In recent years we awarded funding across a wide variety of topics in autism, that aim to result in scientific articles published in high quality peer reviewed journals. Below are only some of the projects we have funded in the last few years.
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This project looks to fill the gaps in our knowledge about the role of the Neurexin 1 gene in autism using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology.Read more
This project will test if specific sex steroid hormones are associated with autistic spectrum conditions, which will help our understanding of the causes of autism and may lead to ways to earlier diagnose autism in children.Read more
We're looking to develop a antenatal test for autism that would enable early detection, early monitoring and early intervention.Read more
We are excited to fund the development of an online course to help parents and carers help autistic children to learn to speak.Read more
This study will look at effects of hormones on autism-associated genes, and enable the discovery of novel genes that might play a greater role to contribute to the phenotype of the condition.Read more
This project comprises of three smaller studies looking at the levels of hormones alongside cognitive testing, physical measurements and scans, to understand what causes variation in autistic traits in the general population and why autism is more common in boys.Read more
The research aims to get a broad but detailed representation of types of vulnerability experienced by autistic children and adults, and documate those that may be risk factors for developing anxiety and depression.Read more
This project is developing an understanding of how autistic people process unpredictability and will have benefits in both clinical and educational settings.Read more
The use of oxytocin as an aid to help autistic people in social situations is not fully tested. This study will inform any decision as to whether it should be made widely available to autistic adults.Read more
Using a highly experimental area of science - Induced pluripotent stem cells grown into cortical neurons - we'll learn about the mechanisms of atypical neuronal wiring and the pathophysiology of autism.Read more
Our researchers are scanning autistic women who are pregnant, to understand why that child has an increased chance of developing autism compared to a child of a parent without autism.Read more
Although we know there are genetic factors in autism, nature of the condition has made it challenging to identify the exact genes associated with autism. This project will look further at some genes through 'deep sequencing'.Read more
The Cambridge Autism Research Database contains behavioural and cognitive data from more than 25,000 people worldwide, enabling researchers at the ARC, and other institutions, to recruit volunteers.Read more
The Autism Research Trust is pleased to provide annual travel grants to researchers at the ARC to attend the most important annual autism conference organised by the International Society for Autism Research.Read more