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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
Baby Siblings Research Consortium Staff Member Q1.S.B Autism Speaks (AS)
Social-emotional development of infants at risk for autism spectrum disorders Stone, Wendy; Messinger, Daniel Q1.L.B University of Washington
Neural processes of eye gaze perception and its influence on learning in infancy Striano, Tricia Q1.Other Hunter College (City University of New York)
Novel methods for testing language comprehension in children with ASD Tager-Flusberg, Helen Q1.S.B Boston University
Neurobehavioral research on infants at risk for SLI and autism Tager-Flusberg, Helen; Nelson, Charles Q1.L.A Boston University Medical Campus
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)
How words and sounds influence category formation in infancy Waxman, Sandra Q1.Other Northwestern University
Neurophysiological indices of risk and outcome in autism Webb, Sara Q1.L.A University of Washington
Social communication phenotype of ASD in the second year Wetherby, Amy Q1.L.C Florida State University
Temperament, emotional expression, and emotional self-regulation in relation to later ASD diagnosis Wozniak, Robert Q1.L.A Bryn Mawr College
Atypical pupillary light reflex in individuals with autism Yao, Gang Q1.Other University of Missouri
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