Skip to main content

Spectrum: Autism Research News

News Archive

November 2022
Illustration of multipolar neurons.

Consistent, convergent pathways link two forms of autism

by  /  15 November 2022

People with dup15q syndrome and those with idiopathic autism have similar patterns of altered gene expression in early brain development and later in life.

Comments
Street view of the San Diego Convention Center.

Reactions from Neuroscience 2022

by  /  14 November 2022

Scientists at Neuroscience 2022 share highlights of the conference.

Comments
A grid of clocks placed over a colorful gene sequence.

Autism-linked genes clock daily oscillations

by  /  14 November 2022

Rhythmic variations in the genes’ brain expression levels may help explain the sleep problems that often accompany the condition.

Comments
Three-dimensional structure of cells in the cerebellum.

Flexible genomic architecture undergoes major redesigns during cerebellum development

by  /  13 November 2022

A new atlas reveals how the structural shake-ups within a cell’s genome differ by cell type and brain region over time.

Comments
Many mouths making conversation, with speech bubbles in red and blue.

Community Newsletter: Brain sizes; Project Vesuvius; head-turning Neuropixels tool

by  /  13 November 2022

This week, neuroscientists weighed in on differing brain sizes, Project Vesuvius and a Neuropixels tool.

Comments
Two marmosets looking in different directions.

Naturally chimeric marmosets present opportunities for autism research

by  /  13 November 2022

Findings on microglia and other brain cell types bolster the animal’s validity as a model system for the condition.

Comments
Single astrocyte on black background.

Mouse studies cast astrocytes as stars of sensory perception

by  /  13 November 2022

Data from two separate research teams suggest the cells are key to sensory hypersensitivity in fragile X syndrome.

Comments
Black and white photograph of Leo Kanner in a delicate collage of squares and circles on a cream colored background.

The new history of autism, part III

by  /  11 November 2022

For decades, two figures have dominated the history of autism studies. Today, newly excavated documents are calling into question the primacy of these men as founders of the field.

Comments
Illustration of hybrid objects: part light bulb, part lab vial, some in blue and some in red to signify null and replicated results.

Null and Noteworthy: COVID-19 conclusions; diagnosis duplication; oxytocin again

by  /  10 November 2022

This month’s newsletter explores the pandemic’s effects on autism rates, trends in co-occurring mental health conditions, and the impact of intranasal oxytocin.

Comments
The San Diego Convention Center viewed from above on a sunny day.

Heading to Neuroscience 2022

by  /  10 November 2022

Spectrum sources and reporters share which sessions they are most excited to attend at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, which starts on Saturday.

Comments