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Autism: Role of oxytocin  

This research study will try to determine whether children with autism have abnormal levels of oxytocin and/or serotonin in their blood and whether oxytocin and/or serotonin levels are related to differences in immune function between children with autism and typically developing children.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $27,862.00
Project Number M01RR023940-02
Principal Investigator Ellerbeck, Kathryn
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2.2 Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may underlie the development of ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of Kansas Medical Center
State/Country Kansas
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History/Related Projects Autism: Role of oxytocin | $6,505.00 | 2009 | 5M01RR023940-03