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Robert “Buz” Chmielewski is a quadriplegic man who lost control over his limbs 30 years ago because of a skiing accident as a teenager.  Just recently, with the help of a team working on restoring movement in limbs to people with spinal cord injuries, he was able to command a pair of prosthetic limb…
12 days ago · From Assistive Technology Blog
"Pronouns can give hints about social embeddedness or the sense of social belonging, which matters with conditions with social challenges such as autism." The post Analysis of Plural Personal Pronoun Use May Help Diagnose Autism in Girls appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Sit…
12 days ago · From The Autism Site
By Megan Amodeo Another year has come and gone. Let’s face it, 2020 was a weird, stressful and mind-blowing year. It seemed as if, at times, the world was ending. It was hard to hope for better days when worse days kept coming month after month. We learned new ways of interacting with those ar…
12 days ago · From Geek Book clubs
Mutations seen in only some of the body’s cells often affect gene activity in the brains of people with autism, and can involve large segments of DNA, according to two new studies published today in Nature Neuroscience. These ‘mosaic’ mutations throughout the brain and body could be important contri…
13 days ago · From Spectrum News
Mice treated with oxytocin show signs of new neuron growth in the hippocampus and changes in social behavior — but not immediately after they finish treatment, according to unpublished research. Researchers presented the findings virtually today at the 2021 Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome…
13 days ago · From Spectrum News
Hi there, and welcome to the Spectrum community newsletter! I’m your host, Chelsey B. Coombs, Spectrum’s engagement editor. I hope you had a great holiday break, but now that we’re all back to work, let’s jump in. Our first tweet thread this week comes from Yuki Kamitani, a neuroscientist and profes…
14 days ago · From Spectrum News
By Dana Trick In my last blog post I wrote about how the representation of autism and characters with autism are mostly poorly done and act like a walking bag of stereotypes as a result. Though I did mention that these poor representations had made me hesitant to watch shows that had an autistic c…
10.01.2021 · From The Art of Autism
The post Spotted around the web: Autism in Kenya, oxytocin delivery, intellectual disability genes appeared first on Spectrum | Autism Research News. Source: Spectrum News
09.01.2021 · From Spectrum News
A technique for masking portions of a person’s raw genomic data increases shareability without sacrificing privacy, a new study shows. To conduct functional genomics research, scientists must share genetic data about large numbers of participants, which can inadvertently expose a person’s stigmatizi…
09.01.2021 · From Spectrum News
Two new atlases that profile millions of cells across 15 organs offer an unparalleled look at gene activity during fetal development. The first atlas details gene expression, and the second catalogs regions of the genome that are likely involved in regulation. The resources could help researchers be…
08.01.2021 · From Spectrum News
By Gretchen McIntire Every year around this time, I become rather somber. I remember my late husband Devin’s passing. I remember the lessons I’ve learned throughout the year. I remember the good times too. I try to remember to be gentler of others who weren’t exactly looking forward to the holida…
08.01.2021 · From Geek Book clubs
During conversations, girls with autism use “we,” “they” and other words related to social groups differently than autistic boys do, according to a new study. The findings could help parents and clinicians identify autism in girls, who tend to be diagnosed less often and later than boys, researchers…
07.01.2021 · From Spectrum News
They hardly knew each other, but without the transplant, he would've died. The post Nurse Adopts Man With Autism So He Can Get A Heart Transplant appeared first on The Autism Site News. Source: The Autism Site
07.01.2021 · From The Autism Site
It feels so good to write 2021 and put 2020 behind us. Though the last year was dark with fires, COVID, and economic uncertainty there were times of light and laughter. Autistry ended the year with stunning success stories. We supported 20 students taking several different courses at College of Mar…
07.01.2021 · From Autistry Studios
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