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Olmsted on Autism: Yupidity from Yale (An Ongoing Series)

Bulldog poopinhg By Dan Olmsted

There is so much sheer nonsense uttered every day by the “experts” on autism that one hardly knows when silently to shake one’s head and when loudly to open one’s mouth. I’ve decided on a useful way to avoid wearing out my vocal cords. I’m going to be selective: Most of it can just sail on by. But every time another needless, pointless and/or erroneous study comes out of Yale, I’m going to yell about it -- and call it what it is, Yupidity.

Actually, I still may end up quite hoarse, as their Child Study Center appears to be a fountain of retrograde nonsense. But because it is my alma mater, and because it is always asking me for money (you would, too, if you had managed to lose at least $8 billion in the past few months), I figure they will especially appreciate my thoughts. Right? 
 
So here goes -- in a story headlined “Study: Autistic Children Miss Social Clues,” The Yale Daily News reported Monday: “According to new Yale research, 2-year-olds with autism lack a key social mechanism that normally allows non-autistic children to recognize human movement.” Well, alert the media -- because “Instead, autistic children focus on the physical aspects of motion and fail to pick up on important social information, according to the study, which was published in the March 29 online edition of Nature.” 


Aren’t I remembering that this has been established about a million times, starting in 1943? Am I dreaming, or didn’t one study show autistic kids were looking at the pictures on the wall, and other such extraneous objects, when Liz Taylor and Richard Burton were emoting about as hard as it is possible to emote in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
 
So, more wasted time and money. Big deal. But the next sentence really sends me around the bend: “The findings provide new clues about the origins of autism that researchers hope will help with early diagnosis and treatment.” That sentence must be on an “insert” key of every autism study publicist in the known universe. New clues, new treatments! Hot damn!
 
But what are those new clues to the origins of autism, and how will they help real live kids? The co-author, Ami Klin, director of the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center, opined thusly:  
 
“Klin said he hopes these results will begin to answer lingering questions about the neurobiology of autism, adding that it could lead to earlier diagnoses and hence, the probability of effective treatments.
  
“’Autism is a neural developmental disorder, the most strongly genetic of them all,” Klin said. “We hope to capitalize on early neuroplasticity and actually make amends into natural course of the condition, optimizing the child’s outcome.”
(Make amends into natural course of the condition? I’m cringing on behalf of my fellow English Literature graduates.)
 
What we here at the Yale Child Study Center hope to capitalize on, I’m afraid, is the promiscuous availability of research money when it is used to reinforce safe, evidence-free assumptions about the origins of autism. Sorry, but autism is NOT genetic, and research is hardly at the point that it is should focus on “lingering questions” about that allegedly established truth. Give us all a break! Maybe they will -- maybe, with $8 billion less to spend, someone at Yale will decide that studies like this don’t need to get funded. 
  
Oh, but wait, Yale didn’t pay. Y-O-U DID!
 
The last line of the Yalie Daily piece is this: “The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Mental Health.” That would be Tom Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health, or to put it possessively, the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Mental Health, or the NIH'S NIMH, the Monty-Pythonesquely repetitive entity that is driving deeper every day into the heart of the autism epidemic by paying for repetitive stuff like this. How ‘bout that vax-unvax study -- which hasn't been done, not even once -- while you’re on a spending spree, Doc?
 
We’ll keep you posted on future instances of Yupidity from Yale.
--
Dan Olmsted Yale '74 is Editor of Age of Autism.

Comments

Marie-Anne Denayer,M.D.

We took our daughter to the Yale Child Study Center when she was 3 and 1/2 years old, As a neurologist I assumed that Prof. Volkmar and his team would help secure a diagnosis and educational plan for our Stephanie who had lost all her previously acquires social skills, speech and some of her motor skills between the ages of 15 and 18 months. It was 1991. The outcome of 2 days of testing left us without any useful recommendations. We were told:
1) Stephanie could not possibly be autistic because she loved me too much to qualify for that label. She was therefore branded "Atypical Atypical PDD".
2) She had to have been autistic fron birth, I just did not notice it.
Narrow-minded then, narrow-minded always. We did not accomplish much more with Dr Isabelle Rapin, expert the next state over.

