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Reported improvements include increases in alertness, decreases in self-stimulatory behavior, and for some, more coherent language. The new study, funded by Cure Autism Now (CAN), marks the first attempt to systematically document such a "fever effect" in children with autism.
Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by riley
reply to post by camaro68ss
I wrote a reasoned, informed post, but you and others apparently responded only to the headline. From the OP:
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
Ya my 2nd son got autism and his mother didn't get sick while he was pregnant... He did however get the MMR shot and became screwed up because of it..
Call me crazy but it don't take a scientist to tell me wtf happened to him...
Hey Riley and soficrow.. Long time no see you guys.. or girls..
Do you believe there is a genetic predisposition to the condition triggered by environmental factors - or just environmental factors alone ?
In biology, and specifically genetics, epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence – hence the name epi- (Greek: επί- over, above, outer) -genetics. It refers to functionally relevant modifications to the genome that do not involve a change in the nucleotide sequence. Examples of such modifications are DNA methylation and histone modification, both of which serve to regulate gene expression without altering the underlying DNA sequence. These changes may remain through cell divisions for the remainder of the cell's life and may also last for multiple generations. However, there is no change in the underlying DNA sequence of the organism; instead, non-genetic factors cause the organism's genes to behave (or "express themselves") differently.
Could the increase in the number of diagnosed cases be due to greater general awareness of the condition - were once children displaying such atypical behaviour were just deemed odd or to use the parlance of the time "mentally retarded".
Why is there a greater number of males to females who have autism ?
Only the headline? Really?
I could say you seem to want people to only focus on your reasoned, informed post rather than an the news story but I'm not going to assume that about you.
In fact I read your post, but more importantly I read the whole article and actually watched the video and genuinely believe that this will be used to bully pregnant women into having the flu shot. ...My response was about the link you posted and wasn't a judgement on your own views.. in fact we seem to agree that the media is using this study to advertise flu shots.