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February 2018

Program in Scotland boosts speed, accuracy of autism diagnosis

by  /  20 February 2018

A project in Scotland dramatically increased the accuracy of autism diagnosis and cut waiting times in half.

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Week of FebruaryFeb

Ultrasound exposure; maternal age; ‘special’ interests and more

by  /  16 February 2018

Autism is not associated with ultrasound frequency or duration, maternal age and education affect autism odds, and people on the spectrum benefit from their ‘special interests.’

the capitol building

‘What the Health?’ podcast: Health policy changes in U.S. budget deal

by  /  15 February 2018

Panelists on Kaiser Health News‘ weekly podcast discuss the budget deal that passed the U.S. Congress this week.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) and Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (left) walk to the chamber after collaborating on an agreement in the Senate

U.S. Senate budget deal boosts spending for health programs

by , ,  /  8 February 2018

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republican and Democratic Senate leaders announced a two-year budget deal that would increase federal spending for defense as well as key domestic priorities, including many health programs.

Week of JanuaryJan

Prenatal microbiome; standing by stereotypes; Common Rule delay and more

by  /  2 February 2018

Microbiologists debate the existence of bacteria in the womb, yet another movie relies on stereotypes to portray a person with autism, and the U.S. federal government delays implementation of the Common Rule for clinical research.

January 2018

Why U.S. science may seriously suffer from a government shutdown

by  /  30 January 2018

Even a brief shutdown of the government can dramatically affect the process of conducting science and the support for young scientists.

child getting foot wrapped in pink gauze

Children’s health program renewed as U.S. federal government reopens

by ,  /  25 January 2018

The U.S. Senate and House approved legislation that would keep federal dollars flowing until 8 February, as well as fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next six years.

scientist with protective googles in the lab

Where’s the funding for translational research in autism?

by  /  23 January 2018

A dearth of funding hobbles autism researchers’ ability to do what we can truly call translational science.

mother and child at the doctor's with a stethoscope

Children’s health insurance program running on fumes in some U.S. states

by ,  /  9 January 2018

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children’s Health Insurance Program, despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months.

December 2017
Woman at a protest holds a sign that says "Grab 'em by the data"

2017: The year in tweets

22 December 2017

In 2017, autism scientists took to Twitter to express their thoughts on immigration, healthcare policy, education leadership, proposed funding cuts and Brexit.