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Tag: funding

November 2017

Why it’s difficult to study sleep in autism

13 November 2017

Five scientists describe the biggest challenges they face in solving sleep problems in people with autism.

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Week of OctoberOct
30th
2017

Gene-editing gadgetry; intelligence trajectories; research reset and more

by  /  3 November 2017

Two new gadgets join the gene-editing toolbox, many children with autism get smarter with age, and a survey points to a research reset for Autism Speaks.

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October 2017
Doctors preparing a patient for an operation

U.S. Congress fails to extend funding for children’s coverage

by ,  /  20 October 2017

Until Congress renews CHIP, states are cut off from additional federal funding that helps lower- and middle-income families.

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Illustration of a room full of people napping, with a magnifying glass on one person who cannot fall asleep.

Divided autism community bonds over need to study sleep

by  /  17 October 2017

Autism researchers and funding agencies should turn their attention to sleep in autism — and its many connections to health, mood and behavior.

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Week of OctoberOct
9th
2017

Maternal multivitamins; vaccine retraction; simultaneous schizophrenia and more

by  /  13 October 2017

Taking prenatal multivitamins may reduce the risk of having a child who has autism with intellectual disability, another vaccine-autism link study is being retracted, and schizophrenia sometimes accompanies autism.

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To partner with autism community, welcome dissenting opinions

by  /  10 October 2017

Giving the autism community a voice in research means engaging in meaningful dialogue, not just making token gestures.

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Week of OctoberOct
2nd
2017

Cannabis candidate; omega add-on; oxytocin control and more

by  /  6 October 2017

A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.

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September 2017
Close up of hand with IV drip

Medicaid still has a bull’s-eye on its back

by ,  /  28 September 2017

Although it started as a plan to cover only the poor, Medicaid now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line.

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Debbie Cordone embraces her son, James, who she says benefited from intenseive behavioral therapy.

Young people with severe autism languish in U.S. hospitals

by ,  /  26 September 2017

Teenagers and young adults with severe autism are spending weeks or even months in emergency rooms and acute-care hospitals, sometimes sedated, restrained or confined to mesh-tented beds.

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Illustration of man walking into the center of a brain.

Narrow networks make it difficult to access mental health care

by ,  /  25 September 2017

The average provider network includes only 11 percent of all the mental health care providers in a given market, according to a recent study.

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