Navigation Links
Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation Grants NAA $10,000 for Burbacher/Charleston Study
Date:3/4/2008

Funds to support research into the effects on the brain following exposure to mercury

NIXA, Mo., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was announced this week that The National Autism Association (NAA) will receive $10,000 for the Burbacher/Charleston study into the effects of mercury exposure in the brain. The Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc. awarded the grant. Funding will support the completion of a research study relating to the effects upon the brain following exposure to mercury.

The mercury study's primary investigator is Dr. Thomas Burbacher, a University of Washington researcher and long-time investigator into the effects of the toxin. His earlier research found that Thimerosal, best known for its use as an ethylmercury-based preservative in infant vaccines and pregnancy shots, is actually more toxic to the brain than methylmercury.

The goal of this particular investigation is to expand the knowledge of a potential link between neurotoxic exposures and the development of autism, which will in turn lead to better treatments.

"As parents of a child with autism, we are concerned about the possible correlation between mercury and autism and are pleased to see NAA continuing to support this very important research that may help resolve the mercury issue," commented Doug and Laurie Flutie.

The second-phase study by Dr. Jay Charleston and Dr. Burbacher will look more in-depth at brain tissue, and the effects mercury may have on this tissue once it passes the blood-brain barrier. In his first-phase study, Burbacher concluded:

-- Ethylmercury is more toxic because it is less stable as a molecule than methylmercury. Like methylmercury, it gains ready access to the brain across the blood-brain barrier.

-- Ethylmercury leaves more than double the amount of inorganic mercury trapped in the brain than does methylmercury.

