With the sorely inadequate supply of donated human organs – from kidneys to livers and lungs to hearts – available in Israel, scientists here have invested years of research into producing artificial tissue for transplant. But until the technique can proceed, a way must be found to create effective arteries, veins and capillaries to supply blood to the artificial tissue.
In fact, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem together will colleagues at the University of Chicago and the University of California at Los Angeles have found that if you’re asking for an end-of-year salary hike or bonus, it will be more forthcoming if he or she is NOT your friend. Nepotism is a no-no, at least if it becomes public knowledge.
For most people, cancer is a very scary word. And acute myeloid leukemia (AML) – one of the most relentless types of malignancies – is among the most frightening of all. Earlier this year. some new therapies emerged, yet they are given mainly in combination with chemotherapy developed 50 to 60 years ago and with no promise of a cure.
In 1922, 42-year old Albert Einstein – arguably the greatest secular Jewish genius, and one of the most famous and admired people in the world for his publication of his monumental General Theory of Relativity – set off on October 6 of that year, with his second wife, and first cousin, Elsa, on his first, five-and-a-half-month lecture tour of the Far and Middle East.