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Early Signs and Biomarkers$21,333,738.17
Fiscal Year: 2010

Download 2010 Early Signs and Biomarkers projects (EXCEL)
Projects which use a variety of methods to search for signs of autism in very young children (generally under age 3) that could be used for diagnosis, such as eye-tracking, physiological measures, and autism-specific behavioral patterns are included in this subcategory. More examples include projects investigating metabolic measures, such as the levels of specific chemicals, hormones, or proteins in the blood that could be used as biomarkers of the disorder.
Graph: The four subcategories for research related to Question 1 (Diagnosis) illustrated a heavy focus on identifying Early signs and biomarkers for ASD. Characterizing Symptomology and developing Diagnostic and screening tools also received significant funding (24% and 20%, respectively). The smallest subcategory focused on identifying Intermediate phenotypes and subgroups of people with ASD (9%).
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Project Title Principal Investigator Strategic Plan Objective Institution
Visual processing and later cognitive effects in infants with fragile X syndrome Rivera, Susan Q1.Other University of California, Davis
Video game environments for the integrative study of perception, attention and social cognition in autism and autism sibs Belmonte, Matthew Q1.L.B Cornell University
Validation study of atypical dynamic pupillary light reflex as a biomarker for autism Yao, Gang; Miles, Judith; Christ, Shawn Q1.L.A University of Missouri
Translational developmental neuroscience of autism Di Martino, Adriana Q1.L.B New York University School of Medicine
The ontogeny of social visual engagement in infants at risk for autism Klin, Ami Q1.L.A Yale University
The emergence of emotion regulation in children at-risk for autism spectrum disorder Ekas, Naomi Q1.L.A University of Miami
The development of selective attention in infancy as measured by eye movements Adler, Scott Q1.Other York University
The development of joint attention after infancy Adamson, Lauren Q1.L.C Georgia State University
Temporal coordination of social communicative behaviors in infant siblings of children with autism Parlade, Meaghan Q1.L.A University of Pittsburgh
Temperament, emotional expression, and emotional self-regulation in relation to later ASD diagnosis Wozniak, Robert Q1.L.A Bryn Mawr College
Supplement to NIH ACE Network grant: "A longitudinal MRI study of infants at risk for autism" Piven, Joseph Q1.L.A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Studying the biology and behavior of autism at 1-year: The Well-Baby Check-Up approach Pierce, Karen Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders Stone, Wendy; Messinger, Daniel Q1.L.B University of Washington
Social communication phenotype of ASD in the second year Wetherby, Amy Q1.L.C Florida State University
Social and statistical mechanisms of prelinguistic vocal development Goldstein, Michael Q1.Other Cornell University
Signatures of gene expression in autism spectrum disorders Kunkel, Louis Q1.L.A Children's Hospital Boston
RNA expression studies in autism spectrum disorders Kunkel, Louis Q1.L.A Children's Hospital Boston
Receptive vocabulary knowledge in low-functioning autism as assessed by eye movements, pupillary dilation, and event-related potentials Gordon, Barry Q1.L.C Johns Hopkins University
Pupil size and circadian salivary variations in autism spectrum disorder Colombo, John Q1.L.A University of Kansas
Prospective study of infants at high risk for autism Chawarska, Katarzyna Q1.L.A Yale University
Prosodic and pragmatic processes in highly verbal children with autism Snedeker, Jesse Q1.L.C President & Fellows of Harvard College
Placental vascular tree as biomarker of autism/ASD risk Salafia, Carolyn Q1.L.A Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Physical and clinical infrastructure for research on infants-at-risk for autism at Yale Klin, Ami Q1.L.A Yale University
Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism (supplement) Klin, Ami Q1.L.B Yale University
Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism Klin, Ami Q1.L.B Yale University