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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

The Effects of Oxytocin on Functional Neural Connectivity in Autism

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Greene, Rachel

Description

Description

Studies in 2015 showed that intranasal oxytocin may be helpful in treating some symptoms of ASD. Researchers will be using data from an oxytocin clinical trial to understand how different regions of the brain regulate the rewarding aspects of social cues in people with autism and to determine if oxytocin affects these brain regions. If successful, this project will reveal the potential mechanisms of actions of a novel ASD therapeutic agents and provide a new neural target by which to evaluate future promising ASD treatments.

Funder

Funder

Autism Science Foundation

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

5000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2015-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 4LC. Conduct at least one study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of medications commonly used in the treatment of co-occurring conditions or specific behavioral issues in people with ASD by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $10,000,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

The Effects of Oxytocin on Functional Neural Connectivity in Autism (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of North Carolina

State/Country

State/Country

North Carolina

Project Number

Project Number

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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