Twitter amplified the message that research involving thousands of participants holds the power to produce more clinically significant findings, plus highlights from a meeting in Israel and a new resource to connect researchers and policymakers.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Science & Society
From funding decisions to scientific fraud, a wide range of societal factors shape autism research.
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 14 February.
Petrus de Vries is on a quest to outfit Africa, the continent of his birth, with trained autism researchers and service providers.
This edition of By the Numbers plots the rise of biology-centric autism grants, a dearth of West African autism research and the lack of racial data in intervention studies.
Tony Charman and Catherine Lord answer questions from Spectrum’s webinar on the Lancet Commission’s recommendations for autism research.
Only a quarter of more than 1,000 autism intervention studies published since 1990 report on participants’ races and ethnicities, and just one included a Native American participant.
Tweets this week feature research about the increases in downloads and citations papers get through social-media shares, as well as findings that tie three autism-linked genes to a new point of convergence.
Spotted around the web: Interneurons’ birthplace, alexithymia in autism, activating neurons with ultrasound
Here is a roundup of news and research for the week of 7 February.
Konstantinos “Kostas” Zarbalis talks about the upside of unexpected experimental results, and why he eats just one meal per day.
In this edition of Null and Noteworthy, researchers replicate encouraging findings on autism and aging and shoot down a host of potential links between pregnancy complications and having a child with autism.