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UCR: Researchers find key component of autistic behavior
Press Enterprise ^ | July 24, 2014 11:09pm PST | MARK MUCKENFUSS

Posted on 07/25/2014 2:28:23 AM PDT by blueplum

A UC Riverside-led team of researchers says it has found conclusive evidence that a naturally produced enzyme in the body is responsible for autism and other neurological disorders in people with Fragile X syndrome.

Fragile X is a mutation of the X chromosome associated with obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviors as well as learning deficits. People affected by Fragile X have been shown to have structural differences in brain cells, such as underdeveloped neural receptors.

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The study is the cover story for the latest edition of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Often, such discoveries are the first step in a long process. Just understanding a mechanism for a particular disease or disorder doesn’t necessarily mean a treatment is imminent. Effective therapies or drugs can be many years away.

In recent years, however, it was discovered that minocycline, an existing ...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: autism; iyrnaethell; minocycline; ucriverside
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1 posted on 07/25/2014 2:28:23 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

“Fragile X”?


2 posted on 07/25/2014 2:30:28 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: blueplum

“Fragile X”?


3 posted on 07/25/2014 2:30:49 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002633/

http://www.fragilex.org/


4 posted on 07/25/2014 2:34:44 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: JennysCool

Fragile X


5 posted on 07/25/2014 2:34:47 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

x wife?


6 posted on 07/25/2014 2:57:01 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: blueplum

Wait’ you mean all the celebtards were wrong about vaccinations....!!!

Shocking they wasted all that money on their scientific degress for nothing..../ S


7 posted on 07/25/2014 2:59:01 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: blueplum
One in 5,000 males is born with the disorder; females can be affected, but to a lesser degree. About 40 percent of cases of autism are associated with Fragile X syndrome.

Given that the current rate of autism diagnosis is 1 in 68, these numbers don't add up. Even if all of the "autism spectrum disorders" are discounted, the numbers still don't add up. If 40% of autistic children have fragile X, and 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism, then the rate of diagnosis of autistic children with fragile X would be 1 in 170. Someone should have proofread the article more carefully prior to publication.

Unfortunately, the original journal article is behind a paywall, so I cannot access it. I doubt we have this journal subscribed at work, either. I would love to read what it actually says.

8 posted on 07/25/2014 3:13:42 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: blueplum

I think a lot of this “fragile X” syndrome can be cured by the “sturdy paddle” syndrome.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 3:42:43 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: exDemMom

They can scream “Fragile X, Y or Z” all they want, I still believe that multiple immunization shots are the cause.

My now 18 year old grandson is autistic. I have videos of this same, very normal 2-3 year old PRIOR to getting immunization shots. He was NEVER the same after getting those shots.

I’m not buying their bull shit!


10 posted on 07/25/2014 3:43:43 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: blueplum

Thanks for the link.


11 posted on 07/25/2014 3:54:52 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: DaveA37

The autism kids have 67% more brain cells. It is a failure to “prune” that occurs in ALL vertebrates. There is a latitude incidence relationship: many more in Finland and almost none at the equator.


12 posted on 07/25/2014 4:00:42 AM PDT by kruss3
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To: DH
"I think a lot of this “fragile X” syndrome can be cured by the “sturdy paddle” syndrome."

That's what I had thought before my daughter was diagnosed with ASD - I wish I'd had known.
Corporal punishment is the very worst approach I could have taken - but I was ignorant at the time....

13 posted on 07/25/2014 4:03:22 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: exDemMom

I think the wires will pick this story up pretty quick - we’ll get more specifics then.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 4:11:25 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum; exDemMom; DH; DaveA37; Texas Fossil; kruss3; Psalm 73
The best cure I have found to date is lots and lots and lots of prayer. God had shown up in a big way.

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

Jeremiah 33:3

15 posted on 07/25/2014 4:20:00 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: Hoodat
"The best cure I have found to date is lots and lots and lots of prayer."

Amen to that.
Going on 13, my daughter is light-years away from where she was when she was first diagnosed at six/seven.
Prayer, homeschooling, prayer, therapy, prayer, patience, prayer....

16 posted on 07/25/2014 4:25:28 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73
I am grateful that God has done it this way. Every single day, I get to see a new miracle in my son's life. I will never forget the day my son called out to my wife, yelling "MOM" from the other room. We both broke down in tears. He had never done that before. I still remember when he didn't talk at all.

God is awesome, and I will not allow the enemy to steal away the destiny that God spoke into my son's life. His very name, Josiah, means 'God heals', and 'Fire of God'. So every time I call him, I am declaring the fire and healing of God.

17 posted on 07/25/2014 4:52:46 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: savedbygrace

X wife, wuzband, etc


18 posted on 07/25/2014 4:55:19 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: DaveA37

“My now 18 year old grandson is autistic. I have videos of this same, very normal 2-3 year old PRIOR to getting immunization shots. He was NEVER the same after getting those shots.”

Many people have before and after videos of their children which show a similar pattern. The 6-month MMR is the worst. Among its listed side effects is “reduced consciousness”. But of course the vaccine claims this only occurs in extremely rare cases. I.e., cases where plaintiffs have been able to convince a court of a vaccine and drug manufacturer’s culpability in damage to their children. There’s no other way adverse effects get added to a vaccine’s side effects after FDA approval.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 5:19:20 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Hoodat
The best cure I have found to date is lots and lots and lots of prayer.
Yeah, that really worked for these guys ... ... all six million of them.
20 posted on 07/25/2014 5:28:35 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
This guy had it worse. He prayed, too.



In the end, God came through. He is faithful. He is good. His mercy endures forever.

21 posted on 07/25/2014 5:50:12 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: oh8eleven
If we can ask: "Why do bad things happen in this world?", why not: "Why does anything good EVER happen in this world?"

They never bother to ask that, though.

22 posted on 07/25/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Psalm 73; Hoodat
Pontificate and blow all the smoke you want.
The fact remains, 50 million men, women and children died during WWII, essentially because one man came to power.
I guess no one thought of praying to stop him.
23 posted on 07/25/2014 6:40:26 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Maybe you should write God a letter explaining how much better things would be if you were in charge instead of Him. Eh, Absalom?
24 posted on 07/25/2014 7:49:00 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: Hoodat
Maybe you should write God a letter explaining how much better things would be if you were in charge instead of Him. With a record like that, even you could do better.
25 posted on 07/25/2014 8:09:59 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Read Job.


26 posted on 08/06/2014 10:54:54 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Psalm 73

That’s why “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” was so effective.


27 posted on 08/06/2014 10:56:32 AM PDT by huldah1776
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28 posted on 08/06/2014 10:57:05 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: huldah1776

Why? Won’t change reality.


29 posted on 08/06/2014 11:27:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Ah, but how you look upon reality is the key. Do you see it for the moment, or as a lifetime, or as eternal? How long is the time line and what is the goal of time. I think most of us know that death is wrong, it just shouldn’t be, and illness is wrong in the same way. Kind of the opposite of the inalienable rights found in the Declaration. Things that should be and things that shouldn’t be.

By the way, I’m glad you came home.


30 posted on 08/06/2014 12:52:49 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776
By the way, I’m glad you came home.
Thank you. I was proud to wear the USMC uniform, and it was an honor to serve America.
31 posted on 08/06/2014 2:53:50 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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