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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
ACE Center: Auditory mechanisms of social engagement Paul, Rhea Q1.Other Yale University
ACE Center: Clinical Phenotype: Recruitment and Assessment Core Pierce, Karen Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
ACE Center: Early detection and intervention in infants at risk for autism Dawson, Geraldine Q1.L.B University of Washington
ACE Center: Eye-tracking studies of social engagement Klin, Ami Q1.L.B Yale University
ACE Center: Gaze perception abnormalities in infants with ASD Chawarska, Katarzyna Q1.L.A Yale University
ACE Center: Integrated Biostatistical and Bioinformatic Analysis Core (IBBAC) Schork, Nicholas Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
ACE Center: Linguistic and social responses to speech in infants at risk for autism Kuhl, Patricia Q1.L.A University of Washington
ACE Center: MRI studies of early brain development in autism Courchesne, Eric Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
ACE Center: The development of the siblings of children with autism: A longitudinal study Sigman, Marian Q1.L.B University of California, Los Angeles
ACE Network: A longitudinal MRI study of infants at risk for autism Piven, Joseph Q1.L.A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A longitudinal 3-D MRSI study of infants at high risk for autism Dager, Stephen Q1.L.A University of Washington
Amygdala structure & biochemistry in adolescents with autism Nacewicz, Brendon Q1.L.B University of Wisconsin - Madison
Analyses of brain structure and connectivity in young children with autism Nordahl, Christine Q1.L.B University of California, Davis
A prospective multi-system evaluation of infants at risk for autism Bauman, Margaret Q1.L.B Massachusetts General Hospital
A prospective multi-system evaluation of infants at risk for autism Herbert, Martha Q1.L.B Massachusetts General Hospital
Are autism spectrum disorders associated with leaky-gut at an early critical period in development? Dobkins, Karen; Schmid-Schoenbein, Geert Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
Atypical pupillary light reflex in individuals with autism Yao, Gang Q1.Other University of Missouri
Baby Siblings Research Consortium Staff Member Q1.S.B Autism Speaks (AS)
Biomarkers and diagnostics for ASD Bahn, Sabine Q1.S.A Institute of Biotechnology
Biomarkers for autism and for gastrointestinal and sleep problems in autism Anderson, George Q1.L.A Yale University
Brain-behavior growth charts of altered social engagement in ASD infants Klin, Ami Q1.L.A Yale University
Cellular structure of the amygdala in autism Morgan, John Q1.L.B University of California, Davis
Cognitive control and social engagement among younger siblings of children with autism Mohapatra, Leena Q1.L.C University of Miami
Connectivity in social brain systems in autism McPartland, James Q1.Other Yale University
Defining high and low risk expression of emotion in infants at risk for autism Hannigen, Sarah Q1.L.A University of Pittsburgh