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Research project about a potential infectious origin of autism  

This study will examine previously undetected pathogens that may be present in the peripheral blood of children with ASD and determine whether the type and/or amount of the pathogens are correlated with the severity of the symptoms and behaviors commonly associated with autism. Project Status


Funder Autism Research Institute
Fiscal Year Funding $40,000.00
Current Award Period 2010-2012
Project Number 2010-5
Principal Investigator Montagnier, Luc
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Causes)
Subcategory Environment
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3SE. Support at least two studies to determine if there are subpopulations that are more susceptible to environmental exposures (e.g., immune challenges related to infections, vaccinations, or underlying autoimmune problems) by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $8,000,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Institut de Recherche Luc Montagnier
State/Country France
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