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 Clinical Research in Autism


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In honor and in memory

of Dr. Bernard Rimland,

Autism Pioneer and Advocate

 Issue: # 25                


Dear Subscriber,


This e-newsletter provides obstetricians, pediatricians and nurses with links to the latest research on ways to understand and to help children and adults on the autism spectrum.  Please feel free to send us your comments and feedback to:  

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Steve Edelson, Ph.D. and Lenny Schafer

Pregnant Woman2 

A sexually dichotomous, autistic-like phenotype is induced by Group B Streptococcus maternofetal immune activation
[Original article appeared in Autism Research]

[Original article appeared in Pediatrics]

[Original article appeared in Medical Hypotheses]
A survey given to over 700 mothers found that women who ingested a greater amount of methanol during pregnancy (primarily via the artificial sweetener aspartame) were more likely to have given birth to a child with autism. 
[Original article appeared in Neurology]
Health-Related Issues
ID' ing autism drugs that cause weight gain
[Original article appeared in Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology]
[Original article appeared in Frontiers in Neuroscience]
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Treatment-Related Issues
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