Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775

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Mention the contentious issues of stem cells or cloning at a meeting of a Jewish communal organization that frequently weighs in on some of the more political topics of the day and you're likely to stir up a hornet's nest. Indeed, according to University of Pennsylvania bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe, these two subjects have managed to replace abortion as "the...
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Andrew Lasner, JE Feature
The negotiation haggling is over, the inspection is history, and the nail-biting settlement period has closed. Now comes the tough part - moving! Research tells us that moving is usually one of the most stressful events in a person's life, ranked as high as the death of a loved one or divorce. No matter how old you are, moving is...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Amazingly, Thanksgiving is here, and the year is almost over. Somehow, when we became distracted by the day-to-day details of our busy lives, we missed the year going by. It's one of the poignant ironies of life that the more precious we realize time is, the more quickly it passes us by. We were also distracted by the news -...
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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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