GAP YEAR advice please!!!

hello all!! I am just looking for any advice/guidance I can get. But my plan didn’t work out this year so I am planning on re-applying in 2021. My undergraduate GPA is 3.5 and science is 3.2. And I got 497 on MCAT. I am definitely going to retake the MCAT. I am trying to figure out how to best stay productive and use the next two years to my advantage to set my application apart. I currently work at a great company as a registered behavioral technician with children with autism. I am... GAP YEAR advice please!!!
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Publication date: August 2020Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Volume 76Author(s): Gemma Pastor-Cerezuela, Maria-Inmaculada Fernández-Andrés, Juan Carlos Tordera-Yllescas, Francisco González-Sala
Source: Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of DiseaseAuthor(s): Federica Gevi, Antonio Belardo, Lello Zolla
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Autism Spectrum Disorder;   High-functioning Autism;   Autism Intervention:   Behavioral: Skills for Adaptive Functioning through Executive training (SAFE; tentative title) Sponsor:   Seoul National University Hospital Completed
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Credit: u/USMCinUSABy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 5 2020 (IPS) Another episode of the spectacular show that could be called The Greatest Story Ever Told: The Saga of the Trump Presidency, scripted and acted by Trump himself, took place on 1st of June. As U.S. cities were scenes of demonstrations and looting, President Trump declared himself to be ”the president of law and order” and said he was going to dispatch ”thousands and thousands” of law enforcement personell to Washington, to stop the ”destruction of property”. Meanwhile, tear gas, rubber bullets, shields and horses were us...
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Previous research studies have assessed the relationship between attention to social information and peripheral (e.g., plasma and salivary) oxytocin (OT) levels in typically developing (TD) children and childr...
Source: Annals of General Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Primary research Source Type: research
ConclusionAmong other demographic, clinical, and functional capacity variables, increased ASD symptoms emerged as a significant predictor of poorer social relationships and may therefore represent a key factor in predicting real-world social functioning in schizophrenia.
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Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study points to modest and context-dependent transcriptional consequences ofMbd5 disruption in the brain. It also suggests a possible link betweenMBD5 and perturbations in ciliary function, which is an established pathogenic mechanism in developmental disorders and syndromes.
Source: Molecular Autism - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Gestational exposure to valproic acid (VPA) is known to cause behavioral deficits of sociability, matching similar alterations in human autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Available data are scarce on the neuromorphological changes in VPA-exposed animals. Here, we focused on alterations of the dopaminergic system, which is implicated in motivation and reward, with relevance to social cohesion. Whole brains from 7-day-old mice born to mothers given a single injection of VPA (400 mg/kg b.wt.) on E13.5 were immunostained against tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). They were scanned using the iDISCO method with a laser light-sheet microsco...
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PCDH19 (protocadherin-19) was first identified as a cause of epilepsy and intellectual disability in 2008 [1]. Pathogenic variants in PCDH19 are associated with a complex neurodevelopmental syndrome characterized by epilepsy with fever-related clusters, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and behavioral comorbidity [2]. The phenotypic spectrum related to PCDH19 is broadening to include patients with milder phenotype [3].
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