The Science Behind the Law of Attraction Magazine December, 2016 - Page 44

been done to Dr. Brian Hooker, a fellow scientist and autism advocate. Thomson would help Hooker write an article on the CDC fraud as well as turn over more than 10,000 documents to the office of Congressman William Posey and apply for federal whistleblower protection. The office of Congressman Jason Chaffetz, head of the powerful House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is now actively investigating this case. I applied for and was granted access to this trove of documents and while I have been investigating autism for many years, the scope of what has taken place has staggered me. Both political parties have actively avoided studying this issue and sometimes when you think you just can?t get any more cynical, you read another document which does exactly that. And yet at the same time I discovered that the burden of keeping such dark secrets was corrosive not just on the individuals themselves, but on the institutions as a whole. And I did find brave individuals, like Congressman Dan Burton, Congressman Dave Weldon, Congressman Bill Posey, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who have been waging lonely battles to get to the truth. I even hold out hope that Congressman Jason Chaffetz?s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will eventually subpoena Dr. Thompson so that three years after this story broke in the autism world, the rest of America and the world can learn about it. HOPE And t here is t he possibil it y of dramat ic progress against t his t erribl e disease. A researcher from the University of California, San Diego, Dr. Robert Naviaux, has been able to quickly reverse autism in three different animal models by the administration of a century-old pharmaceutical, suramin. Suramin is a medication with more than a century of use against African sleeping sickness. Naviaux was abl e t o reverse aut ism in an animal model caused by maternal immune activation (overstimulating the immune system of a pregnant mouse causes autism-like features in her offspring), mice that have Fragile X syndrome, and mice with autism who are the human age equivalent of thirty years old. According to Naviaux?s theory, human cells have something called a ?cell danger response?, in which the cells cut off communication with each other when they sense a certain danger. That danger could be chemical, bacterial, or viral, and it sometimes happen that this response mechanism gets stuck. ?When cells stop communicating, children stop talking,? Naviaux has been quoted as saying. Suramin gets the cells to start talking to each other. Naviaux has completed his first human trials, and while I do not know the results with certainty, I have heard rumors that the results have been overwhelmingly positive. The findings are scheduled to be published Page 44 - December, 2016