The Epigenetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) comprises of a range of neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by social/communication deficits as well as repetitive/restrictive interests or behaviours. Currently, the exact causes of ASD symptomology is far from being understood. This is, in part, due to the complex and multifactorial nature of the disorder.Despite such complexities significant progress to understanding the disorder … Continue reading The Epigenetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

DDT pesticide exposure during pregnancy now scientifically linked to autism

Autism and its causes can be a loaded subject. For every person who believes that it’s connected to vaccines and environmental toxins, there will be someone else who wants to convince you that it’s simply a random occurrence. However, there is now little doubt about one potential cause of autism: pesticide exposure. This link has … Continue reading DDT pesticide exposure during pregnancy now scientifically linked to autism

Air Pollution and Autism: The Surprising Connection

Source: Air Pollution and Autism: The Surprising Connection by Dr. Edward Group   Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction, impaired verbal and non-verbal communication abilities, and repetitive and restrictive behaviors. Studies indicate that one out of 68 children have some form of ASD, and males are four times as likely to … Continue reading Air Pollution and Autism: The Surprising Connection