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No, Hillary Clinton - The Science Isn't Settled
February 05, 2015

No, Hillary Clinton, the Science Isn’t Settled

By Lyn Redwood, R.N.,M.S.N. “The science is clear.” “The science is settled.” “There is no debate about the science of vaccines.” These are just some of the claims about “science” lighting up the Twitter-sphere. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s February 2nd tweet has been spreading like a wildfire in southern California: The science is […]

Thimerosal Found to Disrupt Mitochondrial Function in Cells From People With Autism
January 21, 2015

More Evidence of Harm: Thimerosal Found to Disrupt Mitochondrial Function in Cells From People With Autism

By Lyn Redwood, R.N., M.S.N., co-founder of SafeMinds In 1999 when I came to the realization that my son had been exposed to over 125 times his EPA daily allowable exposure to mercury from his infant vaccines, I started researching a little known vaccine preservative called thimerosal. The more I learned about thimerosal, the more […]

What in the world is actually causing autism?
September 10, 2014

Empirical Data Show Autism is On the Rise. Is it Logical to Blame the Toxins of the 1970s?

By Cynthia Nevison, Ph.D., SafeMinds Board Member   When I was pregnant with my first son in 2007, I read that a boy in the U.S. had a 1 in 91 chance of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. A good friend was a special education teacher who attended national meetings to keep up […]

May 22, 2014

IMFAR – Research Needs to Improve Lives of Those Living with Autism

The International Meeting for Autism Research, commonly known as IMFAR, just concluded its annual three-day conference on May 17, 2014.  SafeMinds Board and Research Committee Member, Laurette Janak, reviewed the Autism Speaks roadmap of the conference to see what she missed out on. The roadmap can be found here. “Autism Speaks began the conference with […]

May 15, 2014

Autism’s Environmental Component: New Research Upends Scientific Orthodoxy Strangling Autism Progress

By Sallie Bernard, President, SafeMinds Bill Bernard Hiking (April 2014) New research has just come out which will hopefully drive a stake into a scientific theory that has strangled scientific progress in autism. The theory – that autism’s cause is almost entirely genetic – hasn’t matched the evidence for decades and has undermined promising avenues […]

May 07, 2014

NIH Grant Opportunity for Researchers – Due Date 8/26/14

NIH Environmental Contributors to Autism Spectrum Disorders R01 Research Project Grant due August 26 (Letter of Intent due 30 days before application). The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate and foster research to (1) identify environmental contributors to risk and expression of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and (2) understand how environmental factors impact the […]

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