The NIDCD recently awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to Boston University to establish an Autism Center of Excellence. Researchers led by Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D., will study children with autism spectrum disorder who are minimally verbal. Read more.
Recent Research and News
NIDCD-funded scientists restored the ability to smell in a mouse model of a human genetic disorder that causes congenital anosmia—the inability to smell from birth. Read more.
People who are born deaf process the sense of touch differently than people who are born with normal hearing, according to research funded by the NIDCD. Read more.
Children exposed to HIV in the womb may be more likely to experience hearing loss by age 16 than are their unexposed peers, according to scientists in a National Institutes of Health research network, funded in part by the NIDCD. Read more.
Scientists from the NIDCD hosted staff from the national headquarters of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) in September for a tour of the laboratories of some of NIDCD’s intramural (staff) researchers. Read more.
Viewers learned about the importance of protecting their hearing during a special Kids Week episode of Jeopardy! that broadcast on July 30, 2012. The episode featured the NIDCD It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing campaign. Read more.
The National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NDCD) Advisory Council announces the appointment of two new members. Read more.
Barry Davis, Ph.D., passed away on July 3, 2012. As director of the NIDCD’s Taste and Smell Program, Dr. Davis’s broad understanding of the field moved the NIDCD forward in innovative and productive ways. Read more.