Thursday, April 24, 2014 Nisan 24, 5774
Does size matter? Maybe, when comparing men's and women's brains
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Frank Rosci Jewish Exponent Feature "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," the film phenomenon that caused laugh riots and ample measures of controversy among millions of moviegoers, with British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, turned the world on its stunned ear with a barrage of tongue-in-cheek, foot-in-mouth verbal assaults against a...
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Heart surgeons don't have to choose between taking a coronary-bypass patient off the popular anti-clotting drug clopidogrel (Plavix) after off-pump heart bypass surgery or having the patient bleed excessively in the days following surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Jefferson Medical College. The study, presented recently at the American College of Cardiology's 56th annual scientific session, found...
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Sally Friedman, JE Feature
Ordinarily, the relationship between a patient and a nurse is medically vital -- but finite. Ordinarily, it exists while the patient is hospitalized and in need. But Robin Cohen is no ordinary nurse, and her patient, the late Sandy Rollman, was no average patient. The bond that developed between these two women was nothing short of extraordinary, and its lasting...
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Author examines why hereditary diseases persist
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When just 15 years old, he noticed that his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor suffering from Alzheimer's disease, seemed to feel better after giving blood. He had a nagging feeling that somehow the two were linked, and so the young boy went to his grandfather's doctors to voice his suspicions. But he was turned away. They told him to go home,...
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Andrea Anderson, JE Feature
Two British scientists seeking permission to create cloned human embryos using cow eggs have renewed an old debate about these "chimeras," which may offer a new embryonic stem-cell source for research, but are also a source of controversy. Stephen Minger, director of the Stem Cell Biology Lab at King's College London, and Lyle Armstrong, a researcher at the North East...
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