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Science & Society

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

News / Spotted
Week of OctoberOct
16th
2017

Boy bias; incontinence issues; smart search and more

by  /  20 October 2017
A mouse model of autism reveals sex differences in brain function and behavior, incontinence and autism often co-occur, and a new literature search engine summarizes neuroscience hits into interactive visuals.
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Connie Kasari evaluates efficacy of autism therapies

18 October 2017
Watch the complete replay of Connie Kasari's webinar on the efficacy of autism therapies.
Opinion / Viewpoint

Divided autism community bonds over need to study sleep

by  /  17 October 2017
Autism researchers and funding agencies should turn their attention to sleep in autism — and its many connections to health, mood and behavior.
October 2017
News / Toolbox

Repository ties mutations to traits in Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  13 October 2017

A new database details the genetic mutations associated with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, along with the behavioral outcomes of people with those mutations.

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Week of OctoberOct
9th
2017
News / Spotted

Maternal multivitamins; vaccine retraction; simultaneous schizophrenia and more

by  /  13 October 2017

Taking prenatal multivitamins may reduce the risk of having a child who has autism with intellectual disability, another vaccine-autism link study is being retracted, and schizophrenia sometimes accompanies autism.

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Opinion / Columnists / Community concerns

To partner with autism community, welcome dissenting opinions

by  /  10 October 2017

Giving the autism community a voice in research means engaging in meaningful dialogue, not just making token gestures.

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Week of OctoberOct
2nd
2017
News / Spotted

Cannabis candidate; omega add-on; oxytocin control and more

by  /  6 October 2017

A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.

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Opinion / Q&A

‘Tone’ of phrase may differ in autism, but meaning is clear

by  /  3 October 2017

Adults who have autism speak with unusual emphases and tone, but their speech still conveys the intended emotions.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
25th
2017
News / Spotted

Genetics do-over; iffy influences; high-tech education and more

by  /  29 September 2017

A re-analysis of data yields an increased estimate for the genetic contribution to autism, how the environment might contribute to autism is hard to pin down, and students on the spectrum describe the benefits of using technology at school.

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News

Medicaid still has a bull’s-eye on its back

by ,  /  28 September 2017

Although it started as a plan to cover only the poor, Medicaid now touches tens of millions of Americans who live above the poverty line.

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News

Revised definition of ‘clinical trials’ rattles autism researchers

by  /  28 September 2017

Autism researchers in the United States are anxious about new regulations designed to boost the transparency of studies involving people.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Dan Kennedy discusses crafting social scenarios to study autism

27 September 2017

Watch the complete replay of Dan Kennedy discussing crafting social scenarios to study autism.

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Opinion / Columnists / Being well

Suicidal tendencies hard to spot in some people with autism

by  /  26 September 2017

To effectively screen for suicidality in people with autism, we need to learn how to ask questions that lead to real answers.

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