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Karin Kloosterman

  • Baby Boys Are Troublesome, Israeli Study Finds

    April 9, 2009 | 12:49 am

    It may sound like an old wives’ tale, but Israeli medical researchers have discovered that the age-old stories about boys being more trouble are true — at least when they are in the womb.

    Based on data from more than 66,000 women who gave birth at Israel’s Rabin Medical...

  • Researchers stop biological clock during chemo

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Girls as young as 14 who are exposed to chemotherapy for treating breast cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and other non-malignant diseases such as lupus, put their reproductive system at risk. The chemotherapy can trigger premature menopause and leave women infertile.

    New research by an...

  • Israel’s EcoOcean charts deep ‘green’ seas

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Scientists once thought that most of our planet's oxygen is produced in the heart of lush jungles and rainforests. Not so, says Michael Rosenfeld, program coordinator and scientist at EcoOcean -- an Israeli nonprofit organization that built and funds a unique seafaring vessel that...
  • Israeli photo application promises more beautiful you

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If the camera could lie, would you let it?

    Three Israeli computer scientists from Tel Aviv University have developed the ultimate enhancement tool for retouching digital images. Called the Beauty Function, their program scans an image of your face, studies it and produces a...

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  • A Reason to Give a Hoot

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    City mouse, look out! A researcher on the other side of the globe thinks he can end Los Angeles' rodent problem for good -- by putting barn owls to work.

    Israeli ornithologist Yossi Leshem says owls operate more safely and effectively than spraying poisons, which contaminate...

  • ‘Mothers’ Offer SOS for Abused Children

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Yael Friedman, a 53-year-old single mother, lives in the Israeli village of Arad with her 10 children. But she's not a typical single mother by any measure. For one thing, she gave birth to none of those children. Friedman works as a professional mother in a community that matches...

  • L.A. Visit Excites Shoah Survivors

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    For Israeli Shifra Fyne, 83, this week’s journey to Los Angeles will be her first time leaving Israel in 56 years, and her first trip ever on an airplane.
    Yehuda Goldstein is making the same trip. He hopes to reconnect with John Gordon, an L.A. resident he met last year in...

  • L.A. Visit Excites Shoah Survivors

    April 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    For Israeli Shifra Fyne, 83, this week’s journey to Los Angeles will be her first time leaving Israel in 56 years, and her first trip ever on an airplane.
    Yehuda Goldstein is making the same trip. He hopes to reconnect with John Gordon, an L.A. resident he met last year in...

  • L.A. Brigade Helps Israel Fight Hunger

    November 11, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Rachel Bamberger Chalkovsky doesn't need statistics to know about poverty in Israel.

    Affectionately known as "Bambi," the retired head midwife of Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Hospital can tell heart-wrenching tales of women who gave birth wearing tattered undergarments and shoes, and...

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