Tag: gut

March 2017
Species shift: Bacteria of the genus Bifidobacterium become more abundant in the gut of children who receive a microbial transplant.
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Microbial transplant may treat gut, social problems

by  /  22 March 2017

Replacing the microbes that inhabit the gut may ease digestive troubles and social difficulties in children with autism.

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Pain, impulsivity may motivate self-harm in autism

by  /  8 March 2017

People with autism who have painful digestive issues or difficulties inhibiting their impulses are particularly prone to hurting themselves.

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January 2017
Tissue tiers:  Intestinal organoids have layered folds (left) like those in the human gut, and working neurons (right, green).
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Neurons talk to muscle cells in tiny test-tube intestine

by  /  6 January 2017

A new method allows researchers to transform stem cells into miniature intestines with a working nervous system.

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Injury-prone:   Children whose mothers lack a college degree are at heightened risk of self-harm.Kris Seraphin / Millennium Images, UK
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Large study shows self-injury common among children with autism

by  /  4 January 2017

About one in four children with autism hit, scratch or otherwise hurt themselves, suggests an analysis of school and medical records for more than 8,000 children.

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December 2016
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Features / Special Reports / 2016: Year in review

Hot topics of 2016

26 December 2016

These five trending topics hint at important discoveries to come.

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November 2016
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Controversial autism drug gets ambitious new trial

by  /  28 November 2016

The makers of a drug designed to correct an enzyme shortage seen in some children with autism are moving to test it in children with autism who do not have that deficiency.

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Bacterial boost: Treating mice with Lactobacillus reuteri (left) increases the amount of the hormone oxytocin in neurons (green) in mice born to obese mothers.
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Maternal obesity alters gut bacteria, behavior in mice

by  /  14 November 2016

Mice born to obese mothers have irregular microbiomes, brain abnormalities and autism features.

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Standing tall; defying bullies; stronger together

by  /  11 November 2016

Researchers must rally in the wake of Trump’s triumph, scientists harshly critique their colleagues on social media, and women in science are more collaborative than men.

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September 2016
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Features / Deep Dive

The innovators: How families launch their own autism studies

by  /  28 September 2016

Some parents are starting ‘N-of-1’ studies for autism, but their efforts don’t always get taken seriously.

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The seekers: Why parents try fringe therapies for autism

by  /  21 September 2016

Many parents resort to unproven — even dangerous — alternative treatments for their children’s autism. What drives them?

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