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Neurogenic growth factors in autism  

In addition to their prominent role in certain types of cancer, genes in the fibroblast growth factor (FGF) pathway have been shown in animal models to be important for brain development. Animals with mutations in FGF genes, for instance, exhibit anatomical characteristics reminiscent of those observed in autism. Dr. Vaccarino plans to investigate these genes for variants associated with autism. Using samples she collected as well as those from Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE), she also plans to correlate changes in these genes associated with autism with changes in brain size and structures. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Project Number 1883
Principal Investigator Vaccarino, Flora
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? Private
Institution Yale University
State/Country Connecticut
Web Link 1 Neurogenic growth factors in autism (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Neurogenic growth factors in autism | $112,494.00 | 2010 | 1883
Neurogenic growth factors in autism | $150,000.00 | 2008 | 1883
Neurogenic growth factors in autism | $0.00 | 2011 | 1883