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July 2015

Autism researchers need to actively connect with public

by  /  7 July 2015

Are scientists doing enough to communicate their findings — and explain their findings’ importance — to families affected by autism? The answer, suggests a new study, is no.


Session III: Catherine Lord on autism diagnosis

 /  2 July 2015

Watch the replay of Cathy Lord’s Summer Institute session on best practices for autism diagnosis and identification.

June 2015

‘Teachable moments’ are key ingredients in autism therapy

by ,  /  30 June 2015

The job of delivering interventions for autism often falls to overstretched teachers in schools with few resources. Melanie Pellecchia and David Mandell set out to find the ‘active ingredients’ of school-based interventions.


Session II: Lynn Koegel on early intervention

 /  25 June 2015

Watch the replay of Lynn Koegel’s Summer Institute session on a behavioral therapy for autism known as Pivotal Response Treatment.


How do we fix the broken postdoc pipeline?

by  /  23 June 2015

Young scientists face unprecedented challenges in transitioning from postdoctoral fellowships to tenured faculty positions. We asked researchers from different generations for solutions to the scientific career crisis.


Session I: Kevin Pelphrey on brain structure and function

 /  18 June 2015

Watch the replay of Kevin Pelphrey’s Summer Institute session on brain structure and function.

Week of JuneJun

Spotted: Celebrating scrutiny; impact detractor

by  /  19 June 2015

Highlighting retractions can keep researchers in check, and a top journal editor wants to rethink ‘impact.’


William Catterall examines anxiety drugs for autism

 /  24 June 2015

Watch the complete replay of William Catterall explaining how low doses of an anxiety drug alleviate autism-like symptoms in mice.

Week of JuneJun

Spotted: Sexist scientist; pricey problem

by  /  12 June 2015

Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt resigns after ranting about women in labs, and American scientists blow $28 billion a year on research that can’t be replicated.

May 2015

Jonathan Sebat on autism and schizophrenia genetics

 /  27 May 2015

Watch the complete replay of Jonathan Sebat’s webinar dissecting the similarities and differences between autism and schizophrenia at the genetic level.