Skip to comments.Scientists Able To Reverse Autism and Mental Retardation in Mice by Inhibiting an Enzyme
Posted on 06/30/2007 3:54:35 PM PDT by GretchenM
"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 wordspecific to autismbelow. 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 ClementDecember 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 childrenif 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 MITperformed on modified lab-micehas 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."
Finally!A cure for Liberalism!!
Reminds me of the book, “Flowers for Algernon” - I read it in grade school...
How does one diagnose an autistic mouse?
YOu ask him a question and he just ignores you coldly.
Put him in a room full of elephants.
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.
Hope for Democrats
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.
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)
I asked it for both reasons, but how can you determine a mouse to be autistic?
My neighbor’s autistic child is arguably the most productive member of the household. Respectful and hard working.
Or is this more of genetic research that would only encourage further genetic engineering in the future?
Thank you. There is also a very promising treatment for Rett Syndrome, an autistic condition affecting girls only, described here:
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.
Autism hope ping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very narrow in this case. It’s strickly relates to Fragile X which is a genetic issue apart from Autism.
My autistic grandson just got his ACT scores today and he had a perfect score in math.
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.
I’m Autistic and I think it’s funny. Chill out.
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.