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Studying the biology and behavior of autism at 1-year: The Well-Baby Check-Up approach  

The major aim of these studies is for successful identification of biological and behavioral features of autism at 12 months of age. In one study, to address the important question of immunological abnormality in autism early in life, state-of-the-art methods will be used to assay plasma levels of specific immune significant cytokines and growth factors. In the second study, to address important questions about early social interest and orienting abnormalities in autism, a quantitative experimental procedure for investigating social preference behavior and eye gaze patterns will be used. Project Status
ONGOING

2010

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $275,152.00
Current Award Period 2007-2012
Project Number 5R01MH080134-03
Principal Investigator Pierce, Karen
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Subcategory Early Signs and Biomarkers
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, and evaluate whether these risk markers or profiles can improve early identification through heightened developmental monitoring and screening by 2014. IACC Recommended Budget: $33,300,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, San Diego
State/Country California
Web Link 1 Studying the biology and behavior of autism at 1-year: The Well-Baby Check-Up approach (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
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