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March 2013

How do we connect the dots of connectivity?

22 March 2013

Growing evidence suggests that abnormal connectivity in the brain underlies autism, but conflicting interpretations persist about where and how the dysfunction occurs. How do we investigate the underlying mechanisms of this theory?


Jonathan Kipnis on microglia and therapeutic targets

27 March 2013

Watch the complete replay of Jonathan Kipnis discussing his groundbreaking work connecting microglia and peripheral immunity to autism. Submit your own follow-up questions.


How do we confirm a grand signaling theory?

by  /  11 March 2013

An imbalance in the excitatory and inhibitory signaling between neurons seems to play a critical role in autism. What can we do with that information?


What does the brain’s immunity have to do with autism?

by  /  4 March 2013

In December, SFARI brought together a group of scientists studying the connection between microglia and autism. These scientists are trying to delineate the next steps for this emerging field. Join the conversation.

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February 2013

Vikaas Sohal on abnormal neural circuits in autism

6 March 2013

Watch the complete replay of Vikaas Sohal’s webinar on abnormal neural circuits in autism. Submit your own follow-up questions.


How do we design more nimble diagnostics?

by  /  18 February 2013

How can we design cheaper, faster diagnostics that are as reliable as the gold-standard tools?


How does culture affect autism treatment?

by  /  11 February 2013

Helen McCabe reports that China’s political and economic climate affects the quality of autism interventions. How do culture and policy affect autism treatment in other countries?


Is social disinterest a symptom of Rett syndrome?

by  /  4 February 2013

Feedback on our website from parents of socially proficient children with Rett syndrome raises interesting questions about the disorder: Is social disinterest really a symptom of the disorder?

January 2013

How can we fix gender bias?

by  /  7 January 2013

Despite improved opportunities for women in science over the past few decades, new evidence confirms that real bias still exists. How would you fix it?

December 2012

What stood out to you in 2012?

20 December 2012

We packaged the year’s research highlights from our vantage point. What advances stood out to you in 2012? And where do you see the field going?

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