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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
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
Atypical pupillary light reflex in individuals with autism Yao, Gang Q1.Other University of Missouri
Temperament, emotional expression, and emotional self-regulation in relation to later ASD diagnosis Wozniak, Robert Q1.L.A Bryn Mawr College
Social communication phenotype of ASD in the second year Wetherby, Amy Q1.L.C Florida State University
Neurophysiological indices of risk and outcome in autism Webb, Sara Q1.L.A University of Washington
How words and sounds influence category formation in infancy Waxman, Sandra Q1.Other Northwestern University
Multiplexed suspension arrays to investigate newborn and childhood blood samples for potential immune biomarkers of autism Vogt, Robert Q1.L.A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Neurobehavioral research on infants at risk for SLI and autism Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Nelson, Charles Q1.L.A Boston University Medical Campus
Novel methods for testing language comprehension in children with ASD Tager-Flusberg, Helen Q1.S.B Boston University
Neural processes of eye gaze perception and its influence on learning in infancy Striano, Tricia Q1.Other Hunter College (City University of New York)
Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders Stone, Wendy; Messinger, Daniel Q1.L.B University of Washington
Baby Siblings Research Consortium Staff Member Q1.S.B Autism Speaks (AS)
Prosodic and pragmatic processes in highly verbal children with autism Snedeker, Jesse Q1.L.C President & Fellows of Harvard College
ACE Center: The development of the siblings of children with autism: A longitudinal study Sigman, Marian Q1.L.B University of California, Los Angeles
Early detection of autism through acoustic analysis of cry Sheinkopf, Stephen Q1.S.B Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island
Neurophysiological investigation of language acquisition in infants at risk for ASD Seery, Anne Q1.L.A Boston University
Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders Schultz, Robert Q1.L.B University of California, Los Angeles
ACE Center: Integrated Biostatistical and Bioinformatic Analysis Core (IBBAC) Schork, Nicholas Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
Placental vascular tree as biomarker of autism/ASD risk Salafia, Carolyn Q1.L.A Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Visual processing and later cognitive effects in infants with fragile X syndrome Rivera, Susan Q1.Other University of California, Davis
ACE Network: A longitudinal MRI study of infants at risk for autism Piven, Joseph Q1.L.A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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
ACE Center: Clinical Phenotype: Recruitment and Assessment Core Pierce, Karen Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
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
ACE Center: Auditory mechanisms of social engagement Paul, Rhea Q1.Other Yale University