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Evidence Grows That Maternal Immune Response To Fetal Brain During Pregnancy A Key Factor In Some Autism - 04/16/2009

Evidence Grows That Maternal Immune Response To Fetal Brain During Pregnancy A Key Factor In Some Autism

Mouse studies with human antibodies at Hopkins Children’s add weight to earlier research
Release Date: April 16, 2009

New studies in pregnant mice using antibodies against fetal brains made by the mothers of autistic children show that immune cells can cross the placenta and trigger neurobehavioral changes similar to autism in the mouse pups.

For more information; http://www.hopkinschildrens.org/Evidence_Grows_That_Maternal_Immune_Response_During_Pregnancy_Key_Factor_In_Some_Autism.aspx