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  • Jewish movement disorders and genetics

    October 21, 2014 | 8:17 am

    As I was sitting (and standing) in a synagogue over the holidays I let my mind wander, as I often do under similar circumstances, and tried to answer the eternal question: If God designated the Jews as the “Chosen People” why did he/she also referred to them as the “stiff-necked...
  • Is there a link between Parkinson’s and Ashkenazi Jews?

    April 2, 2014 | 12:48 pm

    It’s no secret that harmful mutations to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which increase a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer, are more common among those of Ashkenazic descent. Now researchers are investigating another gene mutation with links to Jews descending from Eastern...

  • Writing can diagnose Parkinson’s

    October 30, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    A new Israeli study comparing the handwriting of healthy people to those with Parkinson’s disease holds out the promise of providing a simple diagnostic tool at the earliest stages of the progressive disorder caused by the death of nerve cells in the brain’s muscle-movement control...

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