Increase in autism reported by the CDC


Today, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published in  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, its findings from the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, an ongoing surveillance system that provides estimates on the prevalence of autism  spectrum disorder (ASD), that 1 in 54 children in the U.S. have an autism diagnosis, a 10% increase from its 2018 report.

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COVID-19 (Greek Video)
Dr. Theoharides live on Crete TV Evening News April 14, 2020


COVID-19, pulmonary mast cells, cytokine storms, and
beneficial actions of luteolin

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Greek Interview on HEALTHWeb.



Effects of COVID-19 on Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Supplements That Battle Covid-19

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With thanks for help from Dr. Elizabeth Spaar, we put together these signs of shortness of breath you may look for in case someone is not able to communicate or is nonspeaking: 
·     Lethargy or unusual tiredness
·     Panting or loud breathing
·     Sucking in (retraction) at base of throat while inhaling
·     Sucking in (retraction) at the ribs, also during inhale
·     Belly breathing - seeing the stomach extended more than usual on inhale
·     Stomach muscles tensing while trying to push air out
·     Longer time to exhale than inhale
·     Tripod stance (leaning over with hands on knees)
·     Bluish nail beds or lips
·     Change of mental status/confusion
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:
·     Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
·     Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
·     New confusion or inability to arouse
·     Bluish lips or face 
More information can be found at the CDC's website


Dr. Theoharides and the world lost an invaluable friend and colleague


Dear Friend,


It is with deep sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Yasmina. Her multi-faceted beauty and resilient, radiant spirit, however, will live on in our hearts and mind. 


As you know, Yasmina battled, bravely, in her short life through war zones and health complications. Yet, she never gave up and would not want you to. Creating Healing Histamine was a transformative experience and gave her life renewed purpose. Sharing this journey with you meant the world to her. 


Because it was Yasmina's deepest desire to keep Healing Histamine alive we are, currently, working on creating a legacy that will truly honor her and kindly ask for your loving support. While we grieve, privately, rest assured that we will continue to reach out to all of you, the sympathetic community she closely identified with and dearly cared for. We are working on providing you all with ongoing support, and will be making further announcements at the appropriate time….


We apologize in advance for not being able to respond to any emails, however if you would like, please feel free to share any thoughts on her facebook page:


Mast Cell research

Pharmacology is the core of translational research leading to ways of alleviating disease. We study how mast cells are involved in allergy and inflammation. We showed that mast cells are activated by CRH and neurotensin secreted under stress to release inflammatory molecules selectively, including mitochondrial DNA ("innate pathogen") leading to disruption of the gut-blood-brain barriers and to inflammation. We have also shown that the flavonoid luteolin is inhibitory, and a patented liposomal formulation NeuroProtek®, benefits patients with allergies, autism and chronic fatigue syndrome.


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Here you will find over 100 publications from the Theoharides’ Lab relevant to his research in Pharmacology and Drug Development.


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video presentations

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New "innate pathogens" discovered by Dr. Theoharides (PDF)


Recent News Media

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Greek Newspaper Article 2017 (PDF)


Greek Newspaper Article 2016 (PDF)


Groundbreaking Research Links Autism with Histamine, Inflammation and Mast Cell Activation. Read Article


Congratulations to Dr. Theoharides! The book Neuroimmune Pharmacology has recently been published in electronic and print format. Dr. Theoharids contributed to the Autism Spectrum Disorders portion of the book.


•• Dr. Theoharides paper "Neurotensin stimulates NTR3/sortilin and mTOR in human microglia: Potential therapeutic target in autism inhibitable by methoxyluteolin" has published online at


•• Dr. Theoharides selected to be included in "Famous Greeks"


•• Article on Dr. Theoharides' work on "BrainFog" in the Greek paper VIMA TIS KYRISKIS-SUNDAY SCIENCE edition (July 17, 2016)


•• Luteolin for mast cells, histamine and brain fog?


•• A wonderful plant supplement has been backed by scientific research as a mast cell stabiliser and antihistamine.

••  Hope For Autism - The National Herald

••  Autism Spectrum Programs at The Boston Conservatory

•• National Psoriasis Foundation - News Articles






My mystery symptoms and mast cells (documentary)



ARI-Brain Allergy and Autism



AutismOne 2016-An Autism Subgroup With Brain Inflammation Is Treatable



Interview with Dr. Theoharides on GREEK NATIONAL TV DIPLI MATIA on Autism and Brain Fog



Interview with Dr. Theoharides on on Brain Inflammation



Radio & Podcast Presentations

How to Make Friends With Your Immune System, the Latest Research on Autism, and Rethinking Antioxidant Supplements with Dr. Theoharis Theoharides. Listen to the Podcast




Interview of Dr. Theoharides by Mary Ann Rousso to The BlockTakRadio/Coffee Klatch/Special Needs Radio on Mast Cell Disorders.


