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Placental vascular tree as biomarker of autism/ASD risk  

This project studies the branching of larger blood vessels on the surface of the placenta (2D) and the branching structure of the fine vessels of the thickness of the placenta (3D) as a potential biomarker for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study includes an analysis of the maternal medical and gestational factors to determine any risk factors during pregnancy that may have led to ASD. Project Status


Funder Department of Defense
Fiscal Year Funding $483,029.00
Project Number AR093103
Principal Investigator Salafia, Carolyn
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1LA. Identify behavioral and biological markers that separately, or in combination, accurately identify, before age 2, one or more subtypes of children at risk for developing ASD by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 Placental vascular tree as biomarker of autism/ASD risk (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
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