Tel Aviv University researchers prevent memory deterioration in Alzheimer’s in an animal model

New method may detect the disease 10-20 years before the onset of symptoms Tel Aviv University ( TAU ) researchers have found that suppression of neuronal activity in a small nucleus in a specific area of the thalamus (which regulates sleep states) caused a decrease in pathological activity in the hippocampus, preventing the deterioration of…


Gloria Brown delivers handmade happiness

Knitting Without Borders was started in 2010 by Loredana Delucchi of New York. Since its inception, has donated thousands of handmade teddy bears to orphanages, schools, remote villages and hospitals across the world to children undergoing medical tests or treatments. Her friends, family and co-workers picked up their knitting needles and crochet hooks to help…


Volunteers Needed to Help Deliver Mobile Meals

Photo: Rabbi Yossie Shemtov of Chabad Tucson, volunteer Bill Pozez and Handmaker Executive Chef Claire Wilmouth load up a car with kosher meals made at Handmaker to be delivered to members of the Tucson community through their partnership with Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona. By Nanci Levy Recently members of the