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Question 3: Short-term Objective F  

Fiscal Year: 2010

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount.3SF. Initiate studies on at least 10 environmental factors identified in the recommendations from the 2007 IOM report "Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research" as potential causes of ASD by 2012. Estimated cost $56,000,000 over 2 years.

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Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
Immunopathogenesis in autism: Regulatory T cells and autoimmunity in neurodevelopment DeWitt, Jamie East Carolina University
Prenatal exposure to polyfluoroalkyl compounds in the EMA study Croen, Lisa Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
MeHG stimulates antiapoptotic signaling in stem cells Bressler, Joseph Kennedy Krieger Institute
Early exposure to acetaminophen and autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva University of California, Davis
An investigation on the potential harmful effects of mercury in the nonhuman primate Burbacher, Thomas University of Washington