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Community Newsletter: ‘Scammer participants’; dopamine receptor structures

by  /  28 May 2023
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Editor’s Note

A previous version of this article included a tweet from Monique Botha, who requested it be removed.

Laura Crane of University College London shared her team’s publication “Letter to the Editor: A possible threat to data integrity for online qualitative autism research,” published 22 May in Autism.

Liz Pellicano of University College London responded to Crane.

Ellie Taylor of the University of Southern California, Jessica Schwartzman of Vanderbilt University and Naomi Ekas of Texas Christian University also weighed in on the letter.

Bryan Roth of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill linked to his team’s study “Structural genomics of the human dopamine receptor system,” published 23 May in Cell Research.

Dritan Agalliu of Columbia University replied to Roth.

Armin Raznahan of the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health described his team’s new paper, “Aneuploidy effects on human gene expression across three cell types,” published 15 March in PNAS.

Giulia Albertini of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven shared her paper “Serotonin sensing by microglia conditions the proper development of neuronal circuits and of social and adaptive skills,” published 22 May in Molecular Psychiatry.

Jo Bossuyt of Vrije Universiteit Brussel shared a link to her team’s paper “Chemogenetic modulation of astrocytes and microglia: State-of-the-art and implications in neuroscience,” published 24 May in Glia.

Kripa Shankar of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center described his team’s work “Effects of thermoneutrality on food intake, body weight, and body composition in a Prader-Willi syndrome mouse model,” published 10 May in Obesity.

Ambra Ferrari of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics linked to “Development and experience-dependence of multisensory spatial processing,” published 17 May in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.

Rekha Varrier of Dartmouth University shared her poster “Shared and individual thresholds for social signal detection,” which she presented on 24 May at the Vision Sciences Society meeting in St. Pete Beach, Florida.

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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