Navigation Links
Researcher uncovers potential cause, biomarker for autism and proposes study to investigate theory
Date:1/31/2013

NEW YORK, NY A New York-based physician-researcher from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, best known for his research into fertility and twinning, has uncovered a potential connection between autism and a specific growth protein that could eventually be used as a way to predict an infant's propensity to later develop the disease. The protein, called insulin-like growth factor (IGF), is especially involved in the normal growth and development of babies' brain cells. Based on findings of prior published studies, Touro researcher Gary Steinman, MD, PhD, proposes that depressed levels of this protein in the blood of newborns could potentially serve as a biomarker for the later development of autism. However, this connection, described below in greater detail, has never been directly studied. Steinman presents his exciting theory in the journal Medical Hypotheses (article in press), available online today, January 31.

IGF stimulates special cells in the brain to provide an essential insulating material, called myelin, around the developing nerves that is needed to efficiently transmit important messages about everything the brain controls from physical functions such as movement to mental functions such as sensory perception, thinking and emotions. In the developing fetal and pediatric brain, myelin is also important for nerve fibers in one area of the brain to form proper pathways to other regions, allowing the body to hone functions over time. Insufficient IGF results in insufficient insulating material, as has been seen in brain biopsies of autistic individuals, and may impede proper pathway development. Steinman is proposing that this potential relationship between neonatal IGF levels and autism be directly studied.

In the United States, autism is currently reported in 1 in 88 live births about 125 new cases every day and it is four times more common in boys than in girls. Women who have given birth to an autistic child have approximate
'/>"/>

Contact: Gary Steinman
gary.steinman@touro.edu
646-981-4604
Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
3. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
4. U of Alberta researcher steps closer to understand autoimmune diseases
5. Researchers attempt to solve problems of antibiotic resistance and bee deaths in one
6. UNH researchers find African farmers need better climate change data to improve farming practices
7. Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
8. Researchers uncover molecular pathway through which common yeast becomes fungal pathogen
9. Researchers print live cells with a standard inkjet printer
10. Columbia Engineering and Penn researchers increase speed of single-molecule measurements
11. Researchers reveal how a single gene mutation leads to uncontrolled obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... Dec. 09, 2014 Research and Markets ... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has announced the ... 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... is the adoption of multimodal biometric systems. Multimodal ... an individual for verification and identification purposes. This ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist Medical ... building for its School of Medicine. Funding for this ... capital campaign that will be publicly launched next summer. ... located in the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco ... Quarter. Construction will begin immediately with plans to be ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... , Dec. 4, 2014  Tute Genomics, a ... $2.3 million in Series A1 funding led by UK-based ... also participated in the investment round. "We ... healthcare community adopts next-generation sequencing and seeks new approaches ... Reid Robison , MD MBA, and CEO of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 2Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 3
... Texas A&M University and University of North Carolina ... the effect of diet complexity and estrogen hormone receptors ... shown that promoting the growth of certain beneficial intestinal ... was to determine the effect,of certain factors on intestinal ...
... several hours for doctors to find out which antibiotic ... infection. Using a new technique developed in close collaboration ... Unisensor A/S, Aalborg University, Odense University Hospital and Aarhus ... The significantly shorter response time can help prevent the ...
... Visualized Experiments , will introduce a new technique to ... food crops worldwide. The method, published under the title ... at-risk crops as tomatoes and common bean plants. The ... plant-contamination process as well as the cultivation of plants ...
Cached Biology News:Gut reaction 2Battle against resistant bacteria takes huge leap forward 2Defending food crops: Whitefly experimentation to prevent contamination of agriculture 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Egenix, Inc. is ... been elected Chairman of the Board, to succeed Donald ... CEO, but will continue as a member of the Board.  ... has added to the company over almost twenty years, the ... The Board of Directors has established a Search Committee to ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... The Activated Carbon Manufacturing ... why IBISWorld updated its original industry research report. ... an intensified focus on environmental policy. Over the five ... for power plants and a range of other industrial ... Analyst Sarah Kahn, “a range of downstream industrial sectors ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Achim Noack has been named global vice ... this position, Noack will assist Jerry Stoller, CEO and ... strategy and supervise global marketing management and implementation of ... knowledge and experience in the crop protection industry,” says ... innovative thinking will be a great asset for Stoller ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... This report is a professional ... For an overview analysis, the report introduces quartz ... structure, industry overview, policy analysis, and news analysis, ... has witnessed rapid development with key manufacturers increasing ... report mentions quartz tubing upstream raw materials and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 2Activated Carbon Manufacturing in the US Industry Market Research Report Has Been Updated from IBISWorld 3Achim Noack Joins Stoller Group as Global Vice President of Marketing and Administration 22020 Quartz Tubing Market: Global Development & Forecasts Analysis Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2
... This Thursday, the 17th annual SBIR/STTR Conference will be ... at the Crowne Plaza in Madison, 4402 E. Washington. ... Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer ... billion federal dollars available to small businesses for technological ...
... Corporation, a growth company of ... its Cequent Transportation Accessories Group ... provider of zinc plating services. ... Wis. and has been a ...
... worldwide leader in e-document delivery ... and VSI-FAX(R) product families, announces ... This new solution allows Lotus ... efficiently, effectively, and economically with ...
Cached Biology Technology:Annual Conference Honors Tech Grant Winners 2
... whose sequence is derived from bovine rhodopsin protein. The ... C - S(338) - K - T - E - ... P - A(348). This peptide may be used ... reacts with this product and bovine rhodopsin, catalog # PA1-729. ...
... Dual-Binary Analytical System more than doubles the ... LC/MS. The fast analysis cycles of the ... to 100% in tandem mode. Difficult separations ... Using backflush or heartcut configurations, on-line sample ...
... Components in this kit are prepared with ... Biochains Mitochondria Isolation Kit is designed ... a fast and easy way. One kit ... 100 isolations (enriching mitochondria from 10 ...
... Highly-purified, endotoxin-free plasmid DNA preparations are ... in quantities from 1mg to multi-gram ... as large-scale (100mg-multi-gram) preparations are made ... preparation is formulated according to customer ...
Biology Products: