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The neural basis of sexually dimorphic brain function  

Behavioral disorders that manifest themselves during development, such as autism spectrum disorders, are often more common and severe in boys than in girls. Sexual differentiation of the brain likely contributes to these differences. This research explores the behavioral consequences of neural sex differences in juvenile rats. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $349,395.00
Project Number 2R01MH047538-14A1
Principal Investigator De Vries, Geert
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 2SB. Launch three studies that specifically focus on the neurodevelopment of females with ASD, spanning basic to clinical research on sex differences by 2011. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,900,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Massachusetts Amherst
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 The neural basis of sexually dimorphic brain function (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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