Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
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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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Remember the musical "Hair," and its title song that had actors singing, "Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair/Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen/ Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer … " Well, those happy words may have rung true for most of us, too, once upon a time. (Not the length, perhaps, but surely...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
There are those who put little stock in miracles, but the good people who operate Developmental Enterprises Corporation, with administrative headquarters in Norristown, not only place great faith in them, they know it takes a miracle each and every day to enable the organization to proceed with its enormously challenging but life-affirming, life-changing work - and especially to succeed at...
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You wouldn't expect paper to be a major source of pollution; after all, it's made from wood, which in nature breaks down into tiny components that re-enter the plant growth cycle. Yet without proper dampness and other conditions that are often missing in garbage dumps, paper fails to decompose for dozens of years. As a result, billions of tons of...
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By wearing a unique weighted back-support device and participating in a special exercise program, women over age 60 with osteoporosis-caused curvature of the spine improved their balance and also experienced diminished back pain, giving researchers at the Mayo Clinic a promising therapy to reduce falls among this population. Falls present a serious risk of injury in the older population. They...
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