Navigation Links
Rutgers Genetics receives $7.8 million for autism research
Date:9/5/2007

The Simons Foundation, through its Autism Research Initiative, has signed a $7.8 million, two-year contract with the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) to establish a collection of DNA samples for autism studies. The samples will be collected from 2,000 families that have a single autistic child.

The Simons Simplex Collection, as this project is known, will constitute the core resource for a new and different line of research into the genetics of autism, said RUCDR Scientific Director Jay Tischfield, who is also the Duncan and Nancy MacMillan Professor of Genetics at Rutgers. We will be looking not only at autism that is passed from generation to generation, but also at autism that derives from sporadic genetic changes that may occur within one generation. It is now recognized that such sporadic mutations may account for a large fraction of autism cases.

Blood samples from the 8,000 participating family members will be collected at 11 centers around the United States and shipped to Rutgers for processing into DNA and cell lines that will then be preserved and stored in vaults of liquid nitrogen. Autism researchers will be able to access these genetic specimens through the auspices of the Simons Foundation.

We are proud to have been chosen by the Simons Foundation to construct and maintain this unique and unprecedented resource, a tool that can help unlock some of the mysteries of autism, said Richard L. McCormick, president of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The opportunity to contribute to this initiative is due in great measure to the leadership position that Rutgers scientists have achieved in the field of medical genetics.

Autism is a disorder that manifests early in life and has no known cure. It is tied to a childs early brain development and is usually diagnosed in the first three years of life.

Autistic children typically have difficulties with behavior, social interaction an
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program
2. Rutgers researchers scientifically link dancing ability to mate quality
3. Rutgers researchers find fat gene
4. FDA approves first medical device using rutgers biomaterial
5. Mosaic mouse technique offers a powerful new tool to study diseases and genetics
6. Genetics links whale to two different ocean basins
7. New technique could alter field of mouse genetics
8. Scientists unpick genetics of first 15 minutes of life
9. New research examines genetics of successful aging
10. Alcoholism, smoking and genetics among Plains American Indians
11. New research examines genetics of successful aging
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 10, 2014  That blood pressure plays a ... while. Hypertension – the medical term for high blood pressure ... 1800s, and the inflatable cuff that,s used in measuring blood ... mean there,s nothing new about hypertension, its triggers and its ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... 2014 You,ve been here before: you desperately need to sign ... key or the answer to your secret question. What,s your dog,s ... Hoyos Labs , a digital infrastructure security company, launches ... frustration that comes with usernames, passwords and PINs – 1U ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. , Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist ... building for its School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 ... that will be publicly launched next summer. ... 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company complex, adjacent to 525@vine ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4
... field of schizophrenia research has come alive with many ... introduction of chlorpromazine to the current day, all treatments ... had, at their core, a single treatment mechanism, the ... of clozapine in the 1980s suggested a potential that ...
... Loss of a small portion of chromosome 16, known ... from the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University ... Institute in an article, published Dec. 21, 2007, online ... this genetic "microdeletion" occurred in only four out of ...
... Dr. McWhorter Joins Olive, Edwards & Cooper with Technical, Products ... ... Edwards & Cooper,announced the addition of Dr. David McWhorter as a ... expand into the,homeland security marketplace. His immediate focus will be ensuring ...
Cached Biology News:New treatment mechanisms for schizophrenia 2New treatment mechanisms for schizophrenia 3Recurrent genetic deletion linked to autism 2Chemist Brings SAFETY Act Expertise to Homeland Security Firm 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Biofertilizers stimulate microbial activities in ... and phosphorous through the activities in the soil or ... due to the stress on reducing environmental pollution and ... report defines and segments the bio fertilizers market with ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Md. (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... its new UV-1280 multipurpose UV-visible spectrophotometer. Offering wavelength ... high-quality instrument is ideal for applications in a ... life science. , The user-friendly UV-1280 enables intuitive ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 21, 2015 Cambridge Semantics, the ... technology, today announced that 2014 was a record-breaking year across ... capabilities of the Anzo Smart Data Platform and our Smart ... utilize insights from diverse data which led to record growth ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Pipette.com has added the ... their comprehensive portfolio of Eppendorf products. , The Eppendorf ... a Centrifuge 5424/5424 R and receive the following:, ... Research plus or Eppendorf Reference 2 , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biofertilizers Market Expected to Reach $1,649.7 Million by 2019 - New Report By MarketsandMarkets 2Biofertilizers Market Expected to Reach $1,649.7 Million by 2019 - New Report By MarketsandMarkets 3Biofertilizers Market Expected to Reach $1,649.7 Million by 2019 - New Report By MarketsandMarkets 4Shimadzu’s New Monitored Single-Beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Offers Comprehensive Measurement Options in a Compact Body 2Cambridge Semantics Announces Record Results for 2014 2Eppendorf Announces Promotional Bundle Which Includes: Eppendorf Centrifuge 5424, 3-Pack of Pipettes, and Tips - Available Now at Pipette.com 2
... WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 Today a promising young,scholar ... Mexico, accepted,the Manuel Velasco-Suarez Award in Bioethics for ... field of bioethics in Latin America during,the 27th ... Naftolin, a trustee of the Pan American Health ...
... Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call Thursday, November 8, 2007, ... 5:00 p.m. U.S. EST, FRAZER, Pa., Oct. 1 ... for 5:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, November 8, 2007. ... November 8, 2007 Schedule, 4:30 p.m. EST Q3 2007 results ...
... Oct. 1 A highly sensitive, easy-to-use,test that ... as the Best New Veterinary Product for Diagnostics ... time PCR test was selected for its,excellence and ... the global community of animal sciences practitioners and,professionals. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Prestigious Bioethics Award for Scholar from Mexico 2BoVir(R) Named Best New Veterinary Diagnostics Product in International Animal Pharm Awards 2BoVir(R) Named Best New Veterinary Diagnostics Product in International Animal Pharm Awards 3
... Purification Plates are designed for quick and ... 96-well plates feature two 0.25mm holes laser ... well. The wells remain liquid-tight during incubation ... which time the protein diffuses from the ...
... western blots ,• Optically clear plastic construction ... western blots. The reduced size (60 x ... tray requires less dye and antibodies resulting ... user. Pour spouts in each corner facilitate ...
... many sophisticated DNA analysis and protein analysis tasks, ... another sequence analysis product. Imagine having the ability ... be performed each time you have a new ... specify exactly how your output will look for ...
These stopping screens are for the biolistic PDS-1000 He and Hepta systems. Supplied as 500 screens....
Biology Products: