New Research – Maternal Antibodies Linked to 1 in 4 Cases of Autism in Kids

Antibodies in Mom Linked to Autism in Kids Jul 10, 2013 By Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today [Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner].

Maternal autoantibodies that target key proteins in the fetal brain could explain almost one in four cases of autism, according to two studies published online this week in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

In one study, researchers from the University of California, Davis MIND Institute identified seven antigens specific to autism and then showed that the antibodies to these antigens were present in the blood of 23% of mothers who had children with the disorder and less than 1% of mothers with normally developing children.

In a second study, female rhesus monkeys exposed while pregnant to the autism-specific antibodies from the blood of mothers of children with autism gave birth to offspring that displayed behavioral traits consistent with the disorder. Male monkeys, but not females, born to the antibody-exposed mothers also had brain growth patterns consistent with male children with autism, seen in neuroimaging studies.

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Antibodies in Mom Linked to Autism in Kids Jul 10, 2013 By Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

NSW Australia Ceases Free Whooping Cough Vaccine

Free whooping cough vaccines will no longer be offered to pregnant women in New South Wales Australia.

Government should cough up for free vaccine Sydney Morning Herald Kirsty Needham July 14, 2013

New mothers will no longer be offered a free whooping cough vaccine the next time they see their GP in the frantic few weeks after bringing baby home. Instead, they have been told to fork out between $40 and $200 and organise their own immunisation before they get pregnant, or in the third trimester of their pregnancy.

In 2012, the NSW government axed the free vaccine for grandparents, fathers and carers.

This year, whooping cough cases are down – averaging 200 a month in NSW.  From this week, women will be largely on their own, with vaccinations offered in NSW public hospital maternity units now described as a ”safety net” only. Health Minister Jillian Skinner says axing most free adult whooping cough vaccines is not a budget issue. The state’s chief health officer Kerry Chant claims telling women to vaccinate before or during pregnancy is ”strengthening the response”.

Autism Epidemic Linked to Epidemic of Vaccine Induced Diabetes – Wall Street Journal

BALTIMORE, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The following release was issued by Classen Immunotherapies, Inc.

A new peer reviewed study was published in the current issue of Open Access, Scientific Reports (Volume 2, Issue 3, 2013) linking the autism epidemic to the epidemic of vaccine induced type 1 diabetes. Growing evidence shows that a large percentage of cases of autism have an inflammatory or autoimmune component. The new data shows autism is strongly linked to type 1 diabetes another epidemic inflammatory disease where the epidemic has been proven to be caused by vaccines. The new paper is authored by immunologist J. Bart Classen, MD.

“We have been publishing for many years that vaccine induced inflammation is causing an epidemic of type 1 diabetes and other diseases. Our new data, as well as the extensive data from others regarding the role of inflammation in the development autism, leaves little doubt vaccines play a significant role in the autism epidemic,” says Dr. J. Bart Classen, MD.

Dr. Classen’s research indicates that the large number of vaccines given to patients is leading to an epidemic of chronic inflammation resulting in epidemics of autoimmune diseases, allergies, and a comprehensive inhibitory response manifesting as obesity and metabolic syndrome.

“The best data indicates that vaccine induced chronic disease is now of a magnitude that dwarfs almost all prior poisoning of humans including poisoning from agents like asbestos, low dose radiation, lead and even cigarettes. Most patients don’t even realize that they are suffering from the adverse effects of vaccines. Even more concerning patients and or their parents are being harassed, accused of practicing poor dieting and exercise habits leading to development obesity and diabetes when in fact they suffer from vaccine induced obesity and diabetes,” says Dr. J. Bart Classen.

Copies of many of Dr. Classen’s papers can be found on the website

Classen Immunotherapies, Inc.

SOURCE Classen Immunotherapies, Inc.

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