To support research on neural circuits for multisensory decisionmaking by John Merck Scholar Anne Churchland.
Harvard Medical School$75,000
To support research on the role of glia and the complement cascade in the refinement of developing neural circuits by John Merck Scholar Beth Stevens.
To support research on social attention and word learning in typical development and autism spectrum disorders by Michael Frank.
Boston Children's Hospital$150,000
To support a Randomized Clinical Trial of Applied Behavioral Analysis in Children with Down syndrome and neurobehavioral disorders.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital$250,000
To conduct a Phase II placebo-controlled proof of concept study of acamprosate in 48 youth with Fragile X Syndrome. Third payment of a four-year grant.
To evaluate the efficacy of Cogmed, a cognitive training program that enhances working memory and executive function, in individuals with Fragile X Syndrome. Third payment of four-year grant.
To support research into Down Syndrome by Jeanne Lawrence. Second payment of four-year grant.
To conduct research by Xinyu Zhao and Anita Bhattacharyya into identifying reactivation reagents in a high throughput unbiased screen using human Fragile X patient-derived neural cells, to correct the root cause of Fragile X.
To conduct a randomized controlled trial by Ann Kaiser and Connie Kasari of an early communication intervention with children with Down syndrome.
To plan and gather preliminary data to design a statewide Tier 2 voluntary newborn screening study that includes Fragile X syndrome.