Project Detail
Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) logo
Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) logo

Development of a high-content neuronal assay to screen therapeutics for the treatment of cognitive dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders  

This study aims to identify defects in synaptic connectivity at the cellular level and screen for drugs that can restore these synaptic defects to normal. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder Department of Defense
Fiscal Year Funding $597,637.00
Project Number AR093313
Principal Investigator Bear, Mark
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4SB. Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g., cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Massachusetts Institute of Technology
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 Development of a high-content neuronal assay to screen therapeutics for the treatment of cognitive dysfunction in autism spectrum disorders (External web link)
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