Stagmom

An autism diagnosis is the kiss of death - it kicks you out of medical care. Autism is not mental illness!

When I review Mia's baby book I want to cry. Sometime I do. I have a written question at her 4 month check up - her head was suddenly very mis-shapen. It had ballooned into a parallelogram and her ears had shifted, becoming cockeyed. She wasn't born that way. I didn't "not notice it" at her 2 month check up. She was my first baby and I doted on her. Her head was round at birth. Brain swelling at 4 months after her spate of 2 month shots? The grandfatherly pediatrician made notes that I only saw years later, "Watch right side for over dependence." He KNEW something was wrong. Had I caught it then maybe I could have prevented the cascade of injury as I continued to vaccinate her for years. No guilt though - there's no place for that. Just trying to help the next generation of parents avoid the same ignorance I had and the docs continue to have.
KIM

bensmyson

My three year old has been diagnosed with encephalitis. The doctors believe the brain injury he received from his encephalitis caused him to present with some of the characteristics of autism. Just this past weekend we took him to the emergency room because he had been having fevers (which is not unusual for him) but our main concern was he was exhibiting MORE autistic traits. Nearly stopped his language except for the echolacia, not making much eye contact and horrible uncharacteristic temper tantrums.

The pediatric doctor that saw him in the ER made a referral to the neurologist for him to be seen this week. The soonest the next available pediatric neurologist said he could see my son was the end of June. I asked why there was no urgency since the ER doc thought that there might be.

The neurologist said, "autistic children often have fevers that cause them to regress until the fever breaks then they bounce back" I told him of a December 2007 study that stated that children with autism seem to improve slightly when they have a fever. (as is my experience, thus being concerned about the change)

The neurologist said he never heard of such a study.

I guess he not only doesn't read the scientific journals he doesn't even read Time Magazine, particularly the April 7th article titled, "Why Fever Helps Autism: A New Theory" this has obviously been kicked around by the scientific community for a long time and has even found it's way to the grocery store checkout line.

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1889436,00.html

I have to believe these "doctors" (and this one is Harvard educated) are like plumbers, half of them have no idea how to do their job, and the only reason why they have the job is because they have a license, not because they are any good. And any of the research done investigating autism escapes them completely. Maybe instead of posting these studies in professional journals they should post them in golfing magazines.

God help us!

Linda

MAN ON MAN what a story yes, i hope you don,t give that money again of all money used in these other studies some totaly stupid i like to say take that money & start a place just to study austim & hire best people to do the job understand thats just my opion about about theamt of money as i don,t have any ideal how much it it but know it a whole lot.

K Fuller Yuba city

If one of the students at Yale turned in this study as a thesis or homework, they would be accused of presenting a Google report.

Nessie King

Dan

As ever our minds are on the same track. It infuriates me that money is being spent on valuable research which just re-hashes old studies. What are these people? Students?

It just gives vent to the plausible deniablility Governments use to deny autistic children and adults valuable services they so desperately need.

Now this study, I have just been sent, on the other hand is far more beneficial:

http://xrdarabia.org/2008/07/11/saudi-victims-aid-in-study-of-autism/

The closeness of marriages in Saudi Arabia—the ‘preferred’ marriage being between first cousins—is known to concentrate the incidence of genetic diseases. That’s a disaster for the families formed by those marriages, but it turns out to be a boon for medical researchers… and potentially others around the world suffering from those diseases.

The Washington Post reports on a new study into the causes of Autism which find that there may be a ‘fix’, at least for some. The study looked into cases of autism in families in Saudi Arabia and other countries that follow the closely intermarried custom. Their findings, which strongly supported the genetic etiology of Autism, also suggested ways in which some children can have parts of their brains turned back on. Interesting piece.

Genes from Middle East families yield autism clues
LAURAN NEERGAARD

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harvard researchers have discovered half a dozen new genes involved in autism that suggest the disorder strikes in a brain that can’t properly form new connections.

