FNIH Supports New NIH Study Seeking Biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorders
The FNIH has announced a public-private collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health, and the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), among others. The four-year partnership will help fund a study of preschool (3-5 years) and school-aged (6-11 years) children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to identify non-invasive biological markers (biomarkers) that could help physicians diagnose the condition, track progression and assess the effectiveness of treatment. Supported by a $2 million grant from SFARI and managed under the FNIH Biomarkers Consortium (www.biomarkersconsortium.org), this project brings funds and expertise to a $28 million initiative of the NIH.
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