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

September 2023
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Six tips for postdoc success

by  /  14 September 2023

Postdoctoral positions are relatively short, so starting out on the right foot can make all the difference. Researchers offer their advice for making that happen.

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How to make the most of your postdoc experience

by  /  14 September 2023

Scientists at different career stages offer advice for new postdoctoral researchers — that and more in this month’s issue of Spectrum launch.

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Neural recordings in freely moving mice; MBD5 variant

by  /  10 September 2023

Researchers took to social media to discuss a new tool for recording brain activity in freely moving mice and a study linking a mutation in the gene MBD5 to epilepsy and intellectual disability. That and more in this week’s Community Newsletter.

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Link between autism and transness being misused, scientists say

by  /  8 September 2023

Some researchers are pushing back — with mixed results.

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Week of SeptemberSep
4th
2023

Cannabis effect on brain development; SYNGAP1 gene; autism in Africa

by  /  8 September 2023

Here is a roundup of news and research spotted around the web for the week of 4 September.

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Neuropixels probe; sex differences in brain anatomy

by  /  3 September 2023

Researchers on social media reacted to a new version of the Neuropixels probe and a study of sex differences in the brain. That and more in this week’s Community Newsletter.

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Week of AugustAug
28th
2023

Retinal neurochemistry; metabolic effects of epilepsy-linked genes; LAMP1 protein

by  /  1 September 2023

Here is a roundup of news and research spotted around the web for the week of 28 August.

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August 2023
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Cerebral cortex genetics; calcium imaging of astrocytes

by  /  27 August 2023

This week on social media, researchers discussed a genome-wide association study of the human cerebral cortex, how astrocytes integrate calcium signals, and more.

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Week of AugustAug
21st
2023

Brain network asymmetry; diversity factor in publishing; Williams syndrome

by  /  25 August 2023

Here is a roundup of news and research spotted around the web for the week of 21 August.

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Scammers threaten quality of research survey data

by  /  24 August 2023

Jammed online surveys and invaded video calls are forcing researchers to rethink their outreach methods.

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