TRANSCEND Research Program :

autismWHYandHOW website: www.autismWHYandHOW.orgTwitter @autismWHYandHOW

website for book The Autism Revolution:  Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be , Martha Herbert with Karen Weintraub, Harvard Health Publications/Random House 2012:; facebook page:  Twitter @AutismRevolutio

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment : United Nation Report on the planet’s future, 2006

United Nations Report: Agroecology and the Right to Food: UN March, 2011 report on how we can double food production within 10 years while mitigating climate change and alleviating rural poverty

Goldman A. et al., 2015, Bioregulatory systems medicine: an innovative approach to integrating the science of molecular networks, inflammation, and systems biology with the patient’s autoregulatory capacity?  Front. Physiol., 19 August 2015 |  Open Access

From ‘omics’ to complex disease: a systems biology approach to gene-environment interactions in cancer. by Sarah S Knox, Cancer Cell Int. 2010; 10:11.  This visionary synthesis is applicable to many other chronic modern illnesses in addition to cancer, including autism.

Animal products, diseases and drugs: a plea for better integration between agricultural sciences, human nutrition and human pharmacology. by Olav A Christophersen and Anna Haug. Lipids in health and Disease, 2011, volume 10:16. This is a dense but incredibly important article about the “perfect storm” of global dietary shortfalls in nutrients like essential fatty acids, selenium and molybdenum that are critical for DNA protection and repair, combined with growing assaults on the genome from new-to-nature toxicants, radiation etc. — all leading to unprecedented genomic vulnerability — and all soluble by intelligent policy, if we could focus and cooperate (but with a perfect storm like this maybe our brains aren’t working so well, either…).

21st Century Medicine: A New Model for Medical Education and Practice.  A White Paper from the Institute for Functional Medicine. This is a vital thought provoking piece on what medicine could be, and should be.

Systems biology and the future of medicine. by Joseph Loscalzo and Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.  WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine, 2011, volume 3, 619-627.

Rossignol, D. A. and R. E. Frye (2011). “A review of research trends in physiological abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders: immune dysregulation, inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction and environmental toxicant exposures.” Mol Psychiatry. (2012) 17, 389–401; doi:10.1038/mp.2011.165; published online 6 December 2011. An exceedingly useful review making the case that these classes of pathophysiology are strongly implicated in autism.

Special Autism issue of American Journal of Biochemistry and  Biotechnology, 2008, free online:  Focus is on pathophysiology, oxidative stress, inflammation, and environmental impacts on physiology.

‘The Age of Extinction and The Emerging Environmental Health Movement’ by Michael Lerner – President, Commonweal

Collaborative on Health and the Environment

Scale of the universe

Eagle owl at 1000 frames per second flying toward a camera

Romancing the wind: remarkable video of three kites skillfully guided in rhythm to music.

Women of Soul performing at the White House (2014)

Classic pivotal neuroanatomy article: Friedrich Sanides (1970), Functional architecture of motor and sensory cortices in primates in the light of a new concept of neocortex evolution. In The Primate Brain: Advances in Primatology, C.R. Noback and W. Montagna, eds., pp. 137-208.

Cool animation about microbiomes from NPR.


Cool animation about microbiomes from NPR

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