Monday, March 2, 2015 AdarI 11, 5775
Merion researcher finds life-saving antibodies through dolphin studies
By:
Eve Glickman | JE Feature
The surprises that come along with classroom experiments and scientific observations often prompt kids and teenagers to consider careers in medicine or biology.
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By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
Shortly after the birth of her second son, Matthew, Abbey Shuster was reassured by well-intentioned friends and family that any abnormality she observed in his behavior -- such as erratic body movement -- was a passing thing. Abbey's maternal intuition got the better of her, however; those instincts, combined with determination, led Abbey and husband, Stephen, to get a definitive...
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DNR and its life/death arguments persist
By:
Diane McManus, JE Feature
It seemed as if the patient would die. Awaiting a heart transplant, he developed an infection and was in a drug-induced coma, on a ventilator. He went into cardiac arrest, received CPR and was stabilized. Even so, his fate appeared dire. Yet, a year later, the doctor, expecting to find the same patient in that same gray territory between life...
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Rachel Vigoda, JE Feature
When Chad Gordon was a third-year medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine back in 2001, he sent a letter to every plastic surgery department in the country asking if he could come spend a few months doing research. Only two responded. One, at UCLA, turned him down. Fortunately for Gordon, the other was at Massachusetts General, the hospital...
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Philly and Israel go to bat to battle Lou Gehrig's disease
By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
As the 2011 baseball season speeds toward its conclusion, thoughts often turn to past seasons and baseball greats. Though the legendary Lou Gehrig was a New York Yankee, his ultimate legacy is a continued awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, the ultimately fatal nerve disease which affects and disrupts voluntary muscle control) that cut his life short -- and a...
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