Sunday, December 28, 2014 Tevet 6, 5775
You wouldn't expect paper to be a major source of pollution; after all, it's made from wood, which in nature breaks down into tiny components that re-enter the plant growth cycle. Yet without proper dampness and other conditions that are often missing in garbage dumps, paper fails to decompose for dozens of years. As a result, billions of tons of...
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By wearing a unique weighted back-support device and participating in a special exercise program, women over age 60 with osteoporosis-caused curvature of the spine improved their balance and also experienced diminished back pain, giving researchers at the Mayo Clinic a promising therapy to reduce falls among this population. Falls present a serious risk of injury in the older population. They...
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Conference plays host to Israeli entrepreneurs
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Biotechnology - the marriage of biology and technology - is booming. And Israeli biotech companies are major players on the world stage. At Bio 2005, the world's largest biotechnology gathering, sponsored annually by the Biotechnology Industry Organization, in Washington, D.C., and held this year at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, more than 60 Israeli companies were in attendance. Overall,...
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Two studies in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine draw attention to the newly recognized association between sleep disorders and heart trouble. The relevance of these studies to patients with sleep apnea is discussed in an accompanying editorial by Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist. The first study, on the use of continuous positive...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As a 19-year-old at Penn State University, Roger Schwab could bench press 360 pounds, even though that was double his body weight. He eventually put his strength on display at a weight-lifting competition; his performance drew members of the football team who wanted to know how to add muscle and size to their bodies. So Schwab became the team's unofficial...
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