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NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

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The Outreach Partnership Program of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) works to increase the public's access to science-based information through partnerships with national and state nonprofit organizations. With an emphasis on reaching underserved populations and promoting participation in research, the partnerships also help the NIMH understand concerns of those intended to benefit from the research the Institute supports.

NIMH Outreach Partners Program

NIMH Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison

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Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism

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This video has no audio. The architecture of the autistic brain is speckled with patches of abnormal neurons, according to research partially funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine on March 27, 2014, this study suggests that brain irregularities in children with autism can be traced back to prenatal development.

Source: Rich Stoner, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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Dr. Michelle Freund, NIMH Project Officer on the significance of CLARITY

Frame from the video Dr. Michelle Freund, NIMH Project Officer on the significance of CLARITY.

Project officer Michelle Freund, Ph.D., of the NIMH Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science, explains the significance of CLARITY, a breakthrough method for analyzing the brain.

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Male Vulnerability to Maternal Stress Linked to Placental Enzyme

Frame from the video Male Vulnerability to Maternal Stress Linked to Placental Enzyme.

NIMH grantee Tracy Bale, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, discussed her line of research into how maternal stress might differentially affect the developing male brain during an interview at the 2011 Society for Neuroscience meeting.

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From Clinical Trials to Classroom Commitment, NIMH Expertise Benefits Students

Frame from the video From Clinical Trials to Classroom Commitment, NIMH Expertise Benefits Students.

One parent's goal to improve the classroom environment.

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Agent Reduces Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

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Autism-like behaviors in mice have been reduced, using an experimental agent being tested in patients for a related disorder

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Agent Reduces Repetitive Behavior in Mice

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Autism-like behaviors in mice have been reduced, using an experimental agent being tested in patients for a related disorder

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National Database for Autism Research

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Stem Cell Possibilities in Autism Research

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Dr. Ricardo Dolmetsch and his colleagues have generated stem cells from children with autism allowing them to study how the brain develops in children with ASD.

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Helping Young People with ASD Find Jobs

NIH Radio: Listen to an interview with Louise Buchholz, the Content Director responsible for JobTIPS web program.

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