The interplay between a mouse’s immune system and certain mutations in her pups may increase autism-like features in the pups.
From parental age to infection during pregnancy, environmental elements can influence autism risk.
Female rats exposed to the pesticide chlorpyrifos show little interest in social interaction.
Exposure to influenza and a lack of sunlight may drive the increased risk of autism.
Children born to parents who are 35 or older are at an increased risk of autism; for schizophrenia, the increased risk is limited to those born to mothers in their teens or early 20s.
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High levels of chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls in a pregnant woman’s blood may raise the risk of autism in her child.
Only a small fraction of women who battle infections during pregnancy have children with autism, suggesting that some infections are riskier than others.
Jill Escher is on a mission to spur research into how chemicals in the environment may influence risk for autism.
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