According to the article, Autism BrainNet claims that the brain tissue will allow researchers to study the disease in a way that is currently not applicable which could open the door to new avenues of potential treatments. This form of examination may increase what scientists know about the disorder and so far, four institutions around the country will collect donated brain tissue and store them for research.
While this research method may draw questions, ongoing research is still important to find vital information about autism. Research supporters and child health advocates like Mark Geier want autism numbers to decrease and that involves the discovery of the root cause. With strong evidence pointing towards environmental factors being the contributing reason as to the onset of autism, certain toxic ingredients are still being exposed to children. For instance, aluminum is a known neurotoxin that is not naturally found in the body and with the influx of aluminum adjuvants found in vaccines since the earlier part of the 1900s, cases of autism have boomed.
Some studies involving autism and vaccines have documented aluminum adjuvants negatively impacting the brains development which should be enough evidence to stop the use of aluminum. However, those in the medical community who produce vaccines with aluminum adjuvants don't want to spend the time or money of formulating new vaccines with alternative adjuvants. While some vaccine manufacturers in other countries have trashed aluminum, their numbers are still small compared to global distributors. It'll require continued medical and scientific research to find an effective solution towards combating autism and reducing its' prevalence.