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January 2023
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Community Newsletter: An evidence problem; cells’ interior design; repetitive movements

by  /  15 January 2023

Discussion on Twitter this week swirled around the evidence base for autism interventions, a new tool for visualizing cells, and the relationship between attention problems and repetitive movements.

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Community Newsletter: Confounding head motion; monkey moves; motor speech in autism

by  /  8 January 2023

Moving into the new year, researchers on Twitter talked about motion as a confounder for brain-imaging studies, connections between macaque brain activity and body movements, and the importance of motor-speech research in autism.

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December 2022
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Community Newsletter: Chromatin regulators; dysregulated protein synthesis; microglia and myelin

by  /  18 December 2022

This week, scientists on Twitter discussed new functions for autism-linked genes, underpinnings for restricted and repetitive behaviors, and roles for microglia.

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Community Newsletter: Autism biomarkers; language preferences; octopus brain atlas

by  /  11 December 2022

This week, Twitter provided a discussion about autism biomarkers, a survey revealing language preferences, and a peek inside the octopus brain.

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Community Newsletter: Sex bias; synapse formation; gene convergence

by  /  4 December 2022

Three threads on autism-related research snared the attention of neuroscientists on Twitter this week.

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November 2022
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Community Newsletter: Highlights from Neuroscience 2022

by  /  20 November 2022

This week we’re highlighting the Twitter chatter from the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, held in San Diego, California, last week.

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Community Newsletter: Brain sizes; Project Vesuvius; head-turning Neuropixels tool

by  /  13 November 2022

This week, neuroscientists weighed in on differing brain sizes, Project Vesuvius and a Neuropixels tool.

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Community Newsletter: A profound discussion on autism labels

by  /  6 November 2022

Representation was the theme of this this week, with a deep discussion on ‘profound autism’ and info about an upcoming conference.

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October 2022
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Community Newsletter: Families in crisis; genetics mystery; health determinants

by  /  30 October 2022

Recent Twitter threads explore a new approach to autism diagnosis, a mysterious genetic region and social determinants of health.

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Community Newsletter: Brain geometry; adaptive immune system; INSAR policy brief

by  /  23 October 2022

Two threads pose intriguing neuroscience questions; plus a criminal-justice policy brief.

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