NIH funding for autism research – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters, I’m Joe Balintfy. Nine research teams are receiving funding over the next five years for autism spectrum disorders research. Dr. Alice Kau at the NIH highlights one research project that will have four data collection sites to help the research move more quickly.
Kau: If you have only one site of research conducting and recruiting subjects, you would take like ten years or maybe even fifteen years to recruit enough subjects. But by having four sites, we can actually conduct research in five years.
Narrator: She notes researchers will collect enormous amounts of data from hundreds of individuals. For more on autism spectrum disorders research and funding, visit www.nichd.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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