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From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.

Week of FebruaryFeb
26th
2024

White matter; early-intervention services; FMR1 gene

by  /  27 February 2024
Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 26 February.
Illustrated portrait of André Fenton.

Being uncomfortable and PKMzeta with André Fenton

by  /  1 February 2024
The director of the Center for Neural Science shares a ghost story and talks about his collaboration with Todd Sacktor.
Illustrated portrait of Joseph LeDoux.

Joseph LeDoux, the split brain and a traveling magic show

by  /  1 January 2024
The director of the Emotional Brain Institute discusses the Cajun music scene in Louisiana and how memories change with time.
December 2023
Illustrated portrait of David Sussillo.

FORCE learning and finding an out with David Sussillo

by  /  1 December 2023

The senior research manager at Meta Reality Labs talks about neural networks and his time at the Milton Hershey School.

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November 2023
Week of NovemberNov
27th
2023

Wearable neurofeedback devices; profound autism; SHANK2 variants’ downstream effects

by  /  28 November 2023

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 27 November.

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Week of NovemberNov
20th
2023

Autistic adults who carry an Alzheimer’s gene; major vault protein; FOXP1 gene

by  /  21 November 2023

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 20 November.

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Week of NovemberNov
13th
2023

Tau protein in fragile X syndrome; SYNGAP1’s role in development; SHANK expression in mice and men

by  /  14 November 2023

Here is a roundup of news and research spotted around the web for the week of 13 November.

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Week of NovemberNov
6th
2023

Interleukin-4; psychosis in autistic adolescents; evoked response potentials in fragile X syndrome

by  /  10 November 2023

Here is a roundup of news and research spotted around the web for the week of 6 November.

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A hand holds a compass against a blue background.

Running a lab like a startup company: Q&A with Dorothy Tse

by  /  9 November 2023

Adopting an entrepreneurial mindset pushed Tse to define her research priorities as she launched her lab.

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A line of airplanes flies across the sky

Neuroscientists weigh carbon costs of attending annual meeting

by ,  /  6 November 2023

Travel to the Society for Neuroscience conference is responsible for tens of thousands of metric tons of carbon emissions, according to a new study, but neuroscientists have yet to agree on what that should mean for the future of the in-person meeting.

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Week of OctoberOct
30th
2023

Diabetes in autism; lack of evidence for dietary therapies; autism in Korea

by  /  3 November 2023

Here is a roundup of news and research spotted around the web for the week of 30 October.

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A series of red pencils make three X shapes against a green background. The last X is only half completed by a single pencil that has been snapped in two.

Neuroscientist has two papers retracted, three corrected

by  /  2 November 2023

Five studies of Alzheimer’s disease or traumatic brain injury, all led by Gary Dunbar at Central Michigan University, have some form of image duplication.

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Illustrated portrait of Ardem Patapoutian.

Sensing touch, the immigrant life and Ardem Patapoutian

by  /  1 November 2023

The Nobel Prize winner talks about PIEZO 1 and 2, proprioception and the viral photo of him and his son from the 2021 Nobel Prize announcement.

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