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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
Placental vascular tree as biomarker of autism/ASD risk Salafia, Carolyn Q1.L.A Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Oxytocin biology and the social deficits of autism spectrum disorders Parker, Karen Q1.L.A Stanford University
Infants at risk of autism: A longitudinal study Ozonoff, Sally Q1.L.A University of California, Davis
Analyses of brain structure and connectivity in young children with autism Nordahl, Christine Q1.L.B University of California, Davis
Cellular structure of the amygdala in autism Morgan, John Q1.L.B University of California, Davis
Visual processing and later cognitive effects in infants with fragile X syndrome Rivera, Susan Q1.Other University of California, Davis
ACE Center: The development of the siblings of children with autism: A longitudinal study Sigman, Marian Q1.L.B University of California, Los Angeles
Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders Schultz, Robert Q1.L.B University of California, Los Angeles
ACE Center: MRI studies of early brain development in autism Courchesne, Eric Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
Development of neural pathways in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders (supplement) Dobkins, Karen Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
Development of neural pathways in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders Dobkins, Karen Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
ACE Center: Integrated Biostatistical and Bioinformatic Analysis Core (IBBAC) Schork, Nicholas Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
Are autism spectrum disorders associated with leaky-gut at an early critical period in development? Dobkins, Karen; Schmid-Schoenbein, Geert Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
ACE Center: Clinical Phenotype: Recruitment and Assessment Core Pierce, Karen Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
Studying the biology and behavior of autism at 1-year: The Well-Baby Check-Up approach Pierce, Karen Q1.L.A University of California, San Diego
INT2-Large: Collaborative research: Developing social robots Movellan, Javier Q1.Other University of California, San Diego
Magnetic source imaging and sensory behavioral characterization in autism Marco, Elysa Q1.L.B University of California, San Francisco
Pupil size and circadian salivary variations in autism spectrum disorder Colombo, John Q1.L.A University of Kansas
The emergence of emotion regulation in children at-risk for autism spectrum disorder Ekas, Naomi Q1.L.A University of Miami
Emotion, communication, & EEG: Development & risk Messinger, Daniel Q1.L.B University of Miami
Cognitive control and social engagement among younger siblings of children with autism Mohapatra, Leena Q1.L.C University of Miami
INT2-Large: Collaborative research: Developing social robots Messinger, Daniel Q1.Other University of Miami
Validation study of atypical dynamic pupillary light reflex as a biomarker for autism Yao, Gang; Miles, Judith; Christ, Shawn Q1.L.A University of Missouri
Atypical pupillary light reflex in individuals with autism Yao, Gang Q1.Other University of Missouri
ACE Network: A longitudinal MRI study of infants at risk for autism Piven, Joseph Q1.L.A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill