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Environment$4,432,898.67
Fiscal Year: 2010
  

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This subcategory includes a number of projects investigating potential environmental risk factors for autism. Example projects include studies of the effects of the microbiome, environmental contaminants and toxins, maternal dietary factors, medications taken during pregnancy or to induce labor, assistive reproductive treatments, child and maternal response to immune challenge, and registries where many of these factors can be tracked simultaneously.
Graph: Genetic risk factors accounted for a majority of research funding in Question 3 in 2010 (63%). Gene-Environment studies received 25% of funding, Epigenetic studies 7%, and Environment studies 5%.
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Project Title Principal Investigator Strategic Plan Objective Institution
Analysis of the small intestinal microbiome of children with autism Kushak, Rafail Q3.S.I Massachusetts General Hospital
An investigation on the potential harmful effects of mercury in the nonhuman primate Burbacher, Thomas Q3.S.F University of Washington
Assisted reproductive treatments and risk of autism Reichenberg, Avi Q3.S.H Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Does thimerosal elicit a hormetic response? Deth, Richard Q3.S.E Northeastern University
Do vagal and circumventricular inflammation contribute to the etiology of regressive autism? Miller, Veronica Q3.Other Wadsworth Center, State of New York Department of Health
Early exposure to acetaminophen and autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva Q3.S.F University of California, Davis
Effect of oxytocin receptor inhibitor (atosiban) during the perinatal period and prevalence of autism spectrum disorders Ebstein, Richard Q3.S.H Hebrew University
Elevated urinary P-cresol: Intestinal causes and behavioral consequences Persico, Antonio Q3.S.I Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Epidemiological research on autism in Jamaica Rahbar, Mohammad Q3.S.H University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Epidemiologic studies of reproductive and developmental outcomes – Denmark Olsen, Jorn Q3.S.H Aarhus University
Evaluation of the immune and physiologic response in children with autism following immune challenge Van de Water, Judy Q3.S.E University of California, Davis
Gene expression and immune cell function in mothers of children with autism Sharp, Frank; Ashwood, Paul; Van de Water, Judy Q3.S.E University of California, Davis
Human intestinal microbial ecology and its relationship to autism Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa Q3.S.I Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
IL-6-mediated Jak2/Stat3 signaling and brain development Tan, Jun Q3.L.C University of South Florida
Immune biomarkers in serum and newborn dried blood spots Vogt, Robert Q3.L.C Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Immunobiology in autism Van de Water, Judy Q3.S.E University of California, Davis
Immunopathogenesis in autism: Regulatory T cells and autoimmunity in neurodevelopment DeWitt, Jamie Q3.S.F East Carolina University
Investigating the effect of mercury on ASD, AD and ASD regression Hitlan, Robert Q3.L.C University of Northern Iowa
Maternal dietary factors and risk of autism spectrum disorders Santangelo, Susan Q3.L.C Harvard Medical School
Maternal risk factors for autism in the Nurses Health Study II – a pilot study Ascherio, Alberto Q3.L.C Harvard School of Public Health
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Weisskopf, Marc Q3.L.C Harvard University
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Santangelo, Susan Q3.L.C Massachusetts General Hospital
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Ascherio, Alberto Q3.L.C Harvard University
MeHG stimulates antiapoptotic signaling in stem cells Bressler, Joseph Q3.S.F Kennedy Krieger Institute
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Data Management Core Bresnahan, Michaeline Q3.S.H Columbia University