The findings also may help explain why intense education programs do help some autistic children _ because certain genes that respond to experience weren’t missing, they were just stuck in the “off” position.

“The circuits are there but you have to give it an extra push,” said Dr. Gary Goldstein of the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, which wasn’t involved in the gene hunt but is well-known for its autism behavioral therapy.
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The genetics suggest that “what we’re doing makes sense when we work with these little kids _ and work and work and work _ and suddenly get through,” he said.

But the study’s bigger message is that autism is too strikingly individual to envision an easy gene test for it. Instead, patients are turning out to have a wide variety, almost a custom set, of gene defects.

Nessie, England

Teresa Conrick

"Yupidity"-- that's perfect!

If this disgusting waste of money and regurgitation of research days gone by keeps happening, I think the tune can change....how about a hip-hop song -- Yale and jail rhyme--......hint-hint

Jake Crosby

As if I need Yale to tell me I've missed social clues...

Maurine Meleck

This study is right up there with old fathers and an abundance of television viewing. What makes me truly sad about this study is that I think of all the HBOT my grandson could get with some of the money and the supplements another child could buy with it. BTW-the photo at top is priceless.
maurine

Angela Warner

Yupid! Just Yupid! I think Yale ran Klin's brain through the kiln.

Hopefully they will, at the very least, recycle the paper this worthless waste of money was printed on.

nhokkanen

Fred Volkmar's colleague. Staunch defenders of the easy, cushy status quo. Why are we not surprised?

More paperwork. No actually looking at living, breathing, sick children.

Autism is a neural DAMAGE disorder.

Kathy Blanco

Illustration of how lovely Yale can be, NOT.

Tracing the Source of the Lyme Epidemic

Jerry Leonard

"How tragic would be the irony if an agency established control and find cures for diseases caused instead their proliferation."
--Comment on Plum Island's Biological Warfare Research, quoted in Lab 257

Justin Raimondo recently wrote an interesting column (Covering the Tracks of the Anthrax Attacks) which got me to thinking...

Assuming we could force Plum Island and/or Ft. Detrick to admit they experimented with Lyme disease (according to Michael Carroll, Plum Island even refuses to admit it worked with Anthrax, even though it eventually showed up on its declassified storage lists); and,

Assuming we could get access to the reference strains they might have stored

Would it be possible to trace the most prominent strains of Bb now infecting the US back to these sources? Could the same technology described below be used in such a task? Or is the sequencing and understanding of Bb strains still primitive compared to anthrax? Are the mutation rates of Bb too fast to trace the current source back to a decades-old source? What are the limitations specific to Bb? (I think Marjorie has already asked these or similar questions, so forgive me if I am repeating them.)

A New Scientist article describes the tracing of the anthrax used in the 2001 attacks back to US military/biowarfare sources:

"The DNA sequence of the anthrax sent through the US mail in 2001 has been revealed and confirms suspicions that the bacteria originally came from a US military laboratory.
The data released uses codenames for the reference strains against which the attack strain was compared. But New Scientist can reveal that the two reference strains that appear identical to the attack strain most likely originated at the US Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick (USAMRIID), Maryland.

The new work also shows that substantial genetic differences can emerge in two samples of an anthrax culture separated for only three years. This means the attacker's anthrax was not separated from its ancestors at USAMRIID for many generations."

Why can't this be done with Bb? Or is it being done already by the North East establishment with a vested legal and financial interest in controlling information about the nature and source of the disease?

