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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
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
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
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)
Temperament, emotional expression, and emotional self-regulation in relation to later ASD diagnosis Wozniak, Robert Q1.L.A Bryn Mawr College
Neurobehavioral research on infants at risk for SLI and autism Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Nelson, Charles Q1.L.A Boston University Medical Campus
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
Baby Siblings Research Consortium Staff Member Q1.S.B Autism Speaks (AS)
Metabolic biomarkers of autism: Predictive potential and genetic susceptibility James, Sandra Q1.L.A Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute