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Autism Decoder App Released

Every four hours, scientists publish a research paper about autism, but how can this enormous volume of research help you? We have an app for that. Brought to you by a team of interdisciplinary scientists, the Autism Decoder app is a new mobile interface that describes the latest autism research findings in easy-to-understand

STX1A and Asperger syndrome replication study published

Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are a group of conditions characterized by difficulties in communication and social interaction, alongside unusually narrow interests and repetitive, stereotyped behaviour. Genetic association and expression studies have suggested an important role for the GABAergic circuits in ASC. Syntaxin 1A (STX1A) encodes a protein involved in regulation

MindSpec Launches Webinar Series for Autism Parents

MindSpec announces the launch of its new science outreach webinar series, “Bridging Parents with Autism Science.”  Interested participants should register. This webinar series is part of MindSpec’s online science outreach resource, Autism Reading Room.  Designed to enhance public understanding of autism research, Autism Reading Room features interactive tools to explain

MindSpec Hosts Autism Reading Room Forum

Goal:  Unite scientists with the autism community in order to enhance public understanding of autism research The rapidly rising prevalence of autism has led to saturation of news outlets with autism stories, often with conflicting information. To empower affected families with scientific knowledge, we recently released Autism Reading Room, an

Updates to Autism Quiz App

To spread public knowledge of autism, we recently created a social media application (“app”) which allows the general public to share facts about autism with friends.   Freely available on iTunes, our Autism Quiz app features four challenging quizzes:  Basic, Advanced, In the News, and Misconceptions.   We have now

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