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Fraternal birth order effects on behavior  

This study will investigate a mouse model for the effects of older brothers on behaviors that typify autistic spectrum disorder. Preliminary evidence suggests that a mammalian mother that has carried a son to term may produce antibodies that attack the nervous system of subsequent sons in utero. By learning how older brothers increase autistic-like behaviors in mice, insight may be gained into the development of autism and possible therapies for this disorder. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $171,000.00
Project Number 5R21MH082273-02
Principal Investigator Breedlove, Marc
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective 3O. Not specific to Question 3 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Michigan State University
State/Country Michigan
Web Link 1 Fraternal birth order effects on behavior (External web link)
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