In this week’s Community Newsletter, we dive into two studies that look at how the autism research paradigm could become more inclusive.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
The work fills in gaps about how synapses change before and after birth — essential knowledge for understanding whether synapse development differs in autism.
A MECP2 gene therapy for Rett syndrome eases repetitive behaviors, anxiety and hyperactivity in a mouse model of Pitt-Hopkins syndrome.
An online community is helping many new principal investigators through a tricky time, plus other resources for early-career autism researchers.
These short reports from Spectrum journalists highlight some of the autism-related findings that caught our attention at the meeting this past week.
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counteract the effects of an SCN2A mutation in mice increase the animals’ sociability in adulthood, according to a new unpublished study.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.