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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
Model diagnostic lab for infants at risk for autism Klin, Ami Q1.L.A Yale University
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)
Neural processes of eye gaze perception and its influence on learning in infancy Striano, Tricia Q1.Other Hunter College (City University of New York)
Neurobehavioral research on infants at risk for SLI and autism Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Nelson, Charles Q1.L.A Boston University Medical Campus
Neuroimaging of autism spectrum disorders Schultz, Robert Q1.L.B University of California, Los Angeles
Neurophysiological indices of risk and outcome in autism Webb, Sara Q1.L.A University of Washington
Neurophysiological investigation of language acquisition in infants at risk for ASD Seery, Anne Q1.L.A Boston University
Novel methods for testing language comprehension in children with ASD Tager-Flusberg, Helen Q1.S.B Boston University
Observational and electrophysiological assessments of temperament in infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders Burner, Karen Q1.L.A University of Washington
Oxytocin biology and the social deficits of autism spectrum disorders Parker, Karen Q1.L.A Stanford University
Perception of social and physical contingencies in infants with ASD Klin, Ami Q1.L.B Yale University
Perceptual factors affecting social attention in autism spectrum disorders Macari, Suzanne Q1.L.B Yale University
Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism Klin, Ami Q1.L.B Yale University
Performance indices of social disability in toddlers with autism (supplement) Klin, Ami Q1.L.B Yale University
Physical and clinical infrastructure for research on infants-at-risk for autism at Yale Klin, Ami Q1.L.A Yale University
Placental vascular tree as biomarker of autism/ASD risk Salafia, Carolyn Q1.L.A Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
Prosodic and pragmatic processes in highly verbal children with autism Snedeker, Jesse Q1.L.C President & Fellows of Harvard College
Prospective study of infants at high risk for autism Chawarska, Katarzyna Q1.L.A Yale University
Pupil size and circadian salivary variations in autism spectrum disorder Colombo, John Q1.L.A University of Kansas
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
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
Social and statistical mechanisms of prelinguistic vocal development Goldstein, Michael Q1.Other Cornell University
Social communication phenotype of ASD in the second year Wetherby, Amy Q1.L.C Florida State University
Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders Stone, Wendy; Messinger, Daniel Q1.L.B University of Washington