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Action potentials



Autism research hits the road

By Giorgia Guglielmi
8 December 2023 | 11 min read
Photograph of a stack of white papers with six red post-it notes sticking out.

Work of autism researcher questioned again

By Shaena Montanari
14 December 2023 | 7 min read
Research image of microglia in mice.


Computer-generated image of mountains against a black background.

Detecting a signal amid noise in autism early-intervention research

By Isabel Smith, Kate Tsiplova, Wendy Ungar
28 March 2023 | 5 min read

Deep dives

Research video of a zebrafish larva (zoomed in on the gut) being given glucose.
Coraline with her family at home in Pennsylvania.

The promise of telehealth in autism diagnoses

By Lydia Denworth
15 February 2023 | 22 min read
Three groups of people meet and mix at a crossroads.

Autism research at the crossroads

By Brady Huggett
25 January 2023 | 34 min read

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Research image of gene expression in neurons, astrocytes and microglia.

UBLCP1 gene; motor skills; brainstem nuclei

By Jill Adams
6 February 2024 | 2 min read