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Collaboration on Autism and Food Intake

Will describes a recent collaboration with a neurologist, in which they studied food intake during pregnancy and analyzed its affects on the later onset of autism in baby mice. Exploring this connection is important, he observes, not only because it might enable the prevention of autism in humans, but also because “just knowing that diet is a very powerful influence on our biology” could affect people’s everyday dietary practices. Will notes that such collaborative work “gives you more inspiration for your own project.”

Comparing Candy and Cocaine

Matthew J. Will
Assistant Professor, Psychology
UM Columbia

By Brittany Barr