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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


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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History/Related Projects Fraternal birth order effects on behavior | $205,200.00 | 2008 | R21MH082273-01A1