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Emory University

April 16, 2008


The National Institute of Mental Health has released two new Requests for Applications research into novel interventions for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders.

Please see below for the links to the announcements:

Novel Interventions for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (R34) (RFA-MH-09-020)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-09-020.html

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
March 16, 2008

The inaugural issue of Autism Research, a new journal published by the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), is available online, and will be available in print in the next few weeks.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
Test Identifies Promising Compounds and Potential Drug Targets
March 12, 2008

Scientists using a new drug screening method in Drosophila (fruit flies), have identified several drugs and small molecules that reverse the features of fragile X syndrome -- a frequent form of mental retardation and one of the leading known causes of autism. The discovery sets the stage for developing new treatments for fragile X syndrome.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research

In 2000, NAAR became the first non-governmental organization to break the $1 million mark for funding autism research and committed approximately $1.5 million to fund 19 pilot studies and two mentor-based fellowships in autism research taking place in the United States and Spain.