From a grant proposal published in one of Marjorie Tietjen's articles:

Study of disease agents and development of rapid means for their detection take on added importance in light of the use of anthrax for a bioterror attack on the U.S.A. The aim of this proposal is to modify a novel DNA-based methodology we have developed for profiling genomic DNAs to permit rapid, cultivation-free differential detection and identification of biothreat infectious agents in their natural environments, including intermediate infected hosts, and clinical specimens from humans or infected animals. We plan to use Borrelia burgdorferi, the arthropod-borne etiologic agent of Lyme disease and Yersinia pestis, the etiologic agent of plague, as our principle test agents to work through the systems. We will begin with B. burgdorferi since although it has a complicated life-cycle involving both arthropod and animal intermediates, it is easy to grow and we have extensive experience in working with it in different complex environments including ticks, rodents and human samples. [emphasis added]

So if tick-vectored Lyme is now known to be a potential biowarfare agent and is being studied in biowarfare research, are we really to believe that Ft. Detrick and its outdoor tick test facility, Plum Island, didn't investigate vaccines and countermeasures against it long ago, if only for defensive purposes? Given their charter (to protect the US from biowarfare attacks), would it not represent criminal negligence if they did not investigate Lyme/Bb while doing their tick research, especially considering the massive scale of the zoonotic tick epidemic ("the most common vector-borne infection in the United States") raging around the Plum Island region today?

What exactly was investigated in those Plum Island tick experiments hinted at in Lab 257? Did Fort Detrick really scour the earth and investigate every disease known to man that might be useful for biological warfare but somehow leave Lyme out? Or was it too perfect a weapon to even admit having worked on it?

I propose that the in vivo conversion of Bb to the protective cyst form during treatment would have absolutely fascinated biological warfare researchers who have extensively studied anthrax--an agent which forms a protective spore which allows it to remain deadly in harsh environments for a great length of time.

A little background... From reading Lab 257 (Michael Carroll), we learn:
Extensive tick research was conducted at Plum Island. (They admit this: "Plum Island experimented with ticks." Ex-director of Plum Island, Jerry Callis)
Open air tests with ticks were conducted at Plum Island (John Loftus, The Belarus Secret), an island teeming with insect vectors
"Plum Island presents more vectors for the spread of infectious disease than perhaps anywhere else. Ticks have a long and varied menu: droves of small foraging birds... a tantalizing wild deer habitat, and thousands of mice and rats for tick larvae and nymphs to feed on. Plum Island is a Lyme disease tinderbox." Lab 257, Michael Carroll, p.20.
The tick-vectored Lyme outbreak in the 1970s started in Lyme, CT which is ~10 miles from the Plum Island tick research center
The highest rate of Lyme disease is on east Long Island, which is only 2 miles from Plum Island.

According to Carroll, Plum Island recruited and worked closely with a Nazi biowarfare expert who had operational experience with insect-based biowarfare delivery vectors:

"...the Army and the USDA conducted numerous outdoor biological warfare experiments within the United States borders; the Army and the USDA were cooperating in a germ warfare laboratory built on Plum Island; the U.S. recruited the key architect of Nazi Germany's germ warfare program who worked directly for Heinrich Himmler; after Fort Detrick and the CIA interrogated him, the Nazi scientist developed the idea to build Plum Island, modeled after his own germ warfare lab on Insel Riems; the USDA borrowed this Nazi scientist to work in its Washington, D.C. area laboratories; and this very Nazi scientist is now confirmed to have been on Plum Island on at least three occasions...."

And according to Carroll, there is a history of tick research being conducted at Plum Island--the research lab based on a similar Nazi biowarfare lab, which happens to overlap with the outbreak of a major tick-vectored epidemic in the region:

"While the Army and the USDA are quick to deny the Plum Island tick experiments ever occurred, every few years the public learns of a top-secret germ warfare test whose existence the U.S. government had long denied. ...Plum Island previously worked on--and continued to work on--tick experiments on 'soft ticks' that transmitted heartwater, bluetongue, and African swine fever viruses, but aren't normally known for spreading the Bb bacteria. But that wasn't the complete picture. The lab chief failed to mention that Plum Island also worked on 'hard ticks,' a crucial distinction. ... A USDA 1978 internal research document titled 'African Swine Fever' notes that in 1975 and 1976, contemporaneous with the strange outbreak in Old Lyme, Connecticut, 'the adult and nymphal stages of Abylomma americanum and Abylomma cajunense were found to be incapable of harboring and transmitting African swine fever virus.' In laymen's terms, Plum Island was experimenting with the Lone Star tick and the Cayenne tick--feeding them on viruses and testing them on pigs--during the ground zero year of Lyme disease. ... The Lone Star tick, named after the white star on the back of the female, is a hard tick; along with its cousin, the deer tick, it is a culprit in the spread of Lyme disease. Interestingly, at that time, the Lone Star tick's habitat was confined to Texas. Today, however, it is endemic throughout New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. And no one can really explain how it migrated all the way from Texas.

