How Immune Response in Pregnancy May Lead to Brain Dysfunction in Offspring

WASHINGTON, DC -- October 12, 2010 -- A pregnant woman’s immune response to viral infections may induce subtle neurological changes in the unborn child that can lead to an increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia and autism. Research published in the online journal mBio® provides new insights into how this may happen and suggests potential strategies for reducing this risk.


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