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Through my eyes: High functioning autism
May 24, 2019
'You don’t seem autistic' is something that I hear a lot. My name is Jonathan Rowland, and this is my experience of living with autism.
Mentoring future researchers: Advice and considerations.
May 9, 2019
Despite efforts to increase the diversity of academia, minority scholars continue to face significant barriers (e.g., higher financial burden, lack of institutional support for research interests, social isolation) that undermine their representation in the field and overall professional success. Re...
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Mentoring the next generation of behavioral health scientists to promote health equity.
May 9, 2019
Health inequities and disparities among various racial/ethnic minority, sexual minority, and rural populations are the focus of increasing national efforts. Three health problems disproportionately affecting these populations—HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and trauma—deserve particular atten...
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Mentoring Asian American scholars: Stereotypes and cultural values.
May 9, 2019
Students of color in higher education face myriad challenges that supersede the academic, including feelings of isolation, lack of belongingness, and overt discrimination that confer stress on top of their academic workload. One avenue to tackle these issues and reduce the negative outcomes associat...
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Research accountability groups and mentoring minutes: The M³ approach to promote public health infectious diseases research for diverse graduate students.
May 9, 2019
Efforts to recruit and retain public health researchers should include scholars that reflect the demographics of the United States. Innovative research mentoring programs that integrate one-to-one and small group learning experiences may result in improved engagement and research productivity among ...
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Levels of autism: Everything you need to know
May 3, 2019
Doctors can diagnose three different levels of autism, which vary in their severity. Getting the correct diagnosis can help ensure that a person receives the right treatment and support. Learn more here.
What is the GAPS diet? A complete overview
April 26, 2019
The GAPS diet aims to ‘cure’ psychological conditions such as autism and dyslexia by changing a person’s diet. We look at the evidence, uses, and controversies around this dietary intervention.
Researchers look at the link between gut bacteria and autism
April 11, 2019
New research looks at the effects of poor bacterial diversity in the gut in autism, suggesting a new treatment for gastrointestinal problems.
Upregulation of hippocampal extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)–2 induces antidepressant-like behavior in the rat forced swim test.
March 25, 2019
The hippocampus mediates responses to affect-related behavior in preclinical models of pharmacological antidepressant efficacy, such as the forced swim test. However, the molecular mechanisms that regulate escape-directed behavior in this preclinical model of despair are not well understood. Here, u...
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Amygdala and prefrontal cortex activity varies with individual differences in the emotional response to psychosocial stress.
March 25, 2019
Stress elicits a variety of psychophysiological responses that show large interindividual variability. Determining the neural mechanisms that mediate individual differences in the emotional response to stress would provide new insight that would have important implications for understanding stress-r...
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