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Safeminds comments on the latest thimerosal-autism study

SafeMinds is an organization which has long promoted the idea that thimerosal caused an autism epidemic. They may be the single greatest force that got the idea into the public’s eye, and got research funding focused on looking at the question.
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Sep 20, 2010

Why don’t the so-called “vaccine safety” orgs talk about vaccine safety?

I really do plan to get back to real autism related subjects. I do. This subject just came up yesterday and it really bugs me so I decided to write something quick. One of the most common statements from the groups (Generation Rescue, Think About...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Oct 30, 2009

Are blood mercury levels an important metric in autism?

A recent study shows that autistic children do not have more mercury in their blood than typical children. When it came out I didn’t have time to discuss it. I have some time now, and other people have blogged it, so I decided it was time to...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Oct 26, 2009

The war on Tom Insel and the IACC

Tom Insel is director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) but he is better known to readers of this blog as the chair of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee. If you read other autism blogs, he’s probably very well known...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Oct 23, 2009

It’s time to stop the intimidation tactics towards the IACC

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) is group of government employees and autism community stakeholders who are chartered with coordinating research activities within the U.S. government’s Department of Health and Human Services...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Oct 21, 2009

Why Generation Rescue shouldn’t be on the IACC

I have been very critical of the lobbying efforts of Generation Rescue. I have found their actions to be far from helpful in the struggle to obtain quality research for people with autism. One issue I haven’t covered is the fact that Generat...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on May 27, 2009

Why Generation Rescue shouldn’t be on the IACC

I have been very critical of the lobbying efforts of Generation Rescue. I have found their actions to be far from helpful in the struggle to obtain quality research for people with autism. One issue I haven’t covered is the fact that Generat...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on May 21, 2009

Thrown under the bus…but for a good cause, right?

America is a wonderful place. Where else can someone publish absolute garbage, refuse to retract it, accuse the government of being involved in a massive conspiracy—and still end up on a government committee? I am speaking of Lyn Redwood. S...
by Left Brain/Right Brain on Apr 21, 2009


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