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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
Metabolic biomarkers of autism: Predictive potential and genetic susceptibility James, Sandra Q1.L.A Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Baby Siblings Research Consortium Staff Member Q1.S.B Autism Speaks (AS)
Novel methods for testing language comprehension in children with ASD Tager-Flusberg, Helen Q1.S.B Boston University
Neurophysiological investigation of language acquisition in infants at risk for ASD Seery, Anne Q1.L.A Boston University
Neurobehavioral research on infants at risk for SLI and autism Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Nelson, Charles Q1.L.A Boston University Medical Campus
Temperament, emotional expression, and emotional self-regulation in relation to later ASD diagnosis Wozniak, Robert Q1.L.A Bryn Mawr College
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)
RNA expression studies in autism spectrum disorders Kunkel, Louis Q1.L.A Children's Hospital Boston
Signatures of gene expression in autism spectrum disorders Kunkel, Louis Q1.L.A Children's Hospital Boston
Electrophysiological, metabolic and behavioral markers of infants at risk Nelson, Charles Q1.L.A Children's Hospital Boston
Video game environments for the integrative study of perception, attention and social cognition in autism and autism sibs Belmonte, Matthew Q1.L.B Cornell University
Social and statistical mechanisms of prelinguistic vocal development Goldstein, Michael Q1.Other Cornell University
Eyeblink in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study Malone, Richard Q1.Other Drexel University
Intersensory perception of social events: Typical and atypical development Bahrick, Lorraine Q1.L.C Florida International University
Social communication phenotype of ASD in the second year Wetherby, Amy Q1.L.C Florida State University
The development of joint attention after infancy Adamson, Lauren Q1.L.C Georgia State 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)
Biomarkers and diagnostics for ASD Bahn, Sabine Q1.S.A Institute of Biotechnology
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
Identification of lipid biomarkers for autism Kang, Jing Q1.L.A Massachusetts General Hospital
A prospective multi-system evaluation of infants at risk for autism Bauman, Margaret Q1.L.B Massachusetts General Hospital
A prospective multi-system evaluation of infants at risk for autism Herbert, Martha Q1.L.B Massachusetts General Hospital
Translational developmental neuroscience of autism Di Martino, Adriana Q1.L.B New York University School of Medicine
How words and sounds influence category formation in infancy Waxman, Sandra Q1.Other Northwestern University
Prosodic and pragmatic processes in highly verbal children with autism Snedeker, Jesse Q1.L.C President & Fellows of Harvard College