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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: 16
Total Funding: 4657095
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Project Title Funding Funding Institution

Project Title

Assisted reproductive treatments and risk of autism
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London

Project Title

Very early behavioral indicators of ASD risk among NICU infants: A prospective study
$0

Funding

0

Institution

Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities

Project Title

Maternal cholesterol and autism
$178,584

Funding

178584

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Project Title

Neonatal biomarkers in extremely preterm babies predict childhood brain disorders
$3,465,570

Funding

3465570

Institution

Boston Medical Center

Project Title

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

Funding

0

Institution

Drexel University

Project Title

Risk factors, comorbid conditions, and epidemiology of autism in children
$143,162

Funding

143162

Institution

Henry M. Jackson Foundation

 
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