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Scientists Able To Reverse Autism and Mental Retardation in Mice by Inhibiting an Enzyme
Yahoo News, 8reakingChristianNews.com ^ | June 30 2007 | Yahoo News; Steve Shultz of Breaking Christian News

Posted on 06/30/2007 3:54:35 PM PDT by GretchenM

Background News

"This is very exciting because it suggests that PAK inhibitors could be used for therapeutic purposes to reverse already established mental impairments in Fragile X children."

FOUNDING EDITOR'S NOTE [Breaking Christian News]: We don't often post fulfillments of prophetic words. But some words are so very specific, and the fulfillment may also be specific, that to NOT post [it], would be a disservice to our readers. Kim Clement spoke of Autism in a word we posted on December 23rd from a December 8th session given in Portland, Oregon. We've included the portions of Kim's word—specific to autism—below. You can read the whole word in its entirety by CLICKING HERE.

Part of Kim's word also mentioned "corruption in the pharmaceutical" areas. After recently publishing a story about the connection between the mercury found in childhood vaccines and Autism, we felt this may be what the word was about. We've also included a link to that news story below that paragraph. –Steve Shultz, BCN.

Excerpt from word given by way of Kim Clement—December 8th, 2006

"But because there has been corruption in the pharmaceutical regions and the political areas, they have held back some of these cures which could have taken place..." (BCN News article on vaccines and Autism)

"The Spirit of God says, 'There is a very unusual matter regarding the field of medicine, where they will not allow certain ideas regarding creativity, but once it happens, there will be a breakthrough in May or June of next year...I [the Lord God] already sent out cures where some great, great discovery shall take place, a neurological discovery that will bring those with certain disorders into a place of healing. Look to the autistic children.' For God says, 'Autistic children—if they survive and they come out of it, and the discovery is made, they shall be the geniuses of the world.'"

News Article via Yahoo

(Chicago-AFP)—New research from scientists at MIT—performed on modified lab-mice—has found that by inhibiting a certain enzyme that effects brain-cell connections, the brain damage found in children with Fragile-X syndrome (the most common genetic cause of Autism) could actually be un-done.

According to the AFP report, tests revealed that electrical communication between neurons in the brain was restored by the PAK-blocking action, and that abnormal behavior was also corrected.

Eric Klann, a professor at New York University's Center for Neural Science, remarked, "This is very exciting because it suggests that PAK inhibitors could be used for therapeutic purposes to reverse already established mental impairments in Fragile X children."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: autism; fragilexkids; medicine; mentalhealth; mentalretardation; pakinhibitors

1 posted on 06/30/2007 3:54:39 PM PDT by GretchenM
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To: GretchenM
I'll be the first to say it.

Finally!A cure for Liberalism!!

2 posted on 06/30/2007 3:56:48 PM PDT by uglybiker (relaxing in a luxuriant cloud of quality, aromatic, pre-owned tobacco essence)
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To: GretchenM

Reminds me of the book, “Flowers for Algernon” - I read it in grade school...


3 posted on 06/30/2007 3:57:49 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: GretchenM

How does one diagnose an autistic mouse?


4 posted on 06/30/2007 4:03:32 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi

YOu ask him a question and he just ignores you coldly.


5 posted on 06/30/2007 4:06:43 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kinoxi

Put him in a room full of elephants.


6 posted on 06/30/2007 4:06:53 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: GretchenM

Hopeful Ping!


7 posted on 06/30/2007 4:10:43 PM PDT by dannyboy72 (How long will you hold onto the rope when Liberals pull us off the cliff?)
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To: kinoxi

Mentally challenged mice are applauding these scientists.
BiPolar mice are awaiting their meds, and standing on their tails in anticipation. Cheese flavored prozac in a pet store near you.


8 posted on 06/30/2007 4:11:19 PM PDT by glymers
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To: GretchenM

Hope for Democrats


9 posted on 06/30/2007 4:20:58 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: kinoxi

Good question - don’t know if you asked it tongue-in-cheek, but my guess is the lab guys have isolated the genetic reason for and know how to create autism in lab mice and then they spend their time working backwards to try to find a cure.


