On the Record

“This study adds to a large body of evidence indicating that early thimerosal exposure through vaccination does not cause autism.”

—Geraldine Dawson, PhD, chief science officer for Autism Speaks, on new research that offers more reassurance to parents who worry that vaccination raises their children’s risk for autism. (Dawson was not involved with the research.)
USA Today, Sept. 19.

“Women are basically getting snapped up because the guys want to get her before somebody else does.”

—University of Michigan evolutionary psychologist Daniel Kruger, PhD, on his finding that in places where single women are rare, women marry earlier.
LiveScience, Sept. 17

“Research has shown that you don’t have to practice under as much stress as you’re going to actually feel. Just a little bit, mild stress maybe, is enough to get people used to what’s going to come their way when the pressure is on.”

—Sian Beilock, PhD, assistant professor at the University of Chicago
U.S. News and World Report, Sept. 21