Research links maternal antibodies to some autism cases

07/9/2013 | HealthDay News

U.S. researchers analyzed blood samples from 395 women and found that mothers of children with autism were more likely to have certain antibodies that attack fetal brain proteins tied to a form of autism called Maternal Autoantibody-Related autism. The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, could lead to tests to predict autism risk as well as therapies to help prevent damage.

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