10 posted on 06/30/2007 4:27:55 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: dannyboy72

bump for next week. I’ve a friend whose got a kid with autism. They’ll want to see this I suppose (if they haven’t already)


11 posted on 06/30/2007 4:30:24 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: GretchenM

42


12 posted on 06/30/2007 4:30:32 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: All
To the jokesters posting on this thread, I suspect you haven't met or haven't been related to autistic children. It is agony to their families, and nothing to laugh about. I am tremendously excited at the potential written about in the article. It will be very much like Annie Sullivan teaching Helen Keller to spell out and understand and SAY the word, "Water" for the first time. And please, no Helen Keller jokes.
13 posted on 06/30/2007 4:31:48 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: GretchenM

I asked it for both reasons, but how can you determine a mouse to be autistic?


14 posted on 06/30/2007 4:33:07 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: GretchenM

My neighbor’s autistic child is arguably the most productive member of the household. Respectful and hard working.


15 posted on 06/30/2007 4:35:44 PM PDT by kinoxi
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To: GretchenM
The question is that are the Scientists able to develop a "magic pill" in order to cure autism and mental retardation?

Or is this more of genetic research that would only encourage further genetic engineering in the future?

16 posted on 06/30/2007 4:36:54 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican (Everyone that doesn't like what America and President Bush has done for Iraq can all go to HELL)
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To: GretchenM

Thank you. There is also a very promising treatment for Rett Syndrome, an autistic condition affecting girls only, described here:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070208230122.htm

It is like a miracle that the symptoms may be correctable and not permanent.

My son has Asperger’s, a relatively mild version of autism and it’s still heart-breaking. There seem to be a number of different genetic causes and I am so glad there is still hope. This summer he is going to try to get into a clinical trial involving oxytocin, but it doesn’t sound like a permanent fix.

Mrs VS


17 posted on 06/30/2007 6:08:38 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: Incorrigible

Autism hope ping.


18 posted on 06/30/2007 6:16:56 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: kinoxi

Dump a bunch of toothpicks on the floor. If a mouse can count them all while they are falling he is autistic. If he can’t, then the mouse is not autistic.


19 posted on 06/30/2007 6:21:03 PM PDT by JSteff
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I am the mother of an autistic child. I won’t bore you all with the gory details but life has been less then perfect and for the most part I don’t know how my family has made it this far.

From tantrums to fecal smearing our patience has been tried - if this in fact, is possible I will be in line first with my son for the reversal.

Autism does not know party or race - it is an equal opportunity anomaly.


20 posted on 06/30/2007 6:34:15 PM PDT by Mfkmmof4 (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: kinoxi

There are definite behaviors associated with autism, and also things that can be done to confirm it — I’m no expert but have learned a little about it. Whatever is done to diagnose this in humans must also work to diagnose it in mice.


21 posted on 06/30/2007 6:49:36 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: Mfkmmof4

My heartfelt empathy goes out to you and your whole family. I am very glad you ran into this thread. Best wishes and prayers to all of you in regard to the above news.


22 posted on 06/30/2007 6:54:40 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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To: Ronaldus Magnus

Very narrow in this case. It’s strickly relates to Fragile X which is a genetic issue apart from Autism.


23 posted on 06/30/2007 7:30:56 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: GretchenM

My autistic grandson just got his ACT scores today and he had a perfect score in math.


24 posted on 06/30/2007 7:39:12 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Mfkmmof4
Bless you and your family.. My grandson is autistic, with the same symptoms and challenges as it appears that your son exhibits.. I am grateful that there are some glimmers of light in the offing, and can only hope that they are even slightly successful in treating this all consuming and heartbreaking illness.. That said, with all of the challenges, our boy is the sunshine in all of our lives..
25 posted on 06/30/2007 11:02:08 PM PDT by carlo3b (http://cookingwithchefcarlo.com/)
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Let me further add that I have seen this child come further then I ever thought possible. It is thought that one day he will drive and go to college.


26 posted on 07/01/2007 7:21:03 AM PDT by Mfkmmof4 (St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: GretchenM

I’m Autistic and I think it’s funny. Chill out.


27 posted on 07/11/2007 11:39:43 PM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Trinidad&Tobago: Proof that a Muslim minority (5%pop) causes a majority of a country's problems.)
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To: TypeZoNegative

What a bizarre thing to say. I won’t “chill out” at your command. I have a bigger picture of this than you do, apparently, which includes parents who agonize over their autistic children, wanting them to be able to speak, etc.


28 posted on 07/12/2007 8:48:01 AM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus)
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