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Carrie Arnold

Carrie Arnold is a Virginia-based freelance science journalist who covers many aspects of the living world. She’s a contributing editor at NOVA Next, and has also written for Mosaic, National Geographic, Aeon, Nautilus, Scientific American and Women’s Health. She is also the author of “Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders.”

January 2018
Features / Deep Dive

Weighing up autism’s obesity crisis

by  /  24 January 2018

Autism’s underlying biology, associated behaviors and treatments can all put people on the spectrum at serious risk for obesity.

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May 2017
News

Rare form of autism shows unique pattern of regression

by  /  24 May 2017

More than 40 percent of children with Phelan-McDermid syndrome lose skills they once had, beginning, on average, at age 6.

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September 2016
Features / Deep Dive

The innovators: How families launch their own autism studies

by  /  28 September 2016

Some parents are starting ‘N-of-1’ studies for autism, but their efforts don’t always get taken seriously.

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February 2016
Features / Deep Dive

The invisible link between autism and anorexia

by  /  17 February 2016

Autism and anorexia may seem to have nothing in common, but below the surface, the two conditions are startlingly similar—and sometimes affect the same person.

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