Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
With cold and flu season just around the corner, many invest significant time and dollars into taking measures to boost their immune systems and protect their health through the winter. Ironically, despite all these precautions, it's not uncommon for them to get sick anyway. However, Debra Lynn Dadd, one of the world's leading experts on chemical toxicity and author of...
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Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
Sigmund Freud's famous case histories are perhaps best known for the Oedipal issues involved and the suppressed sexuality the pioneering psychoanalyst said he found in all of his patients, some of which was revealed through interpreting their dreams. But psychiatrist Dr. Harold Blum, who is director of the Sigmund Freud Archives and the former editor in chief of the Journal...
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Alzheimer's conference brings together Israelis and Palestinians
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Diana Aydin, JE Feature
For the past three years, Mark Gluck, professor of neuroscience at Rutgers University-Newark, often spent nearly half of his weeks working for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Tuesdays and Thursdays were devoted to developing military robots -- the "R2-D2s for the future" -- and, in the past, he also worked for the Office of Naval Research "to help the...
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Penn physics professor to be honored at White House
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A once-in-a-lifetime honor has come to pre-eminent scientist and researcher Professor Emeritus Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, a University of Pennsylvania physicist, who will receive the 2007 National Medal of Science from President Bush at the White House next week. The award is in recognition of Ajzenberg-Selove's principal work: understanding light nuclei, the elements of stars. It is considered a global reference for...
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Using new "lab-on-a-chip" technology, James Landers, a University of Virginia professor of chemistry and mechanical engineering, and associate professor of pathology, hopes to create a handheld device that may eventually allow physicians, crime scene investigators, pharmacists, even the general public to quickly and inexpensively conduct DNA tests from almost anywhere, without the need for a complex and expensive central laboratory...
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