NeuroDevNet Researcher Stephen Scherer appears in rebroadcast of The Nature of Things' "The Autism Enigma"
On July 26, CBC Television rebroadcast a popular 2011 documentary, The Autism Enigma, exploring the potential gut/brain connection and its role in autism.
An estimated 70 per cent of children with autism are also reported to have severe gastrointestinal symptoms. The Autism Enigma looks at the progress of an international group of scientists, including NeuroDevNet Principal Investigator Dr. Stephen Scherer, in uncovering genetic and environmental factors in autism.
Other contributors included Dr. Derrick MacFabe M.D, (Neuroscience) & Psychiatry (Division of Developmental Disabilities), Director and Principal Investigator of the Kilee-Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.Department of Psychology, and Prof. Jeremy Nicholson, Chair In Biological Chemistry, and Head, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London UK.
To watch the documentary: http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/autism-enigma.html#
The access the filmaker's website for videos of individual researcher interviews and background on the documentary - http://cogentbenger.com/autism/
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