Is UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment Making Advances?
The UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment received a number of NIH awards, which are notable, for the university is the only NIH ACE Center in the USA to be awarded a funding renewal for five more years, which will support continued research targeted at studying genes’ connection to behavior, developing interventions for people impacted severely by ASD, and explaining why ASD affects boys more than girls.
The prime objective is to understand more fully the entire range of ASD, the brain state which causes a continuation of social deficits, communication challenges, and cognitive delays.
By receiving $10 million, UCLA’s CART’s research will be aimed at understanding ASD’s biology and genetics, improving diagnostics, and advancing treatments. New research will connect genetic mutations to unique patterns of neuro development, function and structure in kids and adolescents with ASD.
CART stands out in its depth of expertise, spanning genetics, research, treatment, brain imaging, and early detection approaches.