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Keeping Weight Off Is up to Your Brain, Not Just Willpower

What if an MRI scan could determine whether a weight loss program was likely to be effective? Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered a neural subnetwork of connected regions between the brain and gastric basal electric frequency that correlates with future weight loss based on connectivity patterns. BGU’s multidisciplinary team’s findings, published…

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Detecting, Alerting, Preventing

A team of students from the Technion and the University of Missouri won second place at MedHacks – a hackathon for developing medical technologies hosted by Johns Hopkins University. They were awarded for developing the Scan&Sound application, which detects strokes at early stages and alerts the victims. MedHacks is the largest hackathon in the U.S….

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Jews of Color Career Development Program Launches

The Jews of Color (JOC) Career Development Program announced its first cohort members today – on Indigenous People’s Day – who will work in Jewish ventures and institutions across the country, developing their skills as entrepreneurial leaders working toward system-level change in the Jewish community. A partnership between UpStart and the Jews of Color Initiative…

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Conversations with Maury

Photo: Karen Supman in 2018. Karen Supman was diagnosed with plasmacytoma with amyloid, abnormal plasma cell growth that is cancerous, in 2006. You can read the account of when she received her diagnosis here: Hearing I Had Cancer. The following piece is a continuation of her healing journey. By Karen Supman After the chemo and…

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