Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774

The hunt to find common genes that are associated with cancer is unlikely to be successful, say experts in a recent edition of the British Medical Journal. Huge resources are being invested in the search for common inherited genetic variants that increase susceptibility to cancer. One U.S. project, for example, will cost $14 million. But devoting a large research effort...
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Michael Trantas, JE Feature
Picture this: It's the weekend and you're on your way to the Jersey shore for some quiet time at the beach. On the way there, you pull out your cell phone, type a text message and send it to "Home" so the air-conditioning and lights are on when you get there. Then, you send a message to your other home...
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There's a reason frequent business travelers have earned the nickname "road warriors." Business travel can be stressful - dealing with increased airport security; being in a new city every week; feeling pressure to get the sale; having no time to eat right or exercise; spending restless, sleepless nights in noisy hotel rooms. But experienced men and women develop their own...
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Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Muslim extremism has moved to the forefront of American consciousness and U.S. foreign policy, forcing educators to step up the pace, and address the differences between Islam and Islamicism in the classroom. Scholar David Forte, who spoke to a group of teachers earlier this month at the American College in Bryn Mawr, diagnosed the...
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As a young girl, Marilyn Rosenthal Baltz really had no ties to Judaism. Her parents - Russian immigrants - owned a candy store in Kensington, where they worked seven days a week, and didn't belong to a synagogue. When she was in third grade, in the 1940s, someone told her about the Hebrew Sunday School Society - which sponsored sessions...
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