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Evaluation and treatment of copper/zinc imbalance in children with autism  

Researchers will determine if there is a significant difference in serum copper and zinc levels as well as the copper to zinc ratio between children with autism (ages 3 to 9 years) and a group of typically developing children matched for age, zipcode and gender. Study findings will establish if the copper to zinc ratio represents a biological marker for at least a subset of children with autism. Project Status
ONGOING

2009

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $7,395.00
Project Number 5M01RR010732-15
Principal Investigator Ramer, Jeanette
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SA. Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may underlie the development of ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Funding Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 Evaluation and treatment of copper/zinc imbalance in children with autism (External web link)
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