Archived | Autism Speaks: Environmental Factors in Autism Initiative | Circa December 2007

Environmental Factors in Autism Initiative The role of environmental factors in the development of autism is a crucial area of study. Although we know that genetics is an important factor, genetics alone may not account for all cases of autism. The increase in the reported number of autism cases has generated extreme concern over the …

Archived | Cure Autism Now/Autism Speaks: Isaac Pessah, Ph.D. Receives Inaugural CAN Environmental Innovator Award | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Isaac Pessah, Ph.D. Receives Inaugural CAN Environmental Innovator Award Cure Autism Now (CAN) is pleased to name Isaac Pessah, Ph.D., as recipient of its first CAN Environmental Innovator Award. This award was designed to identify and support researchers who are studying how relevant exposures to toxins translate into altered biology, and how this is related to …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Provocative Urine Excretion of Heavy Metals Using Meso-2,3-Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (DMSA) in Children with Autism | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Provocative Urine Excretion of Heavy Metals Using Meso-2,3-Dimercaptosuccinic Acid (DMSA) in Children with Autism  Sarah E. Soden and Jennifer A. Lowry, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics (Bridge Grant) Grant abstract:The investigators propose measurement of urinary mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and aluminum prior to and during a 24 hour provocative urine excretion study; comparing children with …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Effect of Mercury on Apoptosis of Neuronal Cells | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Effect of Mercury on Apoptosis of Neuronal Cells  Leman Yel, M.D., University of California, Irvine Grant abstract:Organic mercury compounds are known to be toxic mainly to the nervous system. Recently, the similarities between the neurological findings in mercury exposure and autism have come to attention. It has been estimated that children are exposed to a …

Archived | Autism Speaks: Role of cytokines in developmental neurotoxicity | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Role of cytokines in developmental neurotoxicity  Ellen Silbergeld, Ph.D., Univeristy of Maryland School of Medicine  Grant Abstract:Methyl mercury (MeHg) is an environmental pollutant that causes profound neurotoxicity and has been associated with autism. (2021 Fact: Vaccines DO NOT CAUSE autism) A major toxic effect associated MeHg exposure in humans is damage to the developing nervous …

Archived | Autism Speaks: A Comparative Study Evaluating the Dose-Responsiveness Effects of methylmercury and Thimerosal on Select Nervous, Immune and Enzyme Parameters | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

A Comparative Study Evaluating the Dose-Responsiveness Effects of methylmercury and Thimerosal on Select Nervous, Immune and Enzyme Parameters  Deborah Keil, Ph. D. Medical Univeristy of South Carolina  Grant Abstract:Infantile autism (IA) is a neurodevelopmental syndrome found in 1-5 cases of every 10,000 children with boys acquiring this syndrome 3-5 times more than girls. The spectrum …

Archived | Cure Autism Now/Autism Speaks: Autism, Autism, Autism: Finding Answers within the Vaccine | Circa 2007 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Peter Bell from Cure Autism Now and later, Autism Speaks Autism, Autism, Autism: Finding Answers within the Vaccine  A Letter from Cure Autism Now's Board Chair and CEOAutism, autism, autism. It has permeated everything. We have read and heard the word "autism" from so many people and in so many news articles lately, it is …