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SEX HORMONES AND SOCIAL INTERACTION DEFICITS [ 2010 - 2012 ]

Also known as: Sex hormones and social behaviour

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/628553]

Researchers: Dr Wah Chin Boon (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Davor Stanic E/Pr Bruce Tonge Prof Nicole Rinehart

Brief description Prevalence report by the Australian Advisory Board on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) estimated that 1 child in every 160 children in the 6-12 year-old age group is affected by ASD. There is no cure for ASD and the causes are not understood. We propose that sex hormones may play a role in the development of these disorders. We will test this hypothesis using knockout and transgenic mouse models which have social interaction deficits and brain structure reminiscent of these disorders.

Funding Amount $AUD 503,694.75

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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