Monday, October 09, 2006

New CDC Study

The Centers for Disease Control have announced a $5.9 million study in six states to try to find the causes of autism.
The study, the next of the agency's promised initiatives to look more closely at the disorder, would look for factors that may put children at risk for autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, the CDC said.
It said 2,700 children aged 2 to 5 and their parents would take part in the five-year study. Researchers will look for infections or abnormal responses to infections in the child or parents, genetic factors, the mother's reproductive history, hormone levels, potential gastrointestinal problems in the child and other factors. Brief article here.

I briefly looked at the CDC autism site, which looks pretty interesting, but did not find any specific mention of this new study.

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