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White matter structural deficits in high functioning children with autism  

Neuroimaging research has revealed differences in the structure and function of white matter in the brain of autistic people compared with typically-developing individuals. White matter consists of bundles of nerve fibers that carry signals within and between brain regions. The goal of the proposed research is to better understand the structural organization of white matter fibers of the cingulum bundle in vivo using both diffusion tensor imaging and quantitative structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The study will compare brain scans of 42 high functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (ages 7 to 17 years) to 42 demographically-matched healthy volunteers. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $848.00
Current Award Period 2010-2011
Project Number 5M01RR018535-08
Principal Investigator Bregman, Joel
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Neural Systems
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Feinstein Institute For Medical Research
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 White matter structural deficits in high functioning children with autism (External web link)
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