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September 2023
A scientist in a white coat uses a microscope in a lab.

Six tips for postdoc success

by  /  14 September 2023

Postdoctoral positions are relatively short, so starting out on the right foot can make all the difference. Researchers offer their advice for making that happen.

Research images from an eye-tracking study.

Tablet-based tool to spot autism validated in two studies

by  /  5 September 2023

The new tool could help clinicians diagnose autism in children younger than 3, the findings show.

August 2023
Research images of protein synthesis in mice.

Neuronal deafness to stress may add to protein surplus in fragile X

by  /  29 August 2023

A protective pathway that pauses protein synthesis is muted in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome, according to a new study.

Illustration of a series of web browser windows overlaid over a face, distorting it.

Scammers threaten quality of research survey data

by  /  24 August 2023

Jammed online surveys and invaded video calls are forcing researchers to rethink their outreach methods.

Five high-school-aged students sit on a bench looking at notebooks and a laptop.

Social skills decline during adolescence for a sliver of autistic youth

by  /  24 August 2023

Most children with the condition, however, gain communication and social abilities over time.

Photograph of a family of rhesus macaque monkeys.

Father’s genes may drive sociability in male monkeys

by  /  18 August 2023

The findings in rhesus macaque monkeys may provide clues to sex differences in the heredity of social behavior in people.

A grid of four brain scans showing excess cerebrospinal fluid.

Is excess brain fluid an early marker of autism?

by  /  17 August 2023

Brain scans of hundreds of infants suggest that up to 80 percent of those with autism have unusual amounts of cerebrospinal fluid. Researchers are studying how this might contribute to the condition.

Illustration shows a road going into the distance, seen from the driver's point of view.

Unwritten rules of tenure

by  /  9 August 2023

Academics are not always aware of the standards — both explicit and implicit — that are used to assess them for promotion. We explore these expectations and more in this month’s issue of the Spectrum Launch newsletter.

Photograph of a doctor and nurse checking a patient’s temperature and taking notes.

Co-occurring conditions in autistic teens increase with age

by  /  8 August 2023

The most prevalent conditions include obesity, neurological disorders, anxiety and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

An illustration of a hand pointing a finger at a stack of papers.

Autism in Adulthood gets its first impact factor

by  /  4 August 2023

The 4-year-old journal focuses on research that aims to improve the lives of autistic adults.