Tag: policy

May 2020
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News

Funding for autism research, explained

by  /  25 May 2020

Biomedical research costs money. And applying for research funding can be a long and complicated process.

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April 2020
anti vaccine protesters
Opinion

How anti-vaccine activists are using COVID-19 to boost their movement

by ,  /  28 April 2020

While most of the world hungers for a vaccine to put an end to the death and economic destruction wrought by COVID-19, some anti-vaccine groups are joining anti-lockdown protesters to challenge restrictions aimed at protecting public health.

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News

U.S. funding agency offers researchers flexibility during pandemic

by  /  7 April 2020

The National Institutes of Health is offering autism researchers who are coping with the coronavirus pandemic flexibility with their grant applications, budgets and progress reports.

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March 2020
Opinion / Viewpoint

How to run a lab from home during a pandemic

by  /  31 March 2020

While much of the world’s operations have sputtered to a halt, some labs have found ways to keep science moving forward.

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News

Journals prepare for changes as coronavirus interrupts research

by  /  26 March 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic disrupts researchers’ working lives, the academic journals that publish their work are adjusting too.

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Caregiver and person with autism are inside a delicate protected sphere, while the COVID19 virus looms all around them.
Opinion / Viewpoint

How governments should maintain disability services during the pandemic

by  /  24 March 2020

People with disabilities are at increased risk of medical and other complications from coronavirus infection. There is a lot that governments can do to help them.

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News

U.K. government faces lawsuit over mistreatment of autistic people

by  /  23 March 2020

Following a series of scandals in the United Kingdom over people with autism being held against their will and mistreated in hospitals, a watchdog group has issued a legal challenge to the government.

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Features / Deep Dive

Growing old with autism

by  /  18 March 2020

For many autistic adults, the golden years are tarnished by poor health, poverty and, in some cases, homelessness. Their plight reveals huge gaps in care.

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News

Coronavirus’ effect on autism research may have long-term consequences

by  /  16 March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered universities and institutes, leaving scientists scrambling to continue their research.

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News

Preprints of autism research, explained

by  /  11 March 2020

Over the past decade, biologists have increasingly been posting their research results on preprint servers, ahead of the results’ publication in traditional scientific journals.

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