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Dr. Derrick MacFabe

M.D., neuroscientist and director – Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, Western University. http://psychology.uwo.ca/autism.htm

Dr. Derrick MacFabe M.D. is the Director of the Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group, and Assistant Professor, Depts. of Psychology (Neuroscience) & Psychiatry (Division of Developmental Disabilities), at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada. He is also a Core Member of the iTARGET Autism Initiative, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is investigating the role of gut-brain interactions on the identification and possible treatments of autism spectrum disorders. Dr. MacFabe’s research examining potential gastrointestinal and infective links in autism has been listed among the “Top 50 Scientific Discoveries in Canada” by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and was featured on the CBC-ARTE documentary “The Autism Enigma”. He was recently called to speak at the Nobel Forum, “The Gut in Focus”, at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Further information on Dr. MacFabe’s work can be seen at his website. Dr. MacFabe discloses there are no financial conflicts of interest related to this issue.

How the Digestive System Affects Autism

The finding that metabolism and genes in autism may not be irreversibly damaged but can actually be altered by compounds produced from bacteria, provides an important link between the gut and brain in autism, and validates the stories that families have been telling us.
03/31/2015 12:43 EDT