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National Institutes of Health

January 13, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) heads into 2016 with a with budget increase of 6.6 percent after Congress showed renewed commitment to biomedical research last month. President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill that includes $2 billion more than the previous level of $30.1 billion.

November 17, 2015

Autism Speaks and the Simons Foundation have entered into an agreement with the National Institutes of Health to align two of the world’s largest repositories of donated postmortem brain tissue for medical research: Autism BrainNet and the NIH NeuroBioBank

July 20, 2015

Autism Biomarkers Consortium project will improve tools for measuring social impairment and targeting therapies in children with autism

July 10, 2015

Today the house voted overwhelmingly to approve H.R. 6, better known as the 21st Century Cures Act, to accelerate the rate of medical innovations with a vote of 344-77.

January 29, 2015

The discussion document released by Chairman Fred Upton is an important first step in what we hope will be a fruitful process to foster innovation and treatments for autism and other disorders.

September 30, 2014

Funding will support more than 100 investigators developing new tools for understanding brain circuitry and viewing the brain in action

April 17, 2014

Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD