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It is a sad intersection of ableism and transphobia that trans and gender-nonconforming people who are autistic, mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or in any way neuro-divergent or disabled, will often have their gender identities invalidated due to their diagnosis.
The flawed idea is that they are too *disabled* to know what their true gender is as well as their caretakers or the neurotypical people around them do.
On this blog, we accept and support the stated gender of all, including and especially neuro-divergent and disabled trans people!
Men and women are puzzled by everything I do
Doctors use different terminologies to describe me
I just wonder
The thoughts are bigger than I can express
Every move that I make shows how trapped I feel
Under the continuous flow of happenings
The effect of a cause becomes the cause of another effect
And I wonder
I think about the times when I change the environment around me
With the help of my imagination
I can go places that do not exist
And they are like beautiful dreams.
But it is a world full of improbabilities
Racing toward uncertainty
IBM will make the service available through the cloud. Some researchers and scientists have already been using Watson Discovery Advisor to sift through the sludge of scientific papers published daily.
Johnson & Johnson is teaching the system to read and understand trial outcomes published in journals to speed up studies of effectiveness of drugs.
Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company is working with Watson to identify alternate uses for existing drugs.
"On average, a scientist might read between one and five research papers on a good day,” said Dr. Olivier Lichtarge, investigator and professor of molecular and human genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology at Baylor College of Medicine.
He used Watson to automatically analyze 70,000 articles on a particular protein, a process which could have taken him nearly 38 years.
“Watson has demonstrated the potential to accelerate the rate and the quality of breakthrough discoveries,” he said.
Shedding new light on brain function in autism, a new study suggests that there is an oversupply of synapses in at least some parts of the brains of children with autism, and that the brain’s ability to thin out the number of synapses is compromised. The finding provides clues to how autism develops from childhood on, and might help explain some symptoms like oversensitivity to noise or social experiences, as well as why many people with autism also have epileptic seizures. The researchers, from Columbia University Medical Center, looked closely at an area of the brain’s temporal lobe involved in social behavior and communication. Sulzer’s team also found biomarkers and proteins in the brains with autism reflecting malfunctions in the system of clearing out old and degraded cells, a process called autophagy.