Academic Year 2014-2015

Event Title

Identification of Gut Microbes and Their Link to Autism

Location

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

Start Date

22-1-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

22-1-2015 1:00 PM

Disciplines

Bacteriology | Child Psychology | Maternal and Child Health

Description

Autism Spectrum Disorders are currently estimated to effect 1 in 68 children. There are many different genetic, environmental and biological factors that may lead to autism; however, there is no cure. Recently, a link between gut microbes and autism was discovered. Can knowing the identity of the bacteria living in our guts help us to diagnose and treat autism? This lecture will review current research on the identification of gut microbes in children with autism and the potential use of probiotics and vaccines as a treatment.

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Jan 22nd, 12:00 PM Jan 22nd, 1:00 PM

Identification of Gut Microbes and Their Link to Autism

Alvin Sherman Library, 2nd Floor Gallery

Autism Spectrum Disorders are currently estimated to effect 1 in 68 children. There are many different genetic, environmental and biological factors that may lead to autism; however, there is no cure. Recently, a link between gut microbes and autism was discovered. Can knowing the identity of the bacteria living in our guts help us to diagnose and treat autism? This lecture will review current research on the identification of gut microbes in children with autism and the potential use of probiotics and vaccines as a treatment.