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March 2022
Lindsay Shea standing in front of a white board.

Beyond the Bench: A conversation with Lindsay Shea

by  /  11 March 2022

Lindsay Shea talks about her work, her “dirt kitchen,” fried sticky buns and why her lab doesn’t have a mascot.

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Health-care barriers prevent many autistic people from seeking medical treatment

by  /  10 March 2022

In an online survey, autistic people reported that they often have trouble using the telephone to make medical appointments and experience sensory overload in waiting rooms, among other health care barriers.

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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: Halted vasopressin trial, intact visual memory, a new way to study emotions

by  /  10 March 2022

In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, a large clinical trial goes sideways, while memory and emotions hold up.

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Autism model mice develop typical social and motor behaviors after drug treatment

by  /  9 March 2022

The drug suppresses an overactive signaling pathway implicated in tuberous sclerosis complex.

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Dr. Ben Rein seen through the circle of a ring light with a skull and brain model.

The autism researcher firing up TikTok: A Q&A with Ben Rein

by  /  8 March 2022

In the lab, neuroscientist Ben Rein studies mouse models of autism. But on TikTok, he’s fighting pseudoscience about his field, one video at a time.

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A family of Macaques aat the Yerkes National Primate Research Center Field Station, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Macaques’ social skills tied to variation in autism-linked genes

by  /  7 March 2022

Genetics strongly influences some aspects of the monkey’s social behavior, including tendencies to solicit grooming and sit or play alone.

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Speech bubble formed by a network of communication

Community Newsletter: Autistic health-care needs, questioning brain-to-brain synchrony

by  /  6 March 2022

Tweets in the autism research sphere during the first week of March have come in like a lion, roaring — over gaps in clinical care for autistic people, gaps in understanding and gaps in evidence.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
28th
2022

Spotted around the web: Reading boost, regulating prenatal tests, diversity in scientific publishing

by  /  4 March 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 28 February.

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Back view of a doctor viewing patient information across multiple monitors.

Electronic health record alerts for physicians boost autism study enrollment

by  /  4 March 2022

People who heard about SPARK, a genetic study of autism, directly from a physician were more likely to enroll than those who heard about the project elsewhere.

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Silenced X chromosome genes reawaken in new mouse model

by  /  3 March 2022

The new animal line could accelerate the discovery of gene-activating therapies for the autism-linked condition Rett syndrome.

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