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October 2022
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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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Jeremy Levin, chief executive officer of Ovid Therapeutics, stands against a bench in a lab.

What next for Angelman?

by  /  20 October 2022

A meeting in Texas reckons with the future of treatment, following two setbacks in 2020.

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Community newsletter: Brain map; communication guide

by  /  16 October 2022

Threads on a GoogleMap for the brain and guidance on communicating with autistic people in a health-care setting garnered gobs of comments this week.

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Community Newsletter: Interventions evaluated; microglia; big data analyses

by  /  9 October 2022

Our Twitter feeds were awash with research activity this week, including a review of autism intervention studies and resources to build better data-wrangling skills.

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Designing autism-friendly trials: Q&A with Caroline Averius and Zachary Williams

by  /  7 October 2022

The pair’s new guidebook offers practical steps to make clinical trials easier and more meaningful for autistic participants.

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Neuropsychologists launch efforts to diversify field

by  /  5 October 2022

Their plans stand to improve how autistic children from racial or ethnic minorities are evaluated.

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Spectrum Launch: Neuropsychology’s diversity problem; the true cost of a postdoc; a bevy of job posts

by  /  5 October 2022

Two groups are working to increase representation among neuropsychology researchers, in part to improve behavioral assessments for autism.

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Community Newsletter: Assembloids, autism-ADHD overlap, calcium signaling

by  /  2 October 2022

Highlights this week include two gene studies — one on the role of autism-linked genes in developing interneurons and another on the genetic origins of overlapping autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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September 2022
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Community Newsletter: Neuroscience game changers, genetics meeting highlights

by  /  25 September 2022

The talk of the Twittersphere turned around two influential neuroscience papers, plus a virtual trip to the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics.

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Broadening the autism spectrum: Q&A with Oluwatobi Abubakare

by  /  20 September 2022

Too often, people outside the margins of what’s considered classic autism are left out of research agendas, Abubakare says.

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