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Neuroscientists Reveal How Brain Circuits Are Affected by Infections in Mothers and Newborns

McLean Hospital neuroscientists have found that immune system activation during pregnancy and right at birth can cause alterations in an offspring’s brain neural circuits during young adulthood that are consistent with behavioral symptoms common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions. The detailed findings are available in the March 28, 2018, issue of the Journal of...