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Search for a candidate gene in autism

Julia Bailey, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Young Investigator)

Synaptogenesis and chromosomal rearrangements in autism

Thomas Bourgeron, Ph. D., Pasteur Institute (Pilot Project)

Molecular Studies in Autism

Huda Zoghbi, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine (Genius Award)
The funds received through the Cure Autism Now Genius Award will allow us to explore new approaches to identify some of the molecular genetic pathways involved in autism. Our strategy will focus on the following hypothesis: Genes that are key in mediating prominent phenotypes seen in autistic patients are likely to be mutated, at least, in a subset of autism patients. A two-pronged approach will be taken to hone in on the most promising candidate pathways.

Grants Funded by Cure Autism Now - 2005 Genetics: Searching DNA for mutations that will point to proteins and pathways that may be amenable to treatment

The Prevalence of Mutations in X-Chromosome Linked Genes (Pilot Project Award)
Jozef Gecz, Ph.D., Women's and Children's Hospital, Australia

Cure Autism Now funded a variety of science programs designed to encourage innovative approaches toward identifying the causes, developing means of prevention and treatment and ultimately, finding a cure for autism and related disorders.

Field-building research grants were a core feature of Cure Autism Now's science program: Pilot Project, Young Investigator, Treatment, and Innovative Technology in Autism grants were born out of the necessity to stimulate novel research and entice investigators to join the fight to understand autism.

Research May Provide Insight into the Biological Causes of Autism

NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2008) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization along with the Allen Institute fo

April 02, 2008

NEW YORK, NY (April 2, 2008) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism advocacy organization along with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and one of the country's leading autism researchers will join forces on a new research grant that will examine the architecture of the autistic brain.

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Autism Speaks, Press Updates, Autism Speaks Spearheads Collaborative Grant with the Allen Institute for Brain Science and Leading Autism Expert to Analyze Frontal Lobe Microstructure in Autism