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In response to Dr. Haley's
comments from last week's
newsletter, Dr. KL Reichelt, one of the original DAN
think tank participants in 1995 and who is a
researcher at the University of Oslo in Norway that
tests peptides through urine samples, said, "To
expect any direct correlation of any disease
provoking agent and symptoms is unreasonable.
The reasons for this are two fold:
1:Most enzymes (who are the acting factors in
metabolism) are polymorphic or because of mutations
have different levels and activity per molecule in
the population. Therefore a given dose of say txin
will of necessity have different effects depending
on the level of genetically and epigenetically
determined enzyme level. A person with a low enzyme
activity may thus suffer much more than persons with
high enzyme levels but insufficient because of the
toxic input .
2: very many hormones , ligands (drugs) and
especially peptides show hormetic dose response
curves. (Bell shaped curves). Dr Calabrese, in the
US, has been a great
and key person to make this generally known. This
means that different concentrations may have not
linear but bell shaped dose response curve. This is
Susan Rodriguez from California
says, "I wonder how
many autistic children there are with mothers who
had silicone implants. This would mean that they
also have a high level of platinum with in the
A 500 pound baby?
From Unlocking Autism:
"Does your baby weigh over
500 pounds? According to the Environmental
Protection Agency, a
person must weigh over 500 pounds to "safely"
process the amount of mercury still present in
certain vaccines, including flu shots. And yet,
these shots are recommended for pregnant women and
for more information.
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Welcome to USAAA Weekly News, an email newsletter
that addresses a range of topics on Autism Spectrum
Disorders and Asperger's Syndrome.
Combating Autism Act Update
Chairman Barton will not consider Combating Autism Act!
article from www.combatautism.org
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton
(TX) still refuses to release the Senate passed
Combating Autism Act from his committee for
consideration by the full House this session. He is
practicing politics as usual and has stated publicly
(on CNN) that he will not consider the CAA until and
unless the Senate passes his NIH Reform bill.
Chairman Barton, Majority Leader Boehner and Speaker
Hastert must hear from us and also their colleagues
in the House that this is unacceptable!
Call your Republican Congressman and ask him or
her to call Chairman Barton, Majority Leader
Boehner, and Speaker Hastert today!
Autism Study Revised Protocol Approved
The first ever clinical study looking at the use of
a natural chelator on autism disorders had its
revised protocol approved by its FDA approved
Independent Review Board. The study using strict
scientific methodology seeks to validate the
anecdotal reports from parents of autistic children.
The natural supplement, activated liquid zeolite
is an inert mineral with a variety of unique
properties. With increased recruiting efforts, the
protocol changes will make it easier to complete
screening. The sponsor plans to complete recruiting
by the first quarter of 2007.
T-ball Coach Sentenced for Beaning
reported by the Herald Standard October 13,
A Fayette County T-ball coach convicted of offering
a player $25 to beam an autistic teammate was
sentenced to spend one to six years in a state
prison on Thursday.
Mark R. Downs Jr. of Dunbar was sentenced to six to
36 months in prison on each charge of conspiracy to
commit simple assault and corruption of minors, and
the sentences will run consecutively.
The Cause of Thunder; A look into the life of a five-year old boy with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.
Outfront won the Grand Award at the New York
Festivals Awards ceremony honouring excellence in
radio programming and promotion on Thursday for Best
Information Programming for its documentary Cause
Of Thunder, a look into the life of a five-year
old boy with Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism.
The documentary also won a Gold World Medal in the
Outfront is a CBC Radio program in Canada.
Outfront is radio stories about real life. It's all
about your ideas, your experiences, your
perspectives, your story. It's fifteen minutes of
storytelling, experimental audio and new ways of
making radio. Stories told from Canadian
perspectives about the Canadian experience. You
won't hear traditional storytelling, and you won't
hear reporters or hosts. Outfront explores new ways
of presenting stories which break the radio mold.