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May 2023
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Community Newsletter: ‘Scammer participants’; dopamine receptor structures

by  /  28 May 2023

A potential threat to the integrity of data collected online and an analysis of the structure and function of dopamine receptors caught researchers’ attention on social media this week.

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Community Newsletter: 3D motion tool; Imaging Neuroscience announcement

by  /  21 May 2023

This week on social media, scientists discussed a new tool to quantify motion in 3D and responded to the announcement of the launch of Imaging Neuroscience.

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Community Newsletter: Social memory; viral vector for striatum; brain gene expression

by  /  14 May 2023

Several studies caught researchers’ attention on social media this week, including one that compared gene expression in living versus postmortem samples of the human brain.

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Community Newsletter: Highlights from INSAR 2023

by  /  7 May 2023

This week we’re highlighting social-media chatter from the INSAR 2023 meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

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April 2023
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Community Newsletter: Tortured phrases; inherited variation; atypical speech and self-harm; autism prevalence

by  /  30 April 2023

Researchers on PubPeer noted several autism papers with tortured phrases, and scientists on Twitter discussed new findings on inherited variation in developmental conditions, the link between atypical speech and self-harm, and autism prevalence.

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Community Newsletter: Mass resignation at NeuroImage; new mouse brain atlas

by  /  23 April 2023

The resignation of all the editors from two brain imaging journals caused quite a stir on social media this week, and a new 3D brain atlas turned some heads.

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Community Newsletter: Catatonia meds; academia’s reimbursement problem

by  /  16 April 2023

Scientists on social media this week discussed alternative treatments for aggression and self-injury in children with autism and addressed issues young researchers face when it comes to reimbursement for conference travel.

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Community Newsletter: All about the hippocampus

by  /  9 April 2023

Social-media attention this week centered on two new studies of the brain’s memory hub: One employed virtual reality to probe how people use and update their cognitive maps, and the other tracked individual hippocampal neurons in mice as they learned.

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Community Newsletter: Polyneuro risk score; rat brain imaging protocol

by  /  2 April 2023

A pair of neuroimaging-related studies — one about a framework for brain-wide association studies and another about a standardized tool to image rat brains — held researchers’ attention on social media this week.

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March 2023
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Community Newsletter: Suicide in autism; neural cell isolation; analysis of autism genes

by  /  26 March 2023

Discussion on social media revolved around a meta-analysis of suicidality in autism, a method to purify neural stem and progenitor cells, and autism-linked genes in zebrafish.

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