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The Search for Autism’s Missing Piece : Autism Research Slowly Turns Its Focus to Environmental Toxicity

In SCIENCE & STEM CELLS on January 13, 2010 at 5:08 am

The Search for Autism’s Missing Piece

Autism Research Slowly Turns Its Focus to Environmental Toxicity

By Brita Belli

© William Duke

Autism cases are on the rise. Or so the most recent data would have us believe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 1 in 100 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)—up from 1 in 150 in 2007. A study in the journal Pediatrics in October 2009 revealed similar numbers—parents of 1 in 90 children reported that their child had ASD. With boys, the rate of ASD was 1 in 58. Without a doubt, autism is the country’s fastest-growing developmental disability, affecting more children than cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. Still, in dealing with a childhood disorder that ranges from “highly functioning” to uncommunicative, and such a long list of potential triggers and treatments, even the numbers themselves are subject to questioning…

…Marty Ann Kelly, a mother from Maine affiliated with T.I.A., bought a mild hyperbaric oxygen chamber for her home to treat her son, Kenneth, now 8 years old. She has also taken him for stem cell injections taken from umbilical cord blood. There, he was injected with 24 million stem cells over four days; and she plans to return. “We believe this will bring him to recovery,” she says, adding: “We are fanatical about understanding autism, what is causing it and how to help combat it better every day, week and month…For the last three years, we have been studying biomedical interventions and using parent-based online-forum analysis to uncover the reasons for his autism.”

“STEM CELLS FOR AUTISM – PROGRESS TO DATE”

https://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/stem-cells-for-autism/


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