Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774

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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Some moments in life stop your heart, and are burned into your memory forever. Such is the case with Sheila and Ron Schwartz, who remember Father's Day 2004 as a black-letter day - a day when an ailing Sheila Schwartz discovered she had pancreatic cancer. "We were informed that removal of the tumor is the only known medical cure for...
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Corvallis, Ore., JE Feature
A compound found in hops and the main product they're used in - beer - has gained interest as a micronutrient that might help prevent numerous types of cancer. Researchers at Oregon State University first discovered the cancer-related properties of this flavonoid compound called xanthohumol about a decade ago. A recent publication by an OSU researcher in the journal Phytochemistry...
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CONCORD, Mass. A recent study has found that sevelamer (Renagel®) is having a positive, long-term clinical and economic effect when used on hemodialysis patients. This study, undertaken by the Caro Research Institute in Concord, Mass., and published in Value in Health, examined the long-term consequences associated with one year of sevelamer use. According to Krista Huybrechts, who led the study,...
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Researchers with the University of Florida and the California Institute of Technology have developed a new strain of genetically modified mice that allow scientists to examine the potential usefulness of new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. The development, reported in a recent edition of the journal PloS Medicine, has helped scientists evaluate the brain's ability to repair one of Alzheimer's hallmark...
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Itching for a bargain? Then try the Tel Aviv flea market
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
There's no telling what you might find in the lee of Tel Aviv's famous clock tower. The Israel Antiquities Authority struck cultural gold in their ongoing dig at the tower base - first up was a 61?2-foot cannon, apparently used by Napoleon on that fateful March 7, 1799, when he charged Jaffa's city walls. Beneath that was a 12th-century human...
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