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Questioning Answers · 18h ago

"a gluten-related subgroup of schizophrenia"?

A quote to begin this post: "this preliminary study demonstrates that altered AGDA [antibodies against gliadin-derived antigen] levels in the circulation are associated with schizophrenia an...
Questioning Answers · 2d ago

Gastrin-releasing peptide and autism continued

Yet another 'continued' or 'part 2' short post for you today, building on some previous - very preliminary research - talking about the use of gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP) and autism (see...
Questioning Answers · 3d ago

Injury risk and ADHD: part 2

Consider this short post a sort of follow-on to a previous entry on this blog concerning the elevated risk of injury following a diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....
Questioning Answers · 4d ago

On vaccinated and un-vaccinated homeschooled children: the disappearing-reappearing-disappearing-reappearing studies

I originally began writing this post in the last week of November 2016 following first sight of the study abstract by Anthony Mawson and colleagues [1] and their journey into a topic that ha...
Questioning Answers · 5d ago

EEG abnormalities and "high functioning" autism

I'm not a great fan of the term 'functioning' when it comes to autism (see here) hence the quote marks around high-functioning in the title of this post. Yes, I understand the message that i...
Questioning Answers · 6d ago

IMFAR, the autism numbers game and 12% showing 'optimal outcome'

A post recently published on the Spectrum website led to my blogging entry today, and the observation that: 'Alternative screen finds high autism prevalence in U.S. state'.Discussing results...
Questioning Answers · 1w ago

Intestinal dysbiosis, irritable bowel syndrome and ME/CFS

I don't want to spend too much time talking about yet another paper from the research tag-team that is Hornig & Lipkin [1] (open-access) on the topic of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fat...
Questioning Answers · 1W ago

Welcoming zonulin into autism research

I was VERY happy to read the paper published by Erman Esnafoglu and colleagues [1] suggesting that: "zonulin, which regulates intestinal permeability, plays a role in the development of symp...
Questioning Answers · 1W ago

Physical exercise as a nootropic of choice

Nootropic, defined as a 'smart drug' or cognitive enhancer, is generally taken to mean a substance/compound/medicine that has some positive effect(s) on aspects of cognition. I've talked abo...
Questioning Answers · 1W ago

Autism research at IMFAR 2017: a few ones to watch...

As I always seem to do at this time of year, I offer up a sort of 'highlights' post of what there is to see at the premier annual autism research event called IMFAR (The International Meetin...