Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Kislev 3, 5775

Avian flu is in the air, but is its danger being overhyped?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With cases of Avian - the so-called "bird" flu - confirmed recently in wild birds in Turkey, Romania and Mongolia, health officials in the United States are taking necessary steps to educate citizens about the disease, while work toward creating a vaccine against the potentially deadly virus proceeds at a rapid pace. Avian flu - the H5N1 strain of influenza...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient ports in the entire world, just isn't the same anymore. Of course, the stunning azure Mediterranean kisses the white sand, just as it always has. And the lush palm trees gracing the skyline weren't planted yesterday. But Old Jaffa - the jewel of Israel - is all-new, ready to assert itself as a...
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Money Maven
By:
Craig G. Langweiler
I've heard about a new Roth 401(k) account. Could you please explain the details, and who is eligible? Beginning on Jan. 1, 2006, a 401(k) plan will be able to offer a Roth feature with the same basic attributes as the current Roth IRA. But in the new 401(k) version, anyone - regardless of annual income - will be able...
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Synagogue starts screening to save jazz musician
By:
Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Because of their family's history, Michael Brecker's sister immediately became alarmed. "Our mother had died from a disease known as multiple myeloma, a bone-marrow disease that affects your skeleton and causes bones to break easily," explains Emily Brecker-Greenberg. "So when Michael fractured one of his vertebrae, I feared the worst." All too soon, his sister's fears were realized. Although Brecker...
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In a recent issue of the journal Oncogene, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute describe a molecular mechanism that appears to make malignant brain tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy after they have been treated with the dendritic cell vaccine. This finding builds on several studies recently published by the research team. In 2003, they reported that a...
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