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Role of L-type calcium channels in hippocampal neuronal network activity  

Autism spectrum disorder is a common and profoundly debilitating psychological disorder. While recent evidence has implied a genetic basis for this disease, very little is known about how to connect genes to function to [eventually] treatment. This study proposes a series of experiments to develop a deeper understanding of how one model of autism spectrum disorder might function at multiple levels from genes to molecules to neural circuits as they function in the brain.

2008

Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $34,686.00
Project Number F31MH084430-01
Principal Investigator Owen, Scott
Strategic Plan Question Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help? (Interventions)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 4.5 Standardize and validate at least 20 model systems (e.g. cellular and/or animal) that replicate features of ASD and will allow identification of specific molecular targets or neural circuits amenable to existing or new interventions by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $75,000,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Stanford University
State/Country California
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New! History/Related Projects Role of L-type calcium channels in hippocampal neuronal network activity | $32,741.00 | 2010 | 5F31MH084430-03
Role of L-type calcium channels in hippocampal neuronal network activity | $32,191.00 | 2009 | 5F31MH084430-02