Thursday, April 09, 2009


Imagine, if you will, that we’re back in the sixties. Imagine that President Lyndon Johnson wants to appoint a national coordinator to oversee all of the civil rights programs that are being enacted. Now, imagine that LBJ appoints Lester Maddox to the post.

Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? Yet, there’s something in the air that could prove to be every bit as ridiculous.

Over at Adventures in Autism, Ginger is reporting the rumor that Alison Singer is lobbying to get appointed to the position of Federal ASD Coordinator, which is being created under the new administration. I’m not usually ne to report rumors, but then neither is Ginger. If she’s blogging it, I can only assume that there must be some substance there.

Alison Singer assuming that kind of leadership role would be so wrong in so many ways. Please go here to Ginger’s blog, and read her post. Then leave your comments there.


Blogger María Luján said...

Hi Wade
You know what are my ideas about thimerosal and autism. But when scientific manuscript like these

MT in mouse cerebellum with low dose thimerosal
Cell Biol Toxicol. 2009 Apr 9.
Induction of metallothionein in mouse cerebellum and cerebrum with low-dose thimerosal injection.Minami T, Miyata E, Sakamoto Y, Yamazaki H, Ichida S.
Department of Life Sciences, School of Science & Engineering, Kinki University, 3-4-1 Kowakae, Higashi-osaka, Osaka, 577-8502, Japan,
Thimerosal, an ethyl mercury compound, is used worldwide as a vaccine preservative. We previously observed that the mercury concentration in mouse brains did not increase with the clinical dose of thimerosal injection, but the concentration increased in the brain after the injection of thimerosal with lipopolysaccharide, even if a low dose of thimerosal was administered. Thimerosal may penetrate the brain, but is undetectable when a clinical dose of thimerosal is injected; therefore, the induction of metallothionein (MT) messenger RNA (mRNA) and protein was observed in the cerebellum and cerebrum of mice after thimerosal injection, as MT is an inducible protein. MT-1 mRNA was expressed at 6 and 9 h in both the cerebrum and cerebellum, but MT-1 mRNA expression in the cerebellum was three times higher than that in the cerebrum after the injection of 12 microg/kg thimerosal. MT-2 mRNA was not expressed until 24 h in both organs. MT-3 mRNA was expressed in the cerebellum from 6 to 15 h after the injection, but not in the cerebrum until 24 h. MT-1 and MT-3 mRNAs were expressed in the cerebellum in a dose-dependent manner. Furthermore, MT-1 protein was detected from 6 to 72 h in the cerebellum after 12 microg/kg of thimerosal was injected and peaked at 10 h. MT-2 was detected in the cerebellum only at 10 h. In the cerebrum, little MT-1 protein was detected at 10 and 24 h, and there were no peaks of MT-2 protein in the cerebrum. In conclusion, MT-1 and MT-3 mRNAs but not MT-2 mRNA are easily expressed in the cerebellum rather than in the cerebrum by the injection of low-dose thimerosal. It is thought that the cerebellum is a sensitive organ against thimerosal. As a result of the present findings, in combination with the brain pathology observed in patients diagnosed with autism, the present study helps to support the possible biological plausibility for how low-dose exposure to mercury from thimerosal-containing vaccines may be associated with autism

are being published I wonder how Mrs Singer may be an option.
Do you want me to analyze with you here? PErhaps off topic but please let me know :)

4/10/09, 6:33 PM  

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