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April 2009

L.A. Times (April 15)

eyechartThe game plan for vision
According to a study in Nature Neuroscience last month, playing action video games improves contrast sensitivity function – the ability to differentiate shades of gray. University of Rochester and Tel Aviv University researchers suspected mental exercise also played a role. (Also Reported in: UPI)

UPI (April 9)

Wristbands Ease Nausea With Cancer Treatment
Cancer patients who wore acupressure wristbands had much less nausea while receiving radiation treatment, making the bands a safe, low-cost addition to anti-nausea medication, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers. (Also Reported in: Red Orbit, New Kerala, WebIndia123, Times of India, U.S. News & World Report, ABC News, Forbes, Business Week, MSN, L.A. Times)

Ben FoldsWall Street Journal (April 24)

Harmony 101
On a new album, Ben Folds features groups such as the University of Rochester Midnight Ramblers. (Also Reported in: The Hoya)

ABC News (April 29)

Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature
“This is something of concern [but] I think we should hold back on calling it a real threat,” said David Topham, co-director of the New York Influenza Center of Excellence, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center. “We always have to take these things seriously, but we have a very good system in place to respond.”

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (April 2)

The humanities prepare us for life
“I grew up with the Italian language in the home,” says Thomas DiPiero, a professor of French and the senior associate dean of humanities at the University of Rochester.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (April 4)

Dean of Simon business school makes $1M gift to UR
Mark Zupan
, dean of the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester, has made a $1 million endowment commitment to the school, UR said today. (Also Reported in: Rochester Business Journal, WHAM 1180 AM, WXXI, 13WHAM-TV, Finan­cial Times)