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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
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
Does thimerosal elicit a hormetic response? Deth, Richard Q3.S.E Northeastern University
Research project about a potential infectious origin of autism Montagnier, Luc Q3.S.E Institut de Recherche Luc Montagnier
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
Immunobiology in autism Van de Water, Judy Q3.S.E University of California, Davis
Vulnerability phenotypes and susceptibility to environmental toxicants: From organism to mechanism Noble, Mark Q3.S.E University of Rochester
Early exposure to acetaminophen and autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva Q3.S.F University of California, Davis
MeHG stimulates antiapoptotic signaling in stem cells Bressler, Joseph Q3.S.F Kennedy Krieger Institute
Prenatal exposure to polyfluoroalkyl compounds in the EMA study Croen, Lisa Q3.S.F Kaiser Foundation Research Institute
Immunopathogenesis in autism: Regulatory T cells and autoimmunity in neurodevelopment DeWitt, Jamie Q3.S.F East Carolina University
An investigation on the potential harmful effects of mercury in the nonhuman primate Burbacher, Thomas Q3.S.F University of Washington
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
Prenatal factors and risk of autism in a Finnish national birth cohort Brown, Alan Q3.S.H New York State Psychiatric Institute
Effect of oxytocin receptor inhibitor (atosiban) during the perinatal period and prevalence of autism spectrum disorders Ebstein, Richard Q3.S.H Hebrew University
Epidemiologic studies of reproductive and developmental outcomes – Denmark Olsen, Jorn Q3.S.H Aarhus University
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Denmark Parner, Eric Q3.S.H Aarhus University
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Finland Sourander, Andre Q3.S.H Turku University
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Norway Stoltenberg, Camilla Q3.S.H Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE - Israel Gross, Raz Q3.S.H The Gertner Institute of Epidemiology and Health Policy Research
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- Sweden Hultman, Christina Q3.S.H Karolinska Institutet
Multi-registry analyses for iCARE- West Australia Leonard, Helen Q3.S.H The University of Western Australia
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
Elevated urinary P-cresol: Intestinal causes and behavioral consequences Persico, Antonio Q3.S.I Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma