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MRI studies of early brain development in autism  

Early brain overgrowth is a recently identified, but not yet directly measured, phenomenon in autism. growth. This research will identify early brain growth biomarkers in ASD by longitudinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of infants at risk for ASD, infants at risk for developmental delay, and typical infants at 12 and 24 months.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $362,075.00
Project Number P50MH081755-02
Principal Investigator Courchesne, Eric
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1.3 Identify a panel of biomarkers that separately, or in combination with behavioral measures, 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 University of California, San Diego
State/Country California
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