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10/19/05
April 23, 2007

NAAR's quest to better understand the genetics of autism is continuing to gain momentum. NAAR is proud to announce a partnership with the National Institutes of Health and two other leading autism organizations to fund three awards that resulted from the autism susceptibility gene discovery request for applications (RFA) co-developed by NAAR and the NIH.

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12/01/05
April 23, 2007

Many families associated with NAAR were impacted by this year's tumultuous hurricane season as Katrina, Rita and Wilma roared across the southern states. While the hurricanes caused devastation to all the lives they touched, it was particularly difficult for individuals with autism to deal with the havoc.

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Public & Private Sectors Provide More Than $21 million in Funding For the Search of Autism Genes
April 23, 2007

The National Alliance for Autism Research has helped develop a public/private partnership that is committing more than $21 million to fund research aimed at determining the genes associated with autism spectrum disorders.

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How a mother's fierce will helped bring hope to autistic children everywhere
April 23, 2007




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NAAR Helps Duke & Tufts Launch www.exploringautism.org
April 23, 2007

PRINCETON, NJ – A new web-based genetics education tool for parents and family members of individuals with autism that was funded by the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) has recently been unveiled to the general public.

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Focus on Neuronal Circuitry and Autism
April 23, 2007

NAAR-funded researcher Dr. Peter Scheiffele, of Columbia University's Center for Neurobiology and Behavior, has recently co-authored a study focusing on neuronal circuitry and the development of autism.

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Trinity College Study Focuses on Autism Genetics in Ireland
April 23, 2007

Louise Gallagher, MB, MRC, Psych., of Trinity College in Dublin, has recently co-authored a genetics study in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry, that was made possible in part by funding from NAAR.

The study examines the role of the gene 5-HTT in the genetically homogenous population of Ireland. The study, titled “Serotonin Transporter Gene and Autism: A Haplotype Analysis In An Irish Autistic Population,” was published in the January 6, 2004 edition of Molecular Psychiatry.

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Jacob McCauley, of Vanderbilt, is Lead Author of Two Publications in Press
April 23, 2007

Jacob McCauley, a 2003 NAAR pre-doctoral fellow, has wasted no time getting right down to business.

A graduate student at Vanderbilt University under the mentorship of Dr. James Sutcliffe, he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Genetics. As part of his work in Dr. Sutcliffe's lab at Vanderbilt's Center for Human Genetics, Jacob is the lead author of two papers currently in press focusing on autism.

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2004 Awards Include 40 Pilot Studies & Fellowships and Two Collaborative Projects Focusing on Genetics & Neuropathology
April 23, 2007

The National Alliance for Autism Research has recently committed $6.2 million to fund 40 research grants and fellowships in the U.S., Canada and Europe focusing on a wide range of disciplines, including the neurosciences, language and communication, behavioral sciences and genetics. NAAR's 2004 funding commitment also contains financial support for two collaborative projects with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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NAAR Awards Include Nearly $6.5 Million in Funding to 41 Pilot studies and 21 Fellowship Applications in 2005
April 23, 2007

The National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) is proud to announce it has committed $8.3 million to fund a variety of projects in autism research. This funding commitment includes research grants and fellowships in the United States, Canada and Europe as well as expansion of the Autism Tissue Program, High Risk Baby Siblings project, and the Autism Genome Project.

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