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A selection of stories from major news organisations and sites specialising in Autism and related subjects.

Spectrumnews.org: Studying pregnant women with autism may offer clues to the condition

Spectrumnews.org: Studying pregnant women with autism may offer clues to the condition

Simon Baron-Cohen

Director of Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University

Sarah Hampton

Graduate student, Cambridge University

One day during a lab meeting last year, we were discussing the dearth of research involving pregnant women with autism.

This seemed strange since this group of women represents a valuable scientific opportunity:

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News-medical.net: International research group to explore underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy

News-medical.net: International research group to explore underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy

August 22, 2017

A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide researchers.

The news comes as the Adelaide team behind the new collaboration has been awarded a $1 million grant to continue

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News-medical.net: Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation

News-medical.net: Researchers identify control mechanisms of synapse formation

August 21, 2017

DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology) announced that the research team of Professor Ko Jae-won at the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and the research team of Professor Kim Ho-min at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) conducted a joint research and

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Smh.com.au: Morgan Huxley's murderer Daniel Kelsall appeals against his 30-year sentence

Smh.com.au: Morgan Huxley's murderer Daniel Kelsall appeals against his 30-year sentence

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Murderer Daniel Jack Kelsall liked cartoons, fantasy novels, and was often described as “baby-faced”.

Kelsall is now arguing that his youth was not properly considered by a judge who sentenced him to at least 30 years and three months’ jail for the “chilling” stabbing murder of Morgan

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Theguardian.com: Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Theguardian.com: Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Programming

Early start would encourage women to become programmers and reduce gender stereotyping, argues Stephanie Shirley

Dame Stephanie Shirley wants Facebook and Google to start gender-blind recruiting. Photograph: The Stephanie Shirley Foundation Programming Two-year-olds should learn to code, says computing pioneer

Early start would

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Theguardian.com: School exclusion 'linked to long-term mental health problems' – study

Theguardian.com: School exclusion 'linked to long-term mental health problems' – study

Pupil behaviour The Observer Research shows that exclusions can amplify pupils’ psychological distress and encourage behaviour it intends to punish Katie Jarvis as excluded pupil Mia in Fish Tank. Photograph: Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar Pupil behaviour The Observer School exclusion ‘linked to long-term mental health problems’

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Spectrumnews.org: Spheres of cells reveal which drugs can enter brains

Spectrumnews.org: Spheres of cells reveal which drugs can enter brains

Model behavior: Spheres that mimic the blood-brain barrier are wrapped in endothelial cells (green), which line blood vessels in the brain.

Courtesy of Choi-Fong Cho / Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School

A new method reveals which drugs can cross the cellular barrier that separates the brain from the

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