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A roundup of autism papers and media mentions you may have missed.

August 2018
Week of JulyJul
30th
2018

Spotted around the web: Week of 30 July 2018

by  /  3 August 2018

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 30 July.

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July 2018
Week of JulyJul
23rd
2018

Spotted around the web: Week of 23 July 2018

by  /  27 July 2018

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 23 July 2018.

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Week of JulyJul
16th
2018

Spotted around the web: Week of 16 July

by  /  20 July 2018

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 16 July 2018.

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Week of JulyJul
9th
2018

Anxiety app; favorite things; overheard words and more

by  /  13 July 2018

An app may help people with autism manage anxiety, adults on the spectrum share the items they use to self-soothe, and autistic children can pick up new words by overhearing them.

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Week of JulyJul
2nd
2018

Memory shuttle; fly eyes; gaze avoidance and more

by  /  6 July 2018

A protein proves crucial to spatial memory in mice, genes in the 16p11.2 chromosomal region interact in fruit flies’ eye development, and having more autism features tracks with decreased responsiveness to direct gaze.

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June 2018
Week of JuneJun
25th
2018

Smart genes; Neanderthal mini-brains; diabetes link and more

by  /  29 June 2018

Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.

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Week of JuneJun
18th
2018

New health handbook; evidence imbalance; social motivation and more

by  /  22 June 2018

The latest manual of international disease codes is out, a franchise claims to have an autism cure, and two reports diverge on the validity of the social-motivation hypothesis.

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Week of JuneJun
11th
2018

Drug dangers; allergy risk; science #MeToo and more

by  /  15 June 2018

A prospective study shows that antipsychotics mess up metabolism, autism is tied to a doubled risk for food allergies, and a report reveals pervasive sexual harassment in science.

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Week of JuneJun
4th
2018

Oversold diets; big brains explained; tracking CRISPR and more

by  /  8 June 2018

Benefits of diets for autism features remain unproven, variants of the same DNA region make brains big or small, and STAT announces a new CRISPR tracker.

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Week of MayMay
28th
2018

Cooperating brains; data confusion; homeopathy claims and more

by  /  1 June 2018

Cooperative problem-solving may have kept human brains small, researchers puzzle over new European online privacy rules, and Canadian officials counter unfounded claims of a cure for autism.

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