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Research image of a lamprey.

New look at lampreys rewrites textbooks on origins of sympathetic nervous system

Sympathetic neurons pepper the embryos of the jawless fish—Earth’s first vertebrates—and overturn the idea that “fight or flight” was an innovation of jawed vertebrates.

By Shaena Montanari
17 April 2024 | 4 min read

NIH seeks input on how structural racism affects brain research, health

The feedback could lead to “novel ways” to conduct studies and reduce health disparities, a National Institutes of Health employee says.

By Calli McMurray
17 April 2024 | 7 min read
Computer-generated image of a protein binding to another protein.

TRIO gene; left-handedness; gender diversity

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 15 April.

By Jill Adams
16 April 2024 | 2 min read