Category «Autism Science»

Vaccine Research & Child Health Safety

Vaccine Research Safety

Vaccine Research This vaccine research page on AutismDad will be living and ever-changing. Check back often to see annotated, updated info on vaccine research, vaccine safety, and vaccine information. Vaccine Safety & Vaccine Testing When we talk about the safety studies of vaccines it can be more than you’d expect to meet the eye. Not everything …

High BDNF Levels in Autism

High BDNF Levels in Autism

Children with autism have increased blood levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), according to a new meta-analysis. This protein spurs the formation of neuronal connections, or synapses, which may be unusually abundant in individuals with autism. But the study comes with a list of caveats, and it is still unclear what role, if any, BDNF …