Saturday, January 24, 2015 Shevat 4, 5775

Researchers at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine have developed the first antibody that detects the only known cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS is a progressive and usually fatal neurological disorder that attacks the nerves and muscles. Currently, there is no known cure or effective treatment. The latest findings, published in the...
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A baggage-free journey? Really?
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
The morning before her trip to Aruba in July, Jacquelyn Bucelot-Mills woke up early, got dressed and added a few things to her leather carry-on bag. She drove from her home in Beacon, N.Y., to her mother's house in New City, where a limo picked her and her mother up hours before their 9 a.m. flight to Kennedy International Airport...
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It's back-to-school season, and college students everywhere are packing their bags. But whether you are choosing a major or about to graduate, it's important to know what to expect once you are out. College graduates remain in great demand. In fact, a recent job-outlook study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers finds that employers plan to hire 17.4...
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The Internal Revenue Service is reminding teachers and other educators to save all receipts and paperwork for out-of-pocket expenses incurred during the school year. Parents are reminded that tuition and fees may be deductible for qualified higher-education expenses. The Tax Relief and Health Care Act, enacted in December 2006, reinstated both deductions through the end of this year. As for...
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Pushing for reductions in fossil-fuel emissions and trying to reverse the global-warming trend nationally and throughout the world may make perfect sense, but what on earth do energy-policy goals have to do with Judaism? That question was posed to Rabbi Arthur Waskow -- who's written several books that examine how Judaism and the environment intersect -- after he'd delivered a...
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