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NOTE: The University of Rochester news clips report will be taking a break over the holidays. Look for the next report early in February 2007.

About Research and Faculty

BBC News (November 30)

Chemo Drugs 'Destroy Brain Cells'

Drugs used to destroy cancer cells may actually be more harmful to healthy cells in the brain, research suggests. A team from New York's University of Rochester found several types of key brain cell were highly vulnerable to the drugs. . . . Lead researcher Mark Noble said: "This is the ?rst study that puts chemo brain on a sound scientific footing, in terms of neurobiology and cellular biology." (Also reported by Forbes, MSNBC, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, USA Today, Guardian [U.K.], and many others.)

Los Angeles Times (November 13)

A Foot Hold That Spurs Healing

The study, led by Benedict DiGiovanni, an orthopedic surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Rochester, tested a new exercise specifically designed to stretch the plantar fascia. DiGiovanni theorized that it might be more effective than the Achilles tendon stretch—a common exercise for the injury. (Also reported by Washington Post, Forbes, Voice of America, and many others.)

ABC News (November 6)

Belly Fat in Kids on the Rise

Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004, according to data from a large national study published in the current issue of Pediatrics. University of Rochester researchers say that abdominal fat is a better predictor of future heart disease and diabetes than the typical body mass index (BMI) measurement. (Also reported by MSNBC, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Fox News, Reuters, Toronto Daily News, Daily Telegraph [Australia], Vancouver Sun, and others.)

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The Chronicle of Higher Education (November 24)

Two Fans Refine the Art of Rooting

student reading poetry at football game

Two students have refined the art of rooting at collegiate sporting events. Carl Adair '07 substitutes epic poetry readings for colorful commentary at University of Rochester football games. (Also reported by Democrat and Chronicle.)

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