Science/Research


Art Caplan: How a zealot's word led us astray on autism

By Amy Pisani I encourage everyone to check out  the msnbc.com article by Dr. Arthur Caplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, “How a...


Autism Science Foundation President Alison Singer on Lancet Retraction

By Amy Pisani Alison Singer, co-founder and president of the Autism Science Foundation, has written an opinion piece for CNN describing how the Wakefield study, and later the disrepute...


Motherlode: The False Prophets of Autism

[Ed. note: this just ran in the New York Times Motherlode Blog. An amazing piece on the recent decision by the GMC on Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the infamous doctor...


Doctor at Center of MMR/Autism Controversy Found Guilty of Reckless Disregard for Suffering Children in Landmark GMC Decision

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation This week, the British General Medical Council (GMC) ruled that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, who first proposed a link between the MMR vaccine...


Second Dose of H1N1 Vaccine for Children Below Age Ten Should Not Be Missed

By Amy Pisani Several batches of Sanofi Pasteur’s H1N1 vaccines have been voluntarily recalled after post delivery testing of the vaccines by the manufacturer revealed that they were less...


Government moves past the vaccine-autism debate

By Amy Pisani Hi everyone, I’m not sure how familiar you are with the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, but it is the committee within the department of Health and...


60 Minutes Gives First-Ever Glimpse of the H1N1 Vaccine Production Plant

By Amy Pisani Yesterday, CBS’ 60 Minutes gave us a peek into the United States’ only H1N1 flu vaccine production facility in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania – allowing the public to...


H1N1 and Autism: What Parents Need to Know

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation There are two main questions that parents of children with autism have been asking us about H1N1 virus and H1N1 vaccine. The...


Welcome to Shot of Prevention from Danielle Romaguera

By Danielle Romaguera Hello and welcome to Shot of Prevention! As co-editor, I am very excited to be launching this blog, and am looking forward to the conversations we...


Vaccinating Against H1N1 is the Right Choice

By Mark Sawyer, MD According to a recent Associate Press-GfK poll, more than a third of parents do not want to vaccinate their children against H1N1. Some seem to...