Areas of Excellence
IDDRC Research Projects
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Applied studies of inborn errors of metabolism.
Autism and autism spectrum disorders.
Behavior, life styles, health needs, and health disparities.
Cellular and molecular aspects of brain development.
Creation and characterization of genetic animal models.
Developing methods to better define clinical phenotypes.
Developmental trajectories of different brain functions.
Effects of malnutrition.
Environmental factors in etiology, treatment, and prevention.
Genetic and epigenetic studies.
Interactions between behavior and environment.
Language and communication.
Molecular and cellular studies to define hypotheses.
Neuropathogenesis and inherent variability.
Novel and innovative technologies for pre- and post-natal diagnosis.
Novel methods and measures for screening and diagnosis.
Pathways by which genotype affects development.
Studies of hyperaggressive, destructive, and self-injurious behaviors.
is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (
). It is part of the National Intellectual Development and Disabilities (IDDR) Research Centers.
The purpose of the
is to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The NICHD has established a list of 31 research objectives. Current studies within the
are relevant to
of these 31 objectives.
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