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NIH wakes up

Posted in Bad Astronomy by Skepdude on September 22, 2008

The National Institutes of Health has shut down a study based on antivaccination garbage.

Hurray!

The research was looking into chelation, the idea that an amino acid can be pumped into the bloodstream where it will remove some potentially toxic metals. What spurred this? The nonsense that mercury is present in the blood due to childhood vaccines.

Yeah, that crap again. So why was the study stopped by NIH?

The board determined that there was no clear evidence for direct benefit to the children who would participate in the chelation trial and that the study presents more than a minimal risk.

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US researchers call off controversial autism study

Posted in News by Skepdude on September 17, 2008

The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the study of chelation (kee-LAY’-shun) has been discontinued. The statement says the agency decided the money would be better used testing other potential therapies for autism and related disorders.

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