Carroll goes further in linking the Lyme epidemic to tick research conducted at Plum Island:

"What occurred in Old Lyme in 1975 was the outbreak of an unknown illness, concentrated within a defined geographic location that infected thirty-nine children and twelve adults. It was a modest epidemic. Old Lyme's outbreak was a foot-print of something that had deposited itself there and festered. Lyme disease cannot simply be ascribed to poor land-use patterns, when ten miles south of Old Lyme lies an untamed island teeming with ticks, birds, deer, and mice, hosting two high-hazard germ laboratories proven to be anything but reliable in containing foreign germs."

Given this information, I would like to know:
Exactly what is the extent of current US biowarfare research into Lyme disease, and when exactly did this research start?
What labs and outdoor tests have been involved?
Did the epidemic start from agents investigated at Plum Island?
What tools (legal, scientific) can be used to determine this?
Were any such bio-agent releases accidental or intentional? (Operation Whitecoat writ-large?)
Carroll reports that Yale (Yale Arbovirus Research Unit, or YARU) worked closely with Plum Island on Rift Valley fever virus. Carroll also reports that the future head of YARU (Shope) had worked with Ft. Detrick in its human experimentation program, Operation Whitecoat. Whitecoat experiments included injecting humans with Rift Valley fever virus (the virus is reported to be 30% fatal) to develop and test vaccines against the virus.

YARU also had worked on WNV. According to Carroll:

"Dr. Robert Shope's Yale Arbovirus Research Unit (YARU) across Long Island Sound held twenty-seven different strains of West Nile virus in its New Haven, Connecticut, freezers until 1995, when he moved to the University of Texas and took his strains with him. YARU and Plum often trafficked in viruses, most notably the dangerous Rift Valley fever virus in 1977. Had Dr. Shope shared West Nile virus reference samples with his friend Plum Island director Dr. Roger Breeze--the island laboratory being the only official location where foreign animal germs like West Nile virus are supposed to be studied?"

Yale later developed the first commercial vaccines for WNV. Chester Southam had injected human subjects in vaccine experments with WNV in the area's surrounding hospitals. Was this part of an Operation Whitecoat project? Did Ft. Detrick or YARU play a role in these human tests similar to that which they played in the Rift Valley virus/Whitecoat Operation? If Yale had WN at the time of the outbreak, did Plum Island? Were they working together on it?

More questions:
Did Yale, Inc. also work with Plum Island and/or Ft. Detrick with Lyme?
Yale doctors were the first to diagnose Lyme disease, which Carroll proposes was researched at Plum Island.
Yale developed the first commercial Lyme vaccine (true?)
Yale has been interfering with an independent and effective diagnosis and treatment protocol for Lyme ever since. (This situation parallels the contempt and derision with which Plum Island workers who came down with Lyme-like symptoms were treated.)
Yale has a financial interest in Lyme Disease, as they have patented tests and vaccinations against Lyme.
If releases from Plum Island were intentional, and the first rule of biological warfare was followed (don't release any agent unless you have a cure), are there hidden cures for Lyme at Ft. Detrick and/or Plum Island? Will Yale, Inc. benefit from these cures?
What other Pharmaceuticals are in Yale's secret $14 billion portfolio?

Now, do you see why I say, Yale is my enemy, and should be yours too?

chrissie

I'm wondering if I could get a grant to study how autism has made me broke!

Kelli Ann Davis -- I'm Enrolling at Northwestern -- PRONTO

Hey, forget about paying me a hundred grand...just sign me up for the Northwestern porno study.

