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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
Connectivity in social brain systems in autism McPartland, James Q1.Other Yale University
INT2-Large: Collaborative research: Developing social robots Movellan, Javier Q1.Other University of California, San Diego
INT2-Large: Collaborative research: Developing social robots Messinger, Daniel Q1.Other University of Miami
Eyeblink in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study Malone, Richard Q1.Other Drexel University
Social and statistical mechanisms of prelinguistic vocal development Goldstein, Michael Q1.Other Cornell University
ACE Center: Auditory mechanisms of social engagement Paul, Rhea Q1.Other Yale University
Atypical pupillary light reflex in individuals with autism Yao, Gang Q1.Other University of Missouri
The development of selective attention in infancy as measured by eye movements Adler, Scott Q1.Other York University
Visual processing and later cognitive effects in infants with fragile X syndrome Rivera, Susan Q1.Other University of California, Davis
How words and sounds influence category formation in infancy Waxman, Sandra Q1.Other Northwestern 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)
Emotion-modulated psychophysiology of autism spectrum disorders Dichter, Gabriel; Benning, Stephen Q1.Other University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Intersensory perception of social events: Typical and atypical development Bahrick, Lorraine Q1.L.C Florida International University
Cognitive control and social engagement among younger siblings of children with autism Mohapatra, Leena Q1.L.C University of Miami
Receptive vocabulary knowledge in low-functioning autism as assessed by eye movements, pupillary dilation, and event-related potentials Gordon, Barry Q1.L.C Johns Hopkins University
Early language development within the autism spectrum (supplement) Ellis-Weismer, Susan Q1.L.C University of Wisconsin - Madison
Early language development within the autism spectrum Ellis-Weismer, Susan Q1.L.C University of Wisconsin - Madison
Early language development within the autism spectrum (supplement) Ellis-Weismer, Susan Q1.L.C University of Wisconsin - Madison
Social communication phenotype of ASD in the second year Wetherby, Amy Q1.L.C Florida State University
Prosodic and pragmatic processes in highly verbal children with autism Snedeker, Jesse Q1.L.C President & Fellows of Harvard College
The development of joint attention after infancy Adamson, Lauren Q1.L.C Georgia State University
Developmental social neuroscience in infants at-risk for autism McPartland, James Q1.L.C Yale University
A prospective multi-system evaluation of infants at risk for autism Bauman, Margaret Q1.L.B Massachusetts General Hospital
Analyses of brain structure and connectivity in young children with autism Nordahl, Christine Q1.L.B University of California, Davis
Development of face processing in infants with autism spectrum disorders Chawarska, Katarzyna Q1.L.B Yale University