Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Tishri 27, 5775

CONCORD, Mass. A recent study has found that sevelamer (Renagel®) is having a positive, long-term clinical and economic effect when used on hemodialysis patients. This study, undertaken by the Caro Research Institute in Concord, Mass., and published in Value in Health, examined the long-term consequences associated with one year of sevelamer use. According to Krista Huybrechts, who led the study,...
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Researchers with the University of Florida and the California Institute of Technology have developed a new strain of genetically modified mice that allow scientists to examine the potential usefulness of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. The development, reported in a recent edition of the journal PloS Medicine, has helped scientists evaluate the brain's ability to repair one of Alzheimer's hallmark...
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Itching for a bargain? Then try the Tel Aviv flea market
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
There's no telling what you might find in the lee of Tel Aviv's famous clock tower. The Israel Antiquities Authority struck cultural gold in their ongoing dig at the tower base - first up was a 61?2-foot cannon, apparently used by Napoleon on that fateful March 7, 1799, when he charged Jaffa's city walls. Beneath that was a 12th-century human...
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Industry about to create a new buzz in U.S.
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
The making, drinking and sharing of wine is an ancient Jewish tradition, a familiar family custom. As one of the world's oldest sources of wine, and with very good to excellent world-class products to promote, Israeli vintners may be getting closer to bringing more of their delicious appellations to U.S. markets. But, first, they must overcome several well-intentioned but limiting...
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Lauren Pound Somers, JE Feature
When a local woman needing some job-search assistance mentioned to Jerry Schneider that she had not filed her taxes for several years, he knew exactly the right tool to help her: The Benefit Bank. "This client told me she had filed her taxes in 2002, but not in 2000, 2001 or 2003," said Schneider, a job developer for the Jewish...
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