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Giving beneficial bacteria to stressed mothers during the equivalent of the third trimester of pregnancy prevents an autism-like disorder in their offspring, according to a new... more
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Sleep difficulties linked to altered brain development in infants who later develop autism  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
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