Samples of biological material – including blood, tissue removed during surgery on patients and urine – are being stored in a unique research “Bio-Bank” to benefit residents of the Negev in the south of Israel.
Ben Gurion University
Israeli researchers and even ndergraduates are working hard to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone and Lou Gehrig’s disease for the New York Yankee baseball hero who was felled 12 days before his 38th birthday by the debilitating and fatal neurodegenerative disorder.
After the Children of Israel were delivered from the hands of the ancient Egyptians at the Sea of Reeds and complained that the water was too bitter to drink, the prophet Moshe threw a piece of wood into it, making it sweet. Today, there is a cornucopia of sugar, honey, corn and date syrup and… Read more »
The Holy Land has had five years in a row of drought. While a bit more rainfall is predicted by meteorologists this winter – rain does not fall here in the late spring or summer – the deficit has put the Sea of Galilee in its worst condition in hundreds of years, if not more…. Read more »
Religions do not regard gluttony (from the Latin word for “gulping down”) as a virtue. According to the list compiled by the great Middle Ages Jewish scholar and physician Maimonides (the Rambam), of the 613 commandments that Jews must observe, excessive eating or drinking is prohibited (and is listed as #169). In Christianity too, overindulgence at the dinner table is regarded as a transgression and even one of the Seven Deadly Sins.