These short reports from Spectrum journalists highlight some of the autism-related findings that caught our attention at the meeting this past week.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Society for Neuroscience 2021
Technical issues have plagued the 2021 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, with presenters unable to log in for their virtual poster sessions and battling auto-captioning quirks.
Treatments that counteract the effects of an SCN2A mutation in mice increase the animals’ sociability in adulthood, according to a new unpublished study.
The percentage of Black researchers presenting at neuroscience conferences has increased by only a meager amount since the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020.
Animal models of autism rooted in exposure to maternal antibodies hint at different mechanisms.