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Community Newsletter: Nanoscale brain imaging; naturalistic mouse set-ups

by  /  25 June 2023
Many mouths making conversation, with speech bubbles in red and blue.
Illustration by Laurène Boglio

Adam Glaser of the Allen Institute detailed his team’s preprint, “Expansion-assisted selective plane illumination microscopy for nanoscale imaging of centimeter-scale tissues,” posted on bioRxiv 11 June.

Jayson Jeganathan of the University of Newcastle in Australia posed a question, which Glaser answered.

Bryan Jones of the University of Utah responded to Glaser.

Mackenzie Mathis of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Jacqui Marshall of Cancer Research UK and Wim Crusio of Université de Bordeaux posted the article “Lab mice go wild: Making experiments more natural in order to decode the brain,” published in Nature 14 June.

Nikola Grujic of Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich explained his team’s study, “Control and coding of pupil size by hypothalamic orexin neurons,” published in Nature Neuroscience 19 June.

Seán Froudist-Walsh of the University of Bristol describes his team’s paper, “Gradients of neurotransmitter receptor expression in the macaque cortex,” published in Nature Neuroscience 19 June.

Nathan Spreng of McGill University and Chris Klink of Universiteit Utrecht responded to Froudist-Walsh.

Rosa Hoekstra of King’s College London linked to her team’s study, “Non-specialist delivery of the WHO Caregiver Skills Training Programme for children with developmental disabilities: Stakeholder perspectives about acceptability and feasibility in rural Ethiopia,” published in Autism 16 May.

Kathy Leadbitter of the University of Manchester commented on the study, and Hoekstra replied.

Autism in Adulthood announced the release of its special issue.

Shreejoy Tripathy of the University of Toronto shared his team’s preprint, “BrainRBPedia: A resource for RNA-binding proteins relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders,” posted on bioRxiv 9 June.

Science posted a link to the article “PSMC3 proteasome subunit variants are associated with neurodevelopmental delay and type I interferon production,” published in Science Translational Medicine 31 May.

Marc Seal of the University of Melbourne shared a link to the preprint “Mapping neurodevelopmental diversity in executive function,” posted on medRxiv 16 June.

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health shared a link to its podcast “Depression in autism and ADHD: What do we know?” posted 2 May.

medRxiv linked to the preprint “Loss-of-function variants in CUL3 cause a syndromic neurodevelopmental disorder,” posted 16 June. Spectrum covered research on CUL3 in 2021 and 2019.

Renato Polimanti of Yale School of Medicine tweeted about the upcoming World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics.

That’s it for this week’s Community Newsletter! If you have any suggestions for interesting social posts you saw in the autism research sphere, feel free to send an email to [email protected].

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