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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
Perceptual factors affecting social attention in autism spectrum disorders Macari, Suzanne Q1.L.B Yale University
Perception of social and physical contingencies in infants with ASD Klin, Ami Q1.L.B Yale University
Oxytocin biology and the social deficits of autism spectrum disorders Parker, Karen Q1.L.A Stanford University
Observational and electrophysiological assessments of temperament in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders Burner, Karen Q1.L.A University of Washington
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
Neurophysiological indices of risk and outcome in autism Webb, Sara Q1.L.A University of Washington
Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders Schultz, Robert Q1.L.B University of California, Los Angeles
Neurobehavioral research on infants at risk for SLI and autism Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Nelson, Charles Q1.L.A Boston University Medical Campus
Neural processes of eye gaze perception and its influence on learning in infancy Striano, Tricia Q1.Other Hunter College (City University of New York)
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)
Model diagnostic lab for infants at risk for autism Klin, Ami Q1.L.A Yale University
Misregulation of BDNF in autism spectrum disorders Hempstead, Barbara Q1.L.A Weill Cornell Medical College
Metabolic biomarkers of autism: Predictive potential and genetic susceptibility James, Sandra Q1.L.A Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute
Magnetic source imaging and sensory behavioral characterization in autism Marco, Elysa Q1.L.B University of California, San Francisco
Intersensory perception of social events: Typical and atypical development Bahrick, Lorraine Q1.L.C Florida International 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
Infants at risk of autism: A longitudinal study Ozonoff, Sally Q1.L.A University of California, Davis
Identification of lipid biomarkers for autism Kang, Jing Q1.L.A Massachusetts General Hospital
How words and sounds influence category formation in infancy Waxman, Sandra Q1.Other Northwestern University
Eyeblink in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: A pilot study Malone, Richard Q1.Other Drexel University
Extraction of functional subnetworks in autism using multimodal MRI Duncan, James; Syaib, Lawrence; Pelphrey, Kevin Q1.L.B Yale University
Emotion-modulated psychophysiology of autism spectrum disorders Dichter, Gabriel; Benning, Stephen Q1.Other University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Emotion, communication, & EEG: Development & risk Messinger, Daniel Q1.L.B University of Miami