Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Is DMSA/Succimer use in the absence of high lead a dangerous experiment? BC on Autism Ep 23

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A recent paper caught my eye since it claimed that the use of the chelation agent, DMSA/Succimer, may contribute to cognitive deficits if used in the absence of lead contamination of an animal model.

This is a good paper, but I'm just not entirely convinced the the data. Dunno, maybe it's just me. The bottom line is that if one is convinced by their data that succimer treatment can alleviate lead-induced cognitive deficits, then I believe that one has to be convinced by their data that succimer treatment in the absence of lead contamination induces cognitive defects itself - that's a huge and scary statement.

Check it out.

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Monday, November 13, 2006

Frosted mini RNA, a cure for Autism: BC on Autism Ep 22

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Two different short bits dealing with RNA and autism.  One funny and tasty, the other dealing with an ill-informed (euphemism) money hound.  In part 2, the individual actually uses the recent awarding of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of RNAi to help drum up some dollars for the Drinkee Drinkee Cure Autism RNA lady.

Runtime is 10 minutes. 

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

BC on Autism Ep 21: Hey, hey, it's EDTA

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Just a quick accompaniment to a great article at Autism Street delivering some punishing blows to those who are pushing EDTA chelation therapy for autism despite the amazing health risks involved, risks that have been known and admonished by the government for over 30 years.

Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Running time = 10 minutes

My previous stuff on chelation:

Chelation part 1 (mov)

same but small 3GP format

Chelation part 2 (mov)

same small 3GP format

Sunday, November 05, 2006

BC on Autism 20: What do I do for therapy?

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I get asked all the time about what therapies or interventions I use for our child. Outside of school we simply live life. That's it, but here are some snippets.
Run time is 4min 44sec.