Interview of Dr. Theoharides on intelligent radio by Dr. Hoffman on the benefits of luteolin.

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Prof. Theoharides' Invited Lectures (2015-17)

  • • Australia Autism Lecture (April 24, 2015; Melbourne, Australia)
  • • Boston Conservatory of Music (May 5, 2015; Boston, MA)
  • • Autism Education Summit (September 26, 2015; Dallas, TX)
  • • National Autism Association (October 15, 2015; St. Pete, FL)
  • • Autism Research Institute (December 5, 2015; Boston, MA, 2015)
  • • Cyprus Pediatric Association (February 14, 2016; Nicosia, CY)
  • • TARF Think Tank (February 19, 2016; Boston, MA)
  • • NCIMS (February 27, 2016;Greenboro, NC)
  • • TACA Massachusetts (March 12, 2016; Watertown MA)
  • • 11th PanHellenic Conference on Allergy & Clinical Immunology (April 16, 2016; Athens, Greece)
  • • TACA Webinar (April 25, 2016; 1 pm)
  • • All Childrens Hospital (April 1, 2016; St. Pete, FL)
  • • TACA Philadelphia (May 7, 2016; Philadelphia, PA)
  • • Autism One (May 27, 2016; Chicago, IL)
  • • Autism One Think Tank (May 28, 2016; Chicago, IL)
  • • EAAACI (June 7-11, 2017; Vienna, Austria)
  • • Old North State Medical Society (June 23-25, 2016; Raleigh, NC)
  • • FASEB Summer Research Conference in the long-running Neuroimmunology series entitled "Translational Neuroimmunology: From Mechanisms to Therapeutics" (July 24-29, 2016; Big Sky, MT)
  • • 11th Annual USAAA World Autism and Asperger Conference (August 29, 2016; Louisville, KY)
  • • MAPS Conference (September 9, 2016; Atlanta, GA)
  • • The Mastocytosis Society (September 15-17, 2016; Orlando, FL)
  • • International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (ICGP) (October 7, 2016; Athens, Greece)
  • • TACA National Conference (October 22, 2016; Costa Mesa, CA)
  • • ILADS Annual meeting (November 4, 2016; Philadelphia, PA)
  • • 37th UMEMPS (Union of Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean Pediatric Societies-Cyprus Pediatric Society (November 6, 2016; Limassol, Cyprus)
  • • 1st International Conference on Autism (November 22, 2016; Paphos, Cyprus)
  • • Nashville Support Group Meeting - Saturday, September 16, 2017 10a-4p Hermitage Library, 3700 James Kay Lane, Hermitage, TN 37076 Speaker: Dr. Theoharides, MD

  • • Brain Fires in Autism: Mast Cells, Microglia and Brain Inflammation - Hilton Orange County Hotel in Costa Mesa, BELIEVE room 2 – 8:00AM October 2017.
  • • Stress, Brain Inflammation and Brain Fog in Autism - Hilton Orange County Hotel in Costa Mesa, BELIEVE room 2 – 8:00AM October 2017
  • • Bari (Italy), 2nd European Conference of Biomedical Research and Treatments of Autism - Mast cell-microglia connection leading to focal inflammation of the brain in autism Saturday @ 15.40 - Brochure (PDF) November 2017
  • • Queen Mary University of London, 15:30-15:30-Regulatory systems pathway from stress to disease and possible parallels to periodontal disease Email: November 2017
  • • Queen Mary University of London, 15:30-16:00-Interventions on the immune regulatory systems Email: November 2017
  • • Conway Hall, London, 10:00 am, Brain Fires in Autism: Mast Cells, Microglia and Inflammation of the Brain December 2017
  • • Conway Hall, London, 10:00 am, Role of Mast Cells in Inflammatory Diseases December 2017

EAAACI=European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
ILADS=International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society
MAPS=Medical Academy of Pediatrics  Se-0pcial Needs
NCIMS=North Carolina Integrative Medical Society
TARF=The Autism Research Foundation
TACA=Think About Curing Autism
ILADS=International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society

past event photos

TACA National Conference - October 20 - 22, 2017
Mastocytosis 20th Anniversary Conference 2014
AutismOne 2013
Family Cafe 2013
NAA 2013
TMS SC 2013 Medical Emergency
Boca 2012

grad student graduation photos

Bodi Zhang
Jing Cao
Katie Weng
Kristiana Kandere
Magda Vasiadi
Michael Tagen




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