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UC Davis study finds link between maternal antibodies and autism
Sacramento Bee

As much as 23 percent of autism cases may be linked to antibodies in some mothers that attack proteins that are critical to fetal brain development, according to a landmark UC Davis study.

Scientists at the UC Davis MIND Institute have identified specific antibodies linked to “maternal autoantibody-related” (MAR) autism, according to a study published this week in a scientific journal.