Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774
Philly-based group sets drive for more donors
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A focused push to educate people about human tissue donation and garner greater contributions of donor tissue has become the most recent initiative of the National Disease Research Interchange. The Philadelphia-based, nonprofit NDRI -- through its National Resource Center -- works to advance the procurement, preservation and distribution of human cells, tissues and organs for research and transplant. "There is...
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Symposium works to foster awareness of cancer treatment through the arts
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Boston-based writer Alice Hoffman was an established, best-selling author long before two kinds of breast cancer struck in July 1998. But as a cancer survivor, she turned the adversity of the disease into an even more successful career -- emerging from her fight for life more purposeful and more passionate. In her latest book -- Hoffman's novels are known widely...
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Every kid knows that moms have "eyes in the back of their heads." Indeed, human beings are adept at fixing their gaze on one object while independently directing attention to others. Salk Institute neurobiologists are beginning to tease apart the complex brain networks that enable humans and other higher mammals to achieve this feat. In a study published in last...
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Chupah-bound this Saturday night? How lucky!
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
What's in a number? Well, if the number is "777" -- as in July 7, 2007 -- then perhaps a whole lot of luck. To those who believe in the power of the lucky seven, it may also be the right date to marry (after all, it falls on a Saturday night), schedule an important activity, pursue a compelling interest...
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Each of two architects pursuing a Ph.D. at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has devised a low-tech way to collect dew from the air and turn it into fresh water. Their invention recently won an international competition seeking to make clean, safe water available to millions around the world. The brainchild of Technion Architecture and Building Planning graduate students Joseph...
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