Simons Foundation Announces Bridge to Independence Award for Autism Researchers

SFARI is invested in supporting the next generation of top autism researchers. The Bridge to Independence Award program promotes talented early-career scientists by facilitating their transition to research independence and providing grant funding at the start of their professorships at a U.S. or Canadian research institution.   see more here: https://www.sfari.org/grant/bridge-to-independence-award-request-for-applications/?tab=rfa  

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 Autism biomarker paper from the Rutgers University Sensory Motor Integration Lab makes it to the top 100 most read papers in Nature scientific reports

 Autism biomarker paper from the Rutgers University Sensory Motor Integration Lab makes it to the top 100 most read papers in Nature scientific reports The paper can be found at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18902-w

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The Largest Genetic Analysis of Autism Brain samples

In 2015, a group of 15 institutions launched a study called psychENCORE in which 2000 autism postmortem brain samples were analyzed. In this analysis, the scientist looked at the DNA, RNA, and the proteins that interact with the DNA. The results of this analysis were published this month in 3 different publications. Additional information and links…

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Automatically Detecting Stereotypical Motions in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The authors of this article have designed an Internet-of-Things (IoT) framework named WearSense that leverages the sensing capabilities of modern smartwatches to detect stereotypic behaviors in children with autism. Their study used the inbuilt accelerometer of a smartwatch to detect three behaviors, including hand flapping , painting, and sibbing that are commonly observed in children with autism.…

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