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Radiation therapy that works for children

by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

22 hours ago

MercyBeam radiation therapy targets tumors more precisely than traditional radiation and can be tolerated by children under 3. Image via Shutterstock.com

An Israeli industrial engineer, who spent months in the hospital following a paragliding accident, saw the limitations of X-ray technology and vowed to make it better.

After developing a... read full article

  • The Jewish connection to stem cell research

    by Michelle Chernak

    1 week ago

    More than a decade ago, Silviu Itescu and Michael Schuster were conducting research in a laboratory at Columbia University and made a discovery involving a type of human stem cell that could be used to treat rats during a heart attack. 

    The revolutionary finding demonstrated the...

  • Giving your leftovers to charity

    By Elyse Glickman

    2 weeks ago

    Anybody who has grown up in a Jewish home and attended key family functions, from bar mitzvahs to weddings, knows that the food served during celebration is the life of the party.  

    It’s comforting to know, though, that meals created to celebrate life also can help sustain it for...

  • Local groups receive volunteers to aid Holocaust survivors

    by Nuria Mathog

    3 weeks ago

    A new partnership between national and Jewish service organizations will connect volunteers with Holocaust survivors beginning in September in several major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles. 

    Through an initiative between the Corporation for National & Community Service, Jewish...

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  • ‘Baby boomerangers’ head back to Israel

    by Dave Bender

    July 2, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    As Israel hosted more than 3.5 million tourists in 2013 — a record-breaking benchmark that included over 600,000 Americans — program operators and attendees have noticed a new niche demographic gaining interest in seeing the Holy Land.

    Call them “baby boomerangers,” Jews in...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The deer threat and an electric solution

    by Ben Harris, JTA

    June 27, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Countless anxieties attended the planning for my first season farming. Losing my entire crop to deer was not among them.

    Neither of the Northeastern farms where I had worked previously worried much about these herbivores. One farm was large and could keep losses from deer to a...

  • 15 amazing discounts for seniors in Los Angeles

    by Cora Markowitz

    June 25, 2014 | 4:34 pm

    What’s the best part about getting older? Discounts! It’s like being a kid again — no adult prices to hold you back from having a good time. With savings on everything from museums to restaurants to movie theaters, it’s easy to go out on the town and take advantage of the perks of...

  • Retired, but not from good deeds

    by Cora Markowitz

    June 25, 2014 | 4:10 pm

    Retirement hasn’t stopped Sharon Mayer from working, and she’s not alone. The Sherman Oaks resident is part of a growing number of seniors out in force to volunteer with the regularity of a job. 

    Nationally, the numbers are significant: The Corporation for National and Community...

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