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Question 3: Short-term Objective H

green dot 3SH. Support at least three studies of special populations or use existing databases to inform our understanding of environmental risk factors for ASD in pregnancy and the early postnatal period by 2012. Such studies could include: o Comparisons of populations differing in geography, gender, ethnic background, exposure history (e.g., prematurity, maternal infection, nutritional deficiencies, toxins), and migration patterns; and o Comparisons of phenotype (e.g., cytokine profiles), in children with and without a history of autistic regression, adverse events following immunization (such as fever and seizures), and mitochondrial impairment. These studies may also include comparisons of phenotype between children with regressive ASD and their siblings. Emphasis on environmental factors that influence prenatal and early postnatal development is particularly of high priority. Epidemiological studies should pay special attention to include racially and ethnically diverse populations. IACC Recommended Budget: $12,000,000 over 5 years.

Projects Found: 12
Total Funding: 5137711
Records
Project Title Funding Funding Institution

Project Title

Neonatal biomarkers in extremely preterm babies predict childhood brain disorders
$3,655,744

Funding

3655744

Institution

Boston Medical Center

Project Title

Prenatal Androgen in Meconium and Early Autism Spectrum Disorder Related Neurodevelopmental Outcomes
$29,423

Funding

29423

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Early life environmental exposures and autism in an existing Swedish birth cohort
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Prenatal folic acid and risk for autism spectrum disorders
$124,870

Funding

124870

Institution

Emory University School of Medicine

Project Title

Risk factors, comorbid conditions, and epidemiology of autism in children
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Project Title

Very early behavioral indicators of ASD risk among NICU infants: A prospective study
$149,986

Funding

149986

Institution

Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

Project Title

Investigation of Transgenerational Neurodevelopmental Impacts of Gestational Pharmaceuticals
$100,000

Funding

100000

Institution

Institute of Preventive Medicine at Frederiksberg Hospital

Project Title

Parental Exposures to Occupational Asthmagens and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders
$29,500

Funding

29500

Institution

Johns Hopkins University

Project Title

In utero antidepressant exposures and risk for autism
$343,560

Funding

343560

Institution

Massachusetts General Hospital

Project Title

Gestational metabolic conditions and autism
$77,000

Funding

77000

Institution

University of California, Davis

 
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