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A non-human primate autism model based on maternal immune activation  

Based on epidemiological evidence that viral infection of pregnant women can strongly increase the risk for autism in their offspring, Paul Patterson and colleagues established a mouse model of maternal immune activation. Now that the mouse model has shown behavioral and histological abnormalities consistent with those found in autism, it is important to extend this work to primates.

2008

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $81,333.00
Project Number P51RR000169-47
Principal Investigator Patterson, Paul
Strategic Plan Question Question 3: What Caused This To Happen And Can This Be Prevented? (Risk Factors)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 3.1 Initiate studies on at least five environmental factors identified in the recommendations from the 2007 IOM report “Autism and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities for Research” as potential causes of ASD by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $23,600,000 over 2 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution University of California, Davis
State/Country California
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