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MIND Institute director gets $3.5M to study Fragile X language development

There are 6 comments on the Business Journal story from Feb 29, 2012, titled MIND Institute director gets $3.5M to study Fragile X language development. In it, Business Journal reports that:

Leonard Abbeduto, director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received a grant of more than $3.5 million to study language development among individuals with Fragile X Syndrome, a leading cause of intellectual disability and autism.

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#2 Feb 29, 2012
Fragile X is genetic, passed on by the mother. Researchers will consider the factors that affect their language development and how language impairments affect independent functioning in adulthood.

The grant is coming from National Institutes of Health:
"NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe."

It's all about "real" scientists.
Kick Deer In the Crotch

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Feb 29, 2012
friend wrote:
Fragile X is genetic, passed on by the mother. Researchers will consider the factors that affect their language development and how language impairments affect independent functioning in adulthood.
The grant is coming from National Institutes of Health:
"NIH is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, creating hundreds of thousands of high-quality jobs by funding thousands of scientists in universities and research institutions in every state across America and around the globe."
It's all about "real" scientists.
Real scientist are only human. Their miracle drugs are nightmares. Their miracle vaccines maim and kill. Hence the term Mad scientist

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#4 Feb 29, 2012
Has nothing to do about drugs or vaccines.
But don't you worry about it. You don't live in America and your son doesn't have Fragile X, does he????
Kick friend In the Crotch

Winnipeg, Canada

#5 Feb 29, 2012
friend wrote:
Has nothing to do about drugs or vaccines.
But don't you worry about it. You don't live in America and your son doesn't have Fragile X, does he????
Only a DUH would think a study is about anything else but drug or other intervention for profit. It won't be about cure or prevention, just ways to profit from it.

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#6 Feb 29, 2012
But a study is what you're waiting for to prove vaccines cause autism. So a study like that will only be about drug or other intervention for profit?? It wont be about cure or prevention??

Thanks for letting us know!
Minnesota Dumbo

Winnipeg, Canada

#7 Feb 29, 2012
friend wrote:
But a study is what you're waiting for to prove vaccines cause autism. So a study like that will only be about drug or other intervention for profit?? It wont be about cure or prevention??
Thanks for letting us know!
Yes Dumbo

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