HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Rutgers geneticist to battle autism with $3.7 million NIH grant

today is about 10 times more prevalent than it was in the 1980s. In New Jersey, the Department of Education reported 1,042 autistic children in 1994, a statistic that jumped to 3,984 by 2001.

A group of 150 New Jersey families will be selected for study by Brzustowicz and her colleagues at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). They are specifically looking for families that have an autistic member and other nonautistic relatives who exhibit traits associated with the illness such as problems with language.

"Our strategy is to examine the hereditary patterns of the individual characteristics that make up the spectrum of behaviors that constitute this disorder," said Brzustowicz, who is also a board certified psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry at UMDNJ. "In doing so, we hope to be able to more easily find the genes that are linked to specific components, one at a time."

Brzustowicz and her colleagues will also obtain 850 sets of previously collected and stored "trio" samples, consisting of specimens of genetic material from autistic individuals and their parents. This genetic material will be analyzed and compared a child's to each of the two parents' to more precisely define genes linked to autism.

The trios will be drawn from the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) and the NIMH Human Genetics Initiative samples, both of which are contained in the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository, a storehouse of cell lines cultured from blood samples donated by more than 40,000 people around the world. Trios will also be drawn from the Coriell Autism Resource.


'"/>

Contact: Joseph Blumberg
blumberg@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x652
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
15-Oct-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Rutgers-Newark biologist links presence of protein to spread of cancerous cells
2. Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite
3. Rutgers cancer prevention expert calls for FDA action to reduce colon cancer and osteoporosis
4. Rutgers chemist uses NMR to elucidate protein-DNA interaction
5. Ocean dye to help Rutgers scientists trace Hudson Rivers path miles into the Atlantic
6. Rutgers ecologists and Brooklyn Botanic Garden botanists to plan Beijing Olympics Forest Park
7. Radioactive and toxic waste site plans are a recipe for disaster, says Rutgers sociologist
8. Rutgers researcher offers a new perspective on human evolution
9. Rutgers scientists discover protein in brain affects learning and memory
10. President Bush names Rutgers Evelyn Witkin for nations highest science honor
11. Grant of powerful computer to Rutgers-Newark will increase understanding of brain activity

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/4/2020)... PHOENIX (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2020 , ... ... is proud to earn outstanding recognition and multiple awards for not only the ... the ABM portfolio, SoME® Skincare and Vivace® Microneedle RF. All the brands built ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... 01, 2020 , ... Catalent, a global leader in clinical ... packaging facility in Minakuchi, located in the Shiga prefecture of Japan. , Operating ... the new 60,000-square-foot facility will provide customers with flexible clinical supply solutions, serving ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2020 , ... In an ... on innovations in accelerated Point of Care Testing solutions (POCT). Check local listings for ... are collected at medical offices and are shipped to labs throughout the country. Results ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... ... (PTU) is commonly used to suppress pigment formation in zebrafish embryos, maintaining optical ... team led by Dr MA has been using the zebrafish model to investigate ...
(Date:7/7/2020)... ... ... R3 International is now offering stem cell therapy for Alzheimers dementia in Mexico ... patient's condition, treatment may be offered IV, intrathecal or with a combination. , A ... and the incidence continues to increase as individuals live longer. There is no cure, ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... N.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 29, 2020 , ... ... reported year to date growth of 40% in 2020, despite many obstacles created ... technology, MedShift aims to increase revenue for its partnered medical practices and medical ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... June 30, ... ... expert tissue data insights, today announced that the launch of a new ... along with data about the tumor microenvironment (TME). , “Flagship’s TissueInsight is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: