A gut feeling: the influence of intestinal microbiota by-products in autism spectrum disorders

Ankita Brahmaroutu Introduction. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a range of pervasive neurodevelopmental disorders, with autism at the center of the spectrum. ASDs include impairments in social interaction, communication, restricted interests, and repetitive behavior with no definitive etiology. Children with autism are more than twice as likely to develop gastrointestinal…
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Ang-2 and VEGF Inhibition alters tumor associated macrophages and normalizes tumor vasculature in glioblastoma

Tejaswini Reddy  Introduction: Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common malignant brain tumor in adults and the current standard of treatment of care is surgical resection of tumor(s) followed by external beam irradiation and taking cytotoxic agent temozolomide orally [1-6]. However, many tumors develop resistance to temozolomide, which is why…
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Inflammation and stress in preeclampsia due to microparticles of the endothelium and the trophoblast

Laura Chahin Introduction – The maternal condition preeclampsia currently has an incidence of 3-5%1 and affects both neonates and mothers globally as the most common cause of mortality2. Preeclampsia can be identified beginning at 20 weeks gestation by hypertension, protein present in urine, and, most concerning, damage to additional organs1.…
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Implications of Acyl-carnitine and Fatty Acid Oxidation Alterations by Intestinal Microbiome in Autism Spectrum Disorder

 Natasha Abdullah Introduction: Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) is a spectrum of developmental disabilities that is marked by social, communication, and behavior impairments. Both environmental and genetic factors have been implicated in the etiology of ASD. With a larger emphasis on intestinal microbiome in various disease pathologies and the efficacy of…
Microbiology Neuroscience

The Role of Gut Microbiome Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, and Firmicutes Bacteria in the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes

Shruti Rao   Introduction.  Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which destruction or damaging of the beta-cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas results in insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia1-3.  T1D usually starts in people younger than 30 and is therefore also termed juvenile-onset diabetes,…
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