Brian Lee has transformed the science of linking prenatal experiences to a child’s chances of having autism; his work taps social skills as well as statistical acumen.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Mayada Elsabbagh talks about her “neurotic scheduling” (and its limits), why she is not active on social media, and her lab’s cookie time.
Those who no longer wish to attend the virtual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) can request registration fee refunds, SfN announced after a social media outcry.
The decision comes after a Spectrum survey found that most autism researchers did not plan to attend in person.
The first animal model of MYT1L syndrome suggests that fast-maturing neurons lead to the unusually small brains, social deficits and other traits seen in people with the condition.
Preliminary results suggested the treatment is no better than placebo at reducing the severity of core autism traits.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 20 September.
Experts question data showing that an experimental therapy that parents deliver to babies with early signs of autism can lessen the intensity of the children’s traits and lower their chances of diagnosis at age 3.
Some types of restricted and repetitive behaviors become more prevalent among autistic children and teenagers over time, depending on their age and intellectual ability, whereas others decrease.
In this edition of By the Numbers, we discuss machine learning for autism, early-onset dementia, and antipsychotic medicines during pregnancy.