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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
Analysis of the small intestinal microbiome of children with autism Kushak, Rafail Q3.S.I Massachusetts General Hospital
Elevated urinary P-cresol: Intestinal causes and behavioral consequences Persico, Antonio Q3.S.I Universita Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Project 3: Neurodevelopmental toxicology of autism Pessah, Isaac Q3.S.K University of California, Davis
Project 1: Environmental epidemiology of autism Hertz-Picciotto, Irva Q3.L.C University of California, Davis
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Weisskopf, Marc Q3.L.C Harvard University
Immune biomarkers in serum and newborn dried blood spots Vogt, Robert Q3.L.C Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Maternal risk factors for autism spectrum disorders in children of the Nurses' Health Study II Santangelo, Susan Q3.L.C Massachusetts General Hospital
Maternal dietary factors and risk of autism spectrum disorders Santangelo, Susan Q3.L.C Harvard Medical School
IL-6-mediated Jak2/Stat3 signaling and brain development Tan, Jun Q3.L.C University of South Florida
Novel animal models of impaired social behavior and anxiety: A role for MeCP2 Reyes, Teresa Q3.L.C University of Pennsylvania
Investigating the effect of mercury on ASD, AD and ASD regression Hitlan, Robert Q3.L.C University of Northern Iowa
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
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
Strengthening qualitative research through methodological innovation and integration: Networks of expertise and the autism spectrum Eyal, Gil Q3.Other Columbia University