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May 2010

USA Today ( May 19)

Special diet doesn’t help kids with autism in small study

“Subsequent studies have not confirmed this to be true,” says Susan Hyman, a University of Rochester pediatrician who led the new study, which she’ll report at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Philadelphia. Still, many parents and teachers say they’ve seen improvement when children with autism stop eating these foods. But, Hyman says, behavioral therapy, not their diets, might deserve credit. (Also Reported in: Time, CNN, Reuters, CNBC, Fox, Psychology Today, MSNBC, ABC News, Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, San Francisco Chronicle, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, UPI, Chicago Sun-Times, and others) (May 14)

Conversation: Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves…and Screen

Robin Hood“On the prequel issue, I think that all Robin Hood movies have to do this little trick in which they need to explain to us how it is we can idealize an outlaw, make him into a noble hero,” says Thomas Hahn, professor of Eng­lish at the University of Rochester and Robin Hood scholar.

ABC News (May 12)

Robin Hood’s Appeal Tested Again At Cannes

“America more or less hijacked Robin Hood at that point,” says Thomas Hahn, a professor of English at the University of Rochester and Robin Hood scholar. “The movie took a local English folk hero and turned him into an international icon of popular culture.” (Also Reported in: ABC News, Yahoo!News, WOUB, Hollywood Reporter, and others)

BusinessWeek (May 30)

chinese map of acupuncture sitesAcupuncture May Trigger Natural Painkiller

“Acupuncture has been a mainstay of medical treatment in certain parts of the world for 4,000 years, but because it has not been understood completely, many people have remained skeptical,” lead author Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the Center for Translational Neuromedicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center, said in a news release. (Also Reported in: Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Discovery News, U.S. News & World Report, BBC News, Yahoo! News, Independent, Guardian, YNN, Lon­don Daily Telegraph, Syracuse Post-Standard, and others)