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Entries from May 2011

Expelled 2.0

May 29th, 2011 · 54 Comments · Miseducation, Serious overreach

Tweet   After sitting through two very boring presentations at this year’s Autism One conference, it was apparent to my colleague and I that writing about the annual anti-vaccine trade fair would be a challenge bordering on pointlessness. What could we say that hasn’t been said before? An hour later we were standing in the […]

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Unanswered questions from Pace law journal study:
Ethical standards for research on human subjects

May 20th, 2011 · 8 Comments · Careless sourcing

Tweet Did the anti-vaccine group whose paper recently appeared in the Pace Environmental Law Review seek ethical approval to study human subjects? Apparently not. InĀ  Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury, members of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism and Legal Advocacy (EBCALA) administered […]

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Anti-vaccine movement takes case to Capitol Hill

May 12th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Careless sourcing

Tweet Activists from an anti-vaccine law center told nine Capitol Hill staffers today that the purported connection between vaccines and autism is a national problem that Congress needs to address. Mary Holland, Lou Conte, and Lisa Colin of the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy (EBCALA) hosted the briefing, after they released a […]

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New research method finds autism
more common than previously estimated

May 9th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Kudos, Research

Tweet New research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows a 1:38 autism prevalence in South Korea – more than twice what was found in a much quoted but less rigorous 2006 CDC study. Two-thirds of the Korean children diagnosed with an ASD had no previous diagnosis, and were attending mainstream schools with […]

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