-- Inorganic mercury trapped in the brain can stay for many years
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Autism Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
2. R. P. Simmons Family Foundation Pledges $2 Million for New Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Campus
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Applauds City Commissioners Support of Diversity, Urges Call for Mayors Resignation
5. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
6. Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
7. The Tug McGraw Foundation Announces 2007 Fundraising Gala
8. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Pushes for Pre-K Expansion in Georgia
9. Cipla, Tell the Truth; AIDS Healthcare Foundation Launches New Ad Campaign
10. Survey From The Partnership and MetLife Foundation Reveals Important Role Todays Grandparents Play in Teens Lives
11. Exceptional Childrens Foundation Merger with Kayne Eras Center Creates One of States Most Comprehensive Nonprofits Serving the Disabled
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/24/2014)... The North American Omega 3 & Structured Lipids ... lipids market in North America with analysis and forecast of ... from around $762.4 million in 2012 to $1,117 million by ... , Browse through the TOC of the North American Omega ... of the in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal ... prenatal abnormality in the United States. Many children ... antibiotics for the first few years of life ... urinary tract infections. Until recently, however, little evidence ... which involves considerable cost and inconvenience for families. ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... further and faster, according to a new study published ... drugs to tackle melanoma, the most deadly form of ... University of Manchester found that some melanoma cells are ... the surrounding tissue, while other melanoma cells are the ... a tumour, the faster growing cells ,piggy-back, along with ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Cuyahoga County high school students are smoking tobacco products ... according to new data from the Prevention Research Center ... In 2013, more than 22 percent, or one in ... product within the prior 30 days. , Equally surprising ... and hookahs, or water pipes, more than cigarettes ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... but recessions decrease it. Sound paradoxical? Researchers thought ... have shown that employees who lose their jobs ... have shown, unexpectedly, that population mortality actually declines ... and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor ... findings. , Using a nationally representative panel of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North America Omega 3 & Structured Lipids (Nutraceuticals) Market is Expected to Reach $1,117 million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Omega 3 & Structured Lipids (Nutraceuticals) Market is Expected to Reach $1,117 million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Omega 3 & Structured Lipids (Nutraceuticals) Market is Expected to Reach $1,117 million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:North America Omega 3 & Structured Lipids (Nutraceuticals) Market is Expected to Reach $1,117 million in 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Health News:Continuous antibiotics not necessary for many children with common prenatal abnormality 2Health News:Continuous antibiotics not necessary for many children with common prenatal abnormality 3Health News:Piggy-backing cells hold clue to skin cancer growth 2Health News:Cuyahoga County high school students smoking at the same rate as adults 2Health News:Cuyahoga County high school students smoking at the same rate as adults 3Health News:Cuyahoga County high school students smoking at the same rate as adults 4Health News:Joblessness could kill you, but recessions could be good for your health 2Health News:Joblessness could kill you, but recessions could be good for your health 3
... turning their backs on tanning amid growing concerns over skin ... survey shows that teenagers are resisting the urge to tan ... 5,073 Australian adults and 699 Australian teenagers aged 12 to ... that 68 % of those aged 12-17 said they had ...
... University have found a new model that shows how ... in the presence of microenvironment of tumor cells. // ... skin cell to malignant cell is understood with the ... offer new insights into the influence of the tumor ...
... the developing fetus, a womb confers safety and security to ... a womb is even necessary for normal brain development. // ... found to have a poor brain development when compared to ... done regarding brain development of babies born around 26 weeks ...
... bottle-feeding may impose an increased risk of iron deficiency ... American children) according to // a new study by ... Wisconsin. , ,"This is the first study that ... prolonged bottle-feeding and iron deficiency, among a nationally representative ...
... in the UK has revealed that smokers are unconcerned with ... particular they seemed to be aware of the damage // ... lip and even the teeth, but were strangely reluctant to ... oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who are launching a massive awareness ...
... across the walls of a patient's room have been ... hypertension and rheumatic complaints, a study says.//,A study group ... kept in medicated rooms were cured in shorter less ... study involved 36 patients, of whom 19 were kept ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Aussie teens applauded for declining sun tan 2Health News:New Model for understanding Tumor Metastasis 2Health News:Brain development compromised in premature babies 2Health News:Iron deficiency found in children with prolonged bottle feeding 2Health News:Now medicated coir to cure ailments 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... -- Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced the receipt of an allowance by ... the commencement of a Phase I clinical study in ... be allowed by the US FDA in the past ... active and highly selective inhibitor of Src tyrosine kinase ... p53, G2/M arrest of proliferating cell populations and subsequent ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Talyst, a market leader in ... Association of State Veterans Homes (NASVH) Summer Conference in ... of the NASVH is to ensure that each and ... term health care and respect which they have earned ... the InSite® Remote Dispensing System, Talyst can help State ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... , July 24, 2014  The American Association ... supporting its mission to help address audit issues ... exclusive agreement to be the information technology lead ... the leading provider of billing and business management ... HME industry expertise to support this important initiative ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces Allowance of the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for KX2-391 Ointment by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces Allowance of the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for KX2-391 Ointment by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 3Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces Allowance of the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for KX2-391 Ointment by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 4Talyst Exhibits at the National Association of State Veterans Homes Summer Conference 2Brightree Joins AAHomecare as Corporate Partner and IT Lead on HME Audit Key 2
... Nov. 4 According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), ... European market for small-joint reconstructive implants will double by ... for Small-Joint Reconstructive Implants 2009 report ... manufacturers focus more aggressively on sales and marketing, public ...
... Inc., the nation,s leading specialty distributor of health care ... markets, announced today that it has acquired Metropolitan Medical, ... serving the mid-Atlantic region. Sarnova plans to merge ... brand, which specializes in respiratory and anesthesia ...
Cached Medicine Technology:European Small-Joint Reconstructive Implant Market to Nearly Double to $360 Million By 2014 2European Small-Joint Reconstructive Implant Market to Nearly Double to $360 Million By 2014 3Sarnova Acquires Metropolitan Medical to Expand Portfolio of Specialty Health Care Products 2Sarnova Acquires Metropolitan Medical to Expand Portfolio of Specialty Health Care Products 3
... throughput reading of entire racks. Its scanner-based image ... and reads in approximately 10 seconds per rack. ... and a list of ActiveX controls is provided ... includes a USB HP Scanner and software. Compatible ...
... with powder-coated steel legs. Height ... in hundreds of sizes and ... light fixtures and ionizing equipment. ... custom building to meet special ...
Round, height-adjustable, steel laboratory stools with small footprint for small spaces • Choose options like different height-adjustment mechanism or paint finish. • your choice of color...
... This BioSafe room is configured specifically ... and chemical analysis. Panels are precision-joined ... easy to wipe down and disinfect. ... double-wall panel design creates strong, rigid ...
Medicine Products: