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  • California-Israeli companies form stem cell research agreement

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    California-Israel partnerships related to stem cell research are on the horizon after an agreement signed Dec. 9 between the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Israel’s Center for Research and Development, MATIMOP.

    Israel Consul General in Los Angeles David Siegel...

  • New ways to detect brain damage could be huge for NFL

    by Samantha Badgen, The Media Line

    3 weeks ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Football has come under increased scrutiny following findings that the contact sport has been causing serious brain trauma in players. Now, a team of researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev's (BGU) Brain...

  • ‘Sleepless in America’ reveals eye-opening truth about lack of sleep

    by Gerri Miller

    November 25, 2014 | 12:10 pm

    Can’t fall asleep? Not getting enough sleep? You’re not alone, and that sleep deprivation may be causing a lot more damage than you realize.

    Waking up earlier, going to bed later and getting far less sleep than our bodies require not only makes us tired and unable to function, it...

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  • AJWS expands focus on Ebola prevention, education

    by Aron Chilewich

    November 24, 2014 | 10:58 am

    When the magnitude of the Ebola crisis became clear in August, Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) and her team contacted the 10 Liberian organizations AJWS supports to ask whether the agencies would like to change course from other social service...

  • Ebola cases in the United States

    Reuters

    October 28, 2014 | 12:49 pm

    Nine cases of Ebola have been seen in the United States since the beginning of August. A Liberian man who died Oct. 8 in a Dallas, Texas, hospital was the first person diagnosed with the virus on U.S. soil.

    The latest case is a doctor in New York City who was diagnosed on Oct. 23...

  • All smiles, nurse infected by first U.S. Ebola patient is released

    by Tami Chappell, Reuters

    October 28, 2014 | 11:36 am

    The second of two American nurses who became infected with Ebola while treating a Liberian man who died of the disease in Texas was released from an Atlanta hospital on Tuesday having been declared free of the virus.

    "I'm so grateful to be well," a smiling Amber Vinson, 29, told...

  • Preparing for the worst: A Q&A with Cedars-Sinai’s director of epidemiology on Ebola

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    October 21, 2014 | 4:12 pm

    Ebola.

    The dreaded word is all over the news and causing a flurry of activity at hospitals across the nation as officials scramble to prepare for the possibility of new cases of the West African disease in the United States. So far, just three cases of Ebola have been diagnosed...

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