Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, delivered the expected news of a prolonged period of research funding cutbacks. He stressed that during this time of austerity, the NIMH would fund projects based on the science, and that data and resource sharing with other researchers should be a priority.
Read this meeting report at Schizophrenia Research Forum.
The newly funded projects take novel approaches toward understanding autism, including studies of interactions between genes and the environment, studies of prenatal brain development, and developing techniques to better measure language comprehension in nonverbal individuals with autism.
Read this announcement at the Web site of Autism Speaks.
Thirteen innovative grant proposals will boost research into effective treatments for autism, including the use of complementary and alternative medicine therapies.
Read this grants announcement at the Web site of Autism Speaks.
The tobacco settlement bonus received by the state of Washington in 1998 is now being doled out to a few fortunate scientists.
Read this article at Crosscut.
The 40 newly funded projects investigate the causes, biology, diagnosis and treatment of autism. These grants support young scientists beginning careers in autism research, as well as physicians who want to integrate research with their clinical perspectives on autism.
Read the press release on the Autism Speaks Web site.