Sunday, August 2, 2015 Av 17, 5775

Scientists collaborating at Cornell University in Ithaca and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City have identified a panel of 23 protein biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid that acts as a neurochemical "fingerprint," which doctors might use someday to identify patients living with Alzheimer's disease. The research is published in the online edition of the journal Annals of Neurology. Right...
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Rita Bryan, JE Feature
All of us make New Year's resolutions; often, they are health- and fitness-oriented. We take note of our physical appearance and health, and decide that "this year" is the year we're going to make "the commitment" to make a change. You may decide to try to shed some excess weight and lose some inches, or that you're going to start...
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When it comes to early U.S. settlements, Virginia rocks more than Plymouth
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Aaron Dalton, JE Feature
For Jews, the American founding story of Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims is somewhat of a mixed bag. On the one hand, we can relate deeply with the story of a people who fled religious oppression in the search for freedom -- and a nice turkey dinner with cranberries on the side. On the other hand, it is something of...
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After the Abington Friends School basketball team plays its final game of the season in February, many of the players will have to find something else to do in their off-time. But not 17-year-old junior Bryan Cohen, who will actually be looking ahead to much more basketball. Cohen will eventually be moving on to a summer-long season with the Huntington...
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Are we overprotecting our kids from those dirty, rotten bugs?
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
When Dr. Harley Rotbart graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1979, his father was overcome with emotion. At the graduation reception, where he came to congratulate his son, both father and son dropped to their knees and began crying, Rotbart recalled. It was a moment of liberation for his father, an Auschwitz survivor who lost most of his family...
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