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September 2011

U.S. News & World Report (September 15)


Drinking Patterns Affect Heart Health, Mouse Study Finds

But the researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York found the opposite holds true for those who drink moderately on a regular basis. The study, performed in mice, revealed that drinking about two drinks every day may actually decrease the risk for heart disease. “People need to consider not only how much alcohol they drink, but the way in which they are drinking it,” lead study author John Cullen, research associate professor in the university’s department of surgery, said in a university news release. “Research shows that people have yet to be convinced of the dangers of binge drinking to their health; we’re hoping our work changes that.”  (Also reported in: MSN, Yahoo!, Newsday, Huffington Post, UPI, Daily Mirror)

CNBC (September 22)

Advisers urge FDA to address antipsychotics in kids

“There is serious concern that children may be at a higher risk for serious adverse effects and we just don’t have sufficient data to answer that question,” said Dr. Jonathan Mink, a child neurology expert from the University of Rochester Medical Center.  (Also reported in: Chicago Tribune, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, and others)

Wall Street Journal (September 17)

Republicans Seize on Waning Campus Obamamania

The group’s ads are edgy and catchy – and a good start, says political scientist Richard Niemi. “Throwing back a candidate’s words at him or her is a tried-and-true method,” says Niemi, a professor at the University of Rochester in New York. “But you’ve got to have the candidate to go with it.”  (Also reported in: ABC News, NPR, MSNBC, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Boston Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Palm Beach Post, Juneau Empire, Bangor Daily News)

PBS (September 2)

From New York State to Nagaland, Art, Film and Hospitality Are Common Bonds

Spurred by curiosity, Heather Layton and Brian Bailey set off from Rochester, NY., last December to visit a place around the world about which they knew almost nothing. During their stay, Layton, an artist and lecturer at the University of Rochester (where she teaches drawing, painting and performance art), and Bailey, a professor of adolescent education at Nazareth College who specializes in youth media, arranged a contemporary painting show, attended the region’s major cultural festival and mounted a screening of films by both emerging New York and Naga filmmakers.