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September 12, 2007
Each Fall the Cure Autism Now Science Program advisory boards meet to review the latest round of

Young Investigator and Pilot Project grants for the upcoming year. In 2006, our tenth year of offering these awards, Cure Autism Now received a record number of grant requests. Looking at our grant program overall, the number of applications has quadrupled in a mere two years, providing a stunning index of the intensity of the increased focus on autism within the research community.



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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
October 08, 2007

New Thinking on Neurodevelopment An article in the current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) An article in the current issue of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) reviews environmental considerations for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. The article quotes Cure Autism Now-funded researchers Martha Herbert and Carlos Pardo as they discuss abnormal brain processes that could be triggered by environmental exposures to neurotoxins, such as mercury. EHP is published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Latest Research
September 12, 2007

The January 2007 issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, dedicated to the “The Very Early Autism Phenotype,” includes 14 scientific manuscripts that describe ongoing research examining early signs of children later diagnosed with autism , and prospective studies on “at risk” infant siblings of children with autism. The research works to identify and ascertain early signs and behavioral impairments with the goal of identifying autism at the youngest age to make early intervention possible and effective.

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Autism Speaks, Science, Research, Editorial preface: The very early autism phenotype