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Environmental influences on autism the focus of new $1.6 million federal grant to U-M

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to probe potential social and environmental links to autism, collecting location-specific information from tens of thousands of affected individuals and their families nationwide.

The National Center for Geospatial Medicine, based at U-M's School of Natural Resources and Environment, is funded through the National Institute of Mental Health for the three-year autism spectrum disorder study, which began Oct. 1.

U-M Study Explores Links Between Induced Labor, Autism

Pregnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male, according to a large, retrospective analysis by University of Michigan and Duke Medicine researchers. View the Full Article

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