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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 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 Ascherio, Alberto Q3.L.C Harvard University
Social determinants of the autism epidemic Bearman, Peter Q3.L.D Columbia University
Structural and functional neural correlates of early postnatal deprivation Behen, Michael Q3.S.H Wayne State University
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Data Management Core Bresnahan, Michaeline Q3.S.H Columbia University
MeHG stimulates antiapoptotic signaling in stem cells Bressler, Joseph Q3.S.F Kennedy Krieger Institute
Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort Brown, Alan Q3.S.H New York State Psychiatric Institute
An investigation on the potential harmful effects of mercury in the nonhuman primate Burbacher, Thomas Q3.S.F University of Washington
Prenatal exposure to polyfluoroalkyl compounds in the EMA study Croen, Lisa Q3.S.F Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Does thimerosal elicit a hormetic response? Deth, Richard Q3.S.E Northeastern University
Immunopathogenesis in autism: Regulatory T cells and autoimmunity in neurodevelopment DeWitt, Jamie Q3.S.F East Carolina University
Effect of oxytocin receptor inhibitor (atosiban) during the perinatal period and prevalence of autism spectrum disorders Ebstein, Richard Q3.S.H Hebrew University
Strengthening qualitative research through methodological innovation and integration: Networks of expertise and the autism spectrum Eyal, Gil Q3.Other Columbia University
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Israel Gross, Raz Q3.S.H The Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research
Early exposure to acetaminophen and autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva Q3.S.F University of California, Davis
Project 1: Environmental epidemiology of autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva Q3.L.C University of California, Davis
Investigating the effect of mercury on ASD, AD and ASD regression Hitlan, Robert Q3.L.C University of Northern Iowa
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- Sweden Hultman, Christina Q3.S.H Karolinska Institutet
Human intestinal microbial ecology and its relationship to autism Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa Q3.S.I Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University
Analysis of the small intestinal microbiome of children with autism Kushak, Rafail Q3.S.I Massachusetts General Hospital
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- West Australia Leonard, Helen Q3.S.H The University of Western Australia
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
Research project about a potential infectious origin of autism Montagnier, Luc Q3.S.E Institut de Recherche Luc Montagnier
Vulnerability phenotypes and susceptibility to environmental toxicants: From organism to mechanism Noble, Mark Q3.S.E University of Rochester
Epidemiologic studies of reproductive and developmental outcomes – Denmark Olsen, Jorn Q3.S.H Aarhus University