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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
11th
2017

Maternal immunity; drug doubts; harassment scandal and more

by  /  15 September 2017

Two studies back the link between autism and maternal inflammation, other work weakens worry about antidepressant use in pregnancy, and a harassment scandal rocks a university’s cognitive science department.

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Doctor talking to mom and her daughter, who is holding a teddy bear.

Healthcare program for U.S. children could be in jeopardy

by ,  /  11 September 2017

A U.S. federal-state program that provides healthcare children in lower- and middle-class families is up for renewal later this month, but many fear it could get lost in the shuffle or that conservative lawmakers will seek to limit its reach.

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Week of SeptemberSep
4th
2017

Face learning; mosaic inheritance; nosy scientists and more

by  /  8 September 2017

A monkey study suggests facial recognition is not innate, a puzzle piece symbol carries negative connotations, and scientists are using a federal law to snoop on colleagues.

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Two doctors reviewing brain scans.

After long wait, ‘ACE’ announcement delivers mixed news

by  /  8 September 2017

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the winners of the Autism Centers of Excellence grants. Grantees split a pot of nearly $100 million.

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August 2017
Week of AugustAug
7th
2017

Off-key outcomes; visualizing variants; urine indifference and more

by  /  11 August 2017

Music therapy proves ineffective for autism, brain structures differ with 16p11.2 duplications and deletions, and mice missing NLGN3 may influence the sociability of their littermates.

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Scientists in a lab

Decision over ‘ACE’ autism grants stirs anxiety among scientists

by  /  10 August 2017

The fate of the most prized grants in autism research is expected within weeks, and some researchers fear for their programs’ future.

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Research inspires range of careers outside the lab

by  /  8 August 2017

Researchers who left academia explain how science still informs their new careers — in a nonprofit organization, biotech company, science administration or journalism.

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Week of JulyJul
31st
2017

Autism unsurprised; diagnostic camouflage; Neanderthal legacy and more

by  /  4 August 2017

People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.

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July 2017
Week of JulyJul
10th
2017

Autism author; new leadership; cannabis crush and more

by  /  14 July 2017

An author with autism debuts his second book, the U.S. agency tasked with protecting public health has a new director, and new legislation makes medical cannabis accessible to people with autism in Georgia.

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Most disabled children would not be shielded from U.S. Medicaid cuts

by ,  /  13 July 2017

Only a fraction of disabled children would meet the definition of ‘blind and disabled’ that would allow them to keep their Medicaid coverage under the proposed health bill Republicans are pushing.

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