Israeli Arab researcher at Weizmann Institute is helping to unlock the ‘magic’ of embryonic stem cells.
Jacob Hanna is a medical doctor and an assistant professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel whose team of scientists discovered a foolproof way of recreating embryonic stem cells in a laboratory.
How DNA testing can reveal Jewish ancestry and shed light on the Zionist narrative.
When Noah Slepkov started using online genealogical tools to build a family tree, little did he know that his personal exploration might have significant implications for all of the Jewish people — including those not even aware of their Jewish roots.
Howard Bressler’s book on coping with cancer advises patients to embrace humor, normalcy and life.
Jewish Week Correspondent
During the long, often distressing month in which Howard Bressler was confined to a hospital, anyone calling his room while he was asleep, elsewhere in the hospital or otherwise preoccupied heard a voice message modeled after the one on Moviefone.com:
“Hello, and welcome to cancer phone,” it began. “If you know the name of the cancer you would like to hear about, press 1. To choose from a list of current cancers, press 2. To find out which cancers are prevalent in your area, press 3. If you want to leave a message for Howard, please start speaking after the tone. Have a great day, and remember, bald is beautiful.”
Diagnostic screening tool that looks at immune system has its R&D center in Jerusalem.
Jerusalem —Tamar, an Israeli woman in her early 50s, is at high risk for breast cancer, but the very dense tissue in her breasts prevents the most widely used tests — mammograms and ultrasounds — from offering a definitive “all-clear.”
Palliative care: not just for end-of-life situations.
Russell K. Portenoy
Special To The Jewish Week
During the past 50 years, the U.S. has led an international movement in palliative care, dedicated to improving the lives of patients with painful or debilitating illnesses such as heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), cancer, HIV/AIDS, cirrhosis, kidney disease and degenerative nervous system diseases like dementia.
Yet many Americans are either unfamiliar with the term “palliative care” or think it’s only part of end-of-life care.
Director of Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center program stresses treatment not done in isolation.
Editor and Publisher
When Carol Levin first encountered Dr. Igor Galynker, a prominent psychiatrist in New York, several years ago to discuss her adult son’s ongoing mental health issues, she was uncomfortable with the doctor’s analysis. He had said that her son had been misdiagnosed and was taking the wrong medication.
Levin and her family sought treatment elsewhere for her son, who has bipolar disorder.
Jewish women have embraced reproductive technology, but some within the community say risks and ethics are given short shrift.
‘Give me children or I shall die,” said Rachel to her husband Jacob, speaking for many women of the Bible who struggled to have children, and figured out how to do it. [Genesis 30:1]
Rachel ordered Jacob to sleep with her servant; Sarah did likewise to Abraham. Tamar became pregnant by pretending to be a prostitute. And Hannah promised her son to the priesthood, if only God would give her one.
In bid to reinvent elder care, Jewish Home Lifecare’s new Living Center is ‘cross between kibbutz, commune and college dorm.’
Ten thousand Americans turn 65 every day, and will continue to do so for the next 19 years, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. By 2030 in New York City, one in five residents will be over 65.