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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: autism

April 2022

Spectrum Launch: Postdoc salaries, tenure clocks and a writing hack

by  /  1 April 2022

As postdoctoral positions become longer but salaries stay low, many researchers say they must decide whether they can afford an academic career.

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March 2022

Spectrum Index: Rare genetic diagnoses, obesity odds, violence against children

by  /  31 March 2022

This month’s newsletter looks at the minority of autistic people who have an identifiable genetic cause for their condition, and at the fraction of autistic children who are obese.

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Unfamiliar surroundings bring out autism-like behaviors, brain circuit changes in model mice

by  /  31 March 2022

A brain area called the tail of the striatum may account for the shift.

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New MRI probe illuminates neuronal interactions

by  /  30 March 2022

The calcium-sensing instrument translates neuronal activity into signals that can be detected via functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

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DNA tags in placenta point to possible autism-linked gene

by  /  29 March 2022

The gene, dubbed NHIP, is in a chromosomal region that shows unusually low levels of DNA methylation in placentas from women who gave birth to autistic children.

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Lisa Croen: Autism’s first dedicated epidemiologist

by  /  28 March 2022

Inspired by watching her autistic nephew grow up, Croen has also been an advocate for bolstering research and services for autistic adults.

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Community Newsletter: Reconsidering rodent models, rethinking early interventions

by  /  27 March 2022

Autism research tweets this week sounded multiple notes of caution — about mouse models, early interventions, genetic associations and leaky recruitment pipelines.

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Week of MarchMar
21st
2022

Spotted around the web: Sleep disturbances, gender views, reading emotions

by  /  25 March 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 21 March.

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Neurons with low levels of ASH1L have fewer and shorter projections

Drug boosts growth of neurons deficient in autism-linked protein

by  /  25 March 2022

The neurons, which have low levels of the gene ASH1L, sprout more branches after the treatment.

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Neural network finds markers of autism, gender in brain scans

by  /  24 March 2022

Deep-learning algorithms can cut through some of the noise in brain imaging data collected across different sites.

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