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Environmentally induced oxidative stress and altered local brain thyroid horomone metabolism: relevance to autism?  

An investigation to determine if exposure to maternal infection or thimerosal results in impaired cerebellar function, oxidative stress, and altered thyroid horomone metabolism in an animal model. Project Status


Funder Coalition for SafeMinds
Fiscal Year Funding $25,000.00
Current Award Period 2010-2012
Project Number 2010-02
Principal Investigator Sajdel-Sulkowski, Elizabeth
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Immune/Metabolic Pathways
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 fever, metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may influence ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years. (Fever studies to be started by 2012.)
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Harvard Medical School; Brigham and Women's Hospital
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 No URL available.
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A