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March 2022

Neural network finds markers of autism, gender in brain scans

by  /  24 March 2022

Deep-learning algorithms can cut through some of the noise in brain imaging data collected across different sites.

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Switching neurons on and off to probe autism circuits

by  /  23 March 2022

A 3D optogenetics method can mimic natural rhythms of neural activity, rendering previously unanswerable questions amenable to inquiry — including questions about autism.

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Web-based autism screening service raises a host of concerns

by  /  21 March 2022

Neurona Health, a company in San Francisco, California, backed away from part of its newly launched services after Spectrum started reporting about them.

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Four 3D brains showing areas highlighted in green and purple.

Power shortages dim results of many neuroimaging studies

by  /  16 March 2022

An overreliance on small studies with limited reproducibility has slowed the advancement of neuroimaging, a new analysis suggests.

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Ukrainian families seen waiting for a train to Poland. Lviv, the largest city in western Ukraine, has now become a transit hub for women and children fleeing to Europe, while men return and travel to eastern Ukraine to defend the country.

My hope for Ukrainians with autism

by  /  15 March 2022

To think that what we are witnessing now in Ukraine is far removed from the world of autism would be a huge mistake.

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New autism clinicians reflect on skill gaps, gains after remote training

by  /  15 March 2022

The pandemic has forced many health-care students to train online, raising concerns about their readiness.

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Health-care barriers prevent many autistic people from seeking medical treatment

by  /  10 March 2022

In an online survey, autistic people reported that they often have trouble using the telephone to make medical appointments and experience sensory overload in waiting rooms, among other health care barriers.

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A family of Macaques aat the Yerkes National Primate Research Center Field Station, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Macaques’ social skills tied to variation in autism-linked genes

by  /  7 March 2022

Genetics strongly influences some aspects of the monkey’s social behavior, including tendencies to solicit grooming and sit or play alone.

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Back view of a doctor viewing patient information across multiple monitors.

Electronic health record alerts for physicians boost autism study enrollment

by  /  4 March 2022

People who heard about SPARK, a genetic study of autism, directly from a physician were more likely to enroll than those who heard about the project elsewhere.

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Brain floating in red uetero-like space with virus

As the pandemic wanes, will autism diagnoses rise in its wake?

by  /  2 March 2022

Given the known link between severe maternal infections and autism, some scientists are investigating whether COVID-19 during pregnancy can affect a child’s neurodevelopment.

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