Best-Selling Author David Kirby to Discuss the Debate between Vaccines and Autism at Northeastern University

June 24, 2008

Who: David Kirby, the New York based investigative journalist and author of the New York Times Best-seller, "Evidence of Harm, Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic - A Medical Controversy"

What: Hosted by Dr. Richard Deth, Northeastern University Professor of Pharmacology, Mr. Kirby will be at Northeastern University to discuss one of the hottest medical topics – the debate between vaccines and autism. This lecture and Q & A session is free and open to the public.

When: Friday, June 27, 2008, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Where: Northeastern University, Behrakis Health Sciences Center, 30 Leon Street, Room 10

Why: As a follow-up to his book "Evidence of Harm," Mr. Kirby will discuss the following:

*A recent case in the US Vaccine Court in which the federal government conceded that vaccines induced autism in one little girl – and updates on other cases in the court.

*Growing evidence of a link between mitochondrial dysfunction and autistic regression, and case studies of several ASD children with mitochondrial issues.

*State-of-the-art research underway at top universities on the connection between environmental toxins, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, glutathione depletion, neuro-inflammation and autistic encephalopathy.

*Declarations by the Presidential candidates that autism is epidemic and calling for more research into vaccines and mercury as possible causes.

*Recent studies linking ASD risk with heavy metals and other contaminants in air pollution.

The visit is made possible by Generation Rescue, Autism Research Institute, National Autism Association, Coalition for SAFE MINDS, and Talk About Curing Autism.

For more information about this lecture, please contact Jenny Eriksen at (617) 373-2802 or via email at j.eriksen@neu.edu.

About Northeastern

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions. For more information, please visit www.northeastern.edu.

For more information, please contact Jenny Catherine Eriksen at 617-373-2802 or at j.eriksen@neu.edu.

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