That'll suffice for me ;-)

Beta

This is exactly what happens in England with research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The MRC gives all the money to psychiatrists who go round and round saying the same thing about it being caused by anxiety. All the good research is paid for by the patients donating to charities. The govt funded bodies just give the money to the people who provide the answer that they want. CFS patients are sent to govt funded centres set up to convince them that their illness is a delusion.

Kathy Blanco

Theres something really fishy at Yale, I mean fishy. They have many things I don't like about them. First and foremost is because I have lyme, and my children (with autism), I know a lot of the political and underpinnings of what is happening there. Alan Steere, a researcher who developed the lymerix vaccine (which failed), has made it his lifelong duty, to make sure YOU don't know you have lyme. This is accomplished by setting critieria impossible to meet, which means, the CDC and him have worked together to make SURE, vaccines developed for this condition are passed through and or expensive bandaid medicines. What it also does, is create an environment, in which the entire medical system can say you have MS, Thyroid Disease, CFS, Fibro, SJorgens, etc, but not tell you actually have lyme disease (even autism). By narrowing the criteria on tests, it is easily done. What this does, is fetch giant dollars for the Alzheimers people, the MS people and the like to develop their expensive drugs with dependent pill taking people, so that YOU won't ever know, that this infection is present, and can be cured by long term antibiotics until symptoms leave. I have seen people with ALS walk out of their wheelchairs becaus they really had lyme. Alan Macdonald sees the cysts borrelia in plaques of alzheimers patients, and PCR DNA's show they are borrelia. I would like the same thing to happen for autism, because I have seen in my research a great deal of whole families with autism have lyme.

The point being, Yale has a history of coverups....from skull and bones, onward. They seem to be so attached to medical secrets that they are unwilling to unleash the pandoras box for fear or reprisals, jail time and the like.

If the NIH are our employees, then why aren't we allowed an explanation from them for all of these Lyme crimes and the three or four lawsuits, two of which were class actions against Yale, basically, and the third was an unprecedented suit from a state's Attorney General?

The best we get for an excuse or an explanation is from Anthony Fauci who declared that, basically, "Oh, well, some vaccines like the LYMErix, tuberculosis and HIV vaccines (which are very similar and contain Pam3Cys) didn't work in the usual way expected."
http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/extract/359/9/888

Well, then, Mr. Fauci, is it possible the disease itself does not work in the usual way?

How much do we pay you?

You own a patented treatment [5,696,079] for immune suppression outcomes of infections, like MS, and there was an entire division of the NIH at NINDS which specialized in trying to understand why Lyme caused MS, and yet you, Fauc' - in charge of NIAID - never looked into the matters of why the LYMErix and tuberculosis vaccines failed and why Lyme produced something like MS - a disease of immune suppression for which you own a patented treatment?

See what I mean? It takes some kind of effort to dig through this, but I am sure, they know of the same things happening with autism and vaccines. For, those with certain HLA who took the lymerix vaccine, also had NEUROLOGICAL SYMPTOMS and even GOT LYME from the vaccine, telling me, it is entirely possible to get neurological symptoms from other childhood vaccines, and to have a persistent virus likme measles in the brain, gut and CSF. Interestingly, HLA-DR4 is often in our kids too...hmmmmmm?

AND, please parents, get your kids tested RIGHT for lyme, if you supect...go to www.liafoundation.org for more information. If your kids have low CD57, this is a marker of lyme disease, please check your immune panels.


Jack

Hey, don't knock it. It was through a study like this that I discovered that I might be tired.

FedUp

broken record study. wash, rinse repeat.

Doreen Carlson

Sorry to say but we must not be so naive. The money never goes to finding a cause and look at the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or Cancer Associations. It is even less likely if there is a product developed for MD's to profiteer. This sad story is as old as the hills. The more profitable the disease, the less likely causal facts will be known. Look at all the cathedrals to cancer built now in cities everywhere.

Stagmom

Do you think I can get a couple of hundred grand to find out if women who lose a breast to cancer feel bad about that? Maybe a half a mil to find out if impotence after prostate cancer negatively impacts a man's self-esteem and sex life? Do I hear two million to find out if the birth canal stretches after having twins?

mlinn

If it was over $150,000 our money was wasted? I think if it was over a dollar it was wasted. I had the opportunity to listen to an Autism Speaks researcher in Denver last night - - they are schlepping to raise money through their walks. I noticed the tone was definitely changed from the last time I heard someone from AS present (genetics, genetics, and genetics) but the speaker was almost defensive about their research agenda. Part of the problem is that a lot of their boards are composed of PhDs and Psychologists/Psychiatrists (basically the soft sciences), instead of MDs and hard core scientists. They claimed that this year they will be funding a lot more in the metabolic/mitochondrial and immune system area, but we'll see. Is there any way to contact/barrage Tom Insel about this issue of meaningful research?

jen

Klin is obviously a waste of skin and his research is a waste of everybodies time and money.

Media Scholar

HEY, DAN! YEAH, YOU!

HHHHHHHHEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

You switched to the wholly wrong tree via directing your hoarsey moose-harkening bellow to your (until most recently) avid readers.

Have you recent had access to the jab for faucety movements or something? Such maudlin violences are merely evident of canned gas trapped deeply in the entrails of perhaps abusively mandated [CHOP CHOP] manifestations as telescoping bowels.

Havatchu! Come on then, have your own release o' foul air as you will, you silly wiper of brutish-looking dog's bottoms.

There's a fresh plate of Dead Parrot over yon. (Not crow, mind you!)

Do keep those horned game heralding pipes of yores pointed away from those who quiver easily.

P.S. I DID NOT.

bensmyson

Shouldn't we be able to find out the amount NIH granted to Yale for this "research"?

I wonder how it compares to the NIH research that included a $147,000 Northwestern University study that paid women to watch pornography, another that studied prostitutes at truck stops and one that examined "two-spirited" transvestites in American Indian cultures.

If this brilliant autism study was more than $150,000 we got ripped off.

UNC is just as bad

That sounds similar to my alma mater UNC's useless research.
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/pearls
Here is my favorite (note the usage of the "insert" key):

Recent research on genetics and early development allows for the identification of infants and toddlers that may be at risk for later diagnosis of various developmental disabilities including autism. Early identification then presents opportunities to work with these young children and their families during a
critical period in development. The Early Development Project, funded by Autism Speaks....

WHERE are the doctors?? And I don't mean the psychiatrist studying the latest drug. It's insane that these doctors don't seem to understand that our children are SICK.

paula P Proffit Merckelos

’Autism is a neural developmental disorder, the most strongly genetic of them all" was clearly pulled out of the arse.
Klin show me the evidence.........
Pssst it doesnt exist. Have a clue klin.

meg

I have taken my child to the Yale Child Study Center (before I knew better), and I can attest to the existence of "Yupidity".

Jack

I once helped a grad student move from Yale. Her only packing was to load her heaviest items into a paper grocery bag. After that I wasn't so impressed with Yale.

Wendy Fournier

LOL, thanks for yelling about this Dan. When I read the press release, I actually groaned out loud "Yeah, No Sh*t!" as I hit the delete button.

Robin Nemeth

>“’Autism is a neural developmental disorder, the most strongly genetic of them all,” Klin said.<

Does Klin cite a source for this statement, or did he just pull it out of his arse?

Maybe it's just his own opinion. Or anecdotal evidence.

sdtech

That is a great photo with the bulldog. At least bulldog doo could be used for fertilizer. What value is this phony study? The fact that someone approved funding this repeat work is really obscene.

Bob Moffitt

Dan...this latest "study" by Yale..predictably bereft of any useful information on autism....does provide further evidence of Yale's continuing waste of precious NIH resources.

Seriously, even the NIH must be ashamed of what this study has "produced".

Someday, someone should take the time and produce a study of NIH funded "research".
What has been their most successful research study? Indeed, have they EVER funded a study that broke new ground in the scientific quest for the "cause" and "cure" of autism?

sdtech

Results? How about “what color is a stop light when you have to stop? Red (high fives!)--and we hope these results will begin to answer lingering questions about the reason for traffic deaths.”

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