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Environment$4,432,898.67
Fiscal Year: 2010
  

Download 2010 Environment projects (EXCEL)
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
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Weisskopf, Marc Q3.L.C Harvard University
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
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
IL-6-mediated Jak2/Stat3 signaling and brain development Tan, Jun Q3.L.C University of South Florida
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Norway Stoltenberg, Camilla Q3.S.H Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Finland Sourander, Andre Q3.S.H Turku University
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
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Santangelo, Susan Q3.L.C Massachusetts General Hospital
Maternal dietary factors and risk of autism spectrum disorders Santangelo, Susan Q3.L.C Harvard Medical School
Novel animal models of impaired social behavior and anxiety: A role for MeCP2 Reyes, Teresa Q3.L.C University of Pennsylvania
Assisted reproductive treatments and risk of autism Reichenberg, Avi Q3.S.H Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
Epidemiological research on autism in Jamaica Rahbar, Mohammad Q3.S.H University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Project 3: Neurodevelopmental toxicology of autism Pessah, Isaac Q3.S.K University of California, Davis
Elevated urinary P-cresol: Intestinal causes and behavioral consequences Persico, Antonio Q3.S.I Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Denmark Parner, Eric Q3.S.H Aarhus University
Epidemiologic studies of reproductive and developmental outcomes – Denmark Olsen, Jorn Q3.S.H Aarhus University
Vulnerability phenotypes and susceptibility to environmental toxicants: From organism to mechanism Noble, Mark Q3.S.E University of Rochester
Research project about a potential infectious origin of autism Montagnier, Luc Q3.S.E Institut de Recherche Luc Montagnier
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
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- West Australia Leonard, Helen Q3.S.H The University of Western Australia
Analysis of the small intestinal microbiome of children with autism Kushak, Rafail Q3.S.I Massachusetts General Hospital
Human intestinal microbial ecology and its relationship to autism Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa Q3.S.I Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- Sweden Hultman, Christina Q3.S.H Karolinska Institutet
Investigating the effect of mercury on ASD, AD and ASD regression Hitlan, Robert Q3.L.C University of Northern Iowa