Brain Immunity Storms contribute to ASD

by robynmgoode




AutismFreeBrain is an organization I am excited to learn more about.  Especially due to my interest in PANDAS, I am excited about their focus on immunity storms and the implications for Spectrum kids & mental health.

A foundation of their research:

Finding #1: Brain Immunity Storms (TM) damage behavior and language brain regions affected in ASD. During Brain Immunity Storms, two molecules (ATP & DNA) that should remain inside the mitochondria exit from triggered mast cells. Mitochondria were originally bacteria; when these molecules exit, microglia mistake them for attackers and fire continuously, damaging brain areas that regulate behavior and language. Go to: