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

October 2022
Week of OctoberOct
10th
2022

Spotted around the web: Autism services for Indigenous people; seizure meds; brain waves

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 10 October.

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Illustration of a researcher discussing a document with policymakers.

Five tips for translating research findings into smart public policy

by  /  11 October 2022

Researchers can maximize the impact of their results by engaging policymakers more effectively.

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3D reconstruction of mice microglia in green against a black background.

Community Newsletter: Interventions evaluated; microglia; big data analyses

by  /  9 October 2022

Our Twitter feeds were awash with research activity this week, including a review of autism intervention studies and resources to build better data-wrangling skills.

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Week of OctoberOct
3rd
2022

Spotted around the web: Blunted microglia, CHD8 roles, Nobel Prize

by ,  /  7 October 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 3 October.

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An illustration of a scientist sitting at a desk with abstract shapes representing ideas floating above her.

Designing autism-friendly trials: Q&A with Caroline Averius and Zachary Williams

by  /  7 October 2022

The pair’s new guidebook offers practical steps to make clinical trials easier and more meaningful for autistic participants.

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Laura Cancedda in Iama's lab.

Building a better drug

by  /  6 October 2022

Iama Therapeutics is hoping a new class of molecule will prove successful against an old target in autism.

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Illustration shows a road going into the distance, seen from the driver's point of view.

Spectrum Launch: Neuropsychology’s diversity problem; the true cost of a postdoc; a bevy of job posts

by  /  5 October 2022

Two groups are working to increase representation among neuropsychology researchers, in part to improve behavioral assessments for autism.

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A father and son sit on a couch while a neuropsychologist sits across from them in an armchair.

Neuropsychologists launch efforts to diversify field

by  /  5 October 2022

Their plans stand to improve how autistic children from racial or ethnic minorities are evaluated.

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An illustration of scientists looking at a strand of DNA.

Community Newsletter: Assembloids, autism-ADHD overlap, calcium signaling

by  /  2 October 2022

Highlights this week include two gene studies — one on the role of autism-linked genes in developing interneurons and another on the genetic origins of overlapping autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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September 2022
Week of SeptemberSep
26th
2022

Spotted around the web: Motor skills, mosaic mutations, emergency preparedness

by  /  30 September 2022

Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 26 September.

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