Immune system activation of the mother during pregnancy can disrupt neurodevelopment in her offspring, a new study shows.
A new report considers how maternal immune activation can affect neurodevelopment in the developing fetus, and concludes the mother's immune response to infection could alone be sufficient enough to cause life long changes in brain architecture, function and behavior in her offspring.
According to researchers, maternal immune activation during pregnancy can disrupt the expression of genes and processes associated with Autism.
MIT researchers report mothers who contract severe infections during pregnancy face higher autism risks in their children. However, ASD risks could be reduced by blocking the function of certain strains of bacteria found in the mother's gut.
University of Sydney researchers report on a link between allergies and asthma in mothers, and increased severity of social skill deficits associated with ASD in their offspring.
University of Otago researchers report children have an increased risk of developing cognitive deficits linked to schizophrenia if their mother's immune system was activated as a result of infection during pregnancy.
A new study backs up existing evidence that maternal immune activation can impact brain development in children. Researchers report immune activation during pregnancy or soon after birth can cause alterations to brain networks associated with social behavior, resulting in autism-like symptoms in the offspring.
A new study confirms previous findings that link inflammation during pregnancy to altered brain development in children. Researchers have created a machine learning algorithm that can predict the long term neurodevelopmental impact of MIA.
Researchers have successfully identified autism risk in young mice by examining their mother's microbiome during pregnancy. The study, which may offer the earliest detection of autism, could pave the way to developing preventative measures against forms of autism by altering the maternal diet and probiotic intake.
Researchers report abnormal development of the prefrontal cortex and maternal stress may lead to brain activity and cognitive impairments linked to psychiatric diseases such as Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.