Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Tishri 28, 5775

By:
Sally Friedman, JF Feature
It's difficult for Dr. Daniel Bogen to describe what he was feeling about his Jewish heritage until recently. "Disconnected" is a word that seems applicable. "Curious" also applies. "There was a part of me that I just didn't know," said this soft-spoken, thoughtful M.D./Ph.D., who is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Growing...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
There must be a reason why half of our parent's marriages ended in divorce. Over the years, I've come up with two theories I hope will help my generation. The fact that singles (on average) are getting married older allows for more time to develop as individuals before tying the knot. This should hopefully result in lowering the divorce rate...
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Author examines why hereditary diseases persist
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When just 15 years old, he noticed that his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor suffering from Alzheimer's disease, seemed to feel better after giving blood. He had a nagging feeling that somehow the two were linked, and so the young boy went to his grandfather's doctors to voice his suspicions. But he was turned away. They told him to go home,...
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Andrea Anderson, JE Feature
Two British scientists seeking permission to create cloned human embryos using cow eggs have renewed an old debate about these "chimeras," which may offer a new embryonic stem-cell source for research, but are also a source of controversy. Stephen Minger, director of the Stem Cell Biology Lab at King's College London, and Lyle Armstrong, a researcher at the North East...
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Scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Cambridge for the first time have determined how a plant hormone -- auxin -- interacts with its hormone receptor called TIR1. Their report, on the cover of a recent issue of Nature, may go beyond implications for plant life; it also may have important...
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