Shrinking the autism research gap
Diagnosed before age 3 based on behavioural cues, autism is a major multifactorial neurodevelopmental disorder, affecting 1 in 100 child births worldwide. There is no cure and what is more, there is no one size fits all approach to autism management. The EU-funded THERAUTISM project will aim to shrink the autism research gap to expose the common molecular and cellular dysfunctions underlying autism-related behaviours. It will also investigate the possibility for a safe gene therapy vector – after it takes into account the properties of a new protein function to restore this new target and rescue social deficits in different preclinical models of autism. The aim is to validate new molecular therapeutic targets.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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