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February 2013

NBC News (February 19)

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth

pink and blue brainsMen are from Mars and women are from Venus? Think again. New research suggests that black-and-white thinking about what makes a man and what makes a woman is off-base.

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BBC (February 7)

Cells forged from skin cells show promise in treating MS

It may be possible to use a patient's own skin to repair the damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), which is currently incurable, say researchers. A team of scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center used advances in stem-cell research to attempt to repair the myelin.

(Also reported In: The Independent, Wall Street Journal, Science Daily, Yahoo! News)

The Wall Street Journal (February 11)

Small Acts, Big Love

Since 2009, Dr. Reis has been studying 175 newlywed couples from around the U.S., asking how they show their spouses compassion. His findings, not yet published, indicate that people who discover ways to regularly show their spouses this kind of love are happier in their marriages.

Oncology and Biotech News (February 14)

Age, Race, and Aggressive Prostate Cancer

In their population-based study, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center determined that elderly men account for approximately 40% of all cases of high-risk, PSA-detected prostate cancer and are 9.4 times more likely than men under the age of 50 to be high risk. African-American men of any age are more likely than white men to have high-risk disease.

(Also reported In: The Oncology Report, Renal & Urology News)

The New York Times Magazine (February 6)

Why Can Some Kids Handle Pressure While Others Fall Apart?

A similar mental shift can also help students in test-taking situations. Jeremy Jamieson, assistant professor of social psychology at the University of Rochester, has done a series of experiments that reveal how the labeling of stress affects performance on academic testing.

USA Today (February 7)

Study links PTSD to Hidden Brain Injuries

But in a study of 52 combat veterans funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, scientists using a new, more sensitive MRI scan found brain lesions in service members who were exposed to a blast, but who had not reported any of the classic symptoms.

(Also reported In: Army Times)

Rochester Business Journal (February 22)

NASA scientist works with UR researchers

A visit from a Nobel Prize-winning NASA scientist last week is helping throw light on work researchers at the University of Rochester are doing to look farther into space than previously possible.

NPR (February 12)

Folic Acid For Pregnant Mothers Cuts Kids' Autism Risk

A common vitamin supplement appears to dramatically reduce a woman's risk of having a child with autism. "This study is reassuring that folic acid supplementation not only is safe but actually decreases the rate of autism," says Susan Hyman, a professor of pediatrics at the Golisano Children's Hospital at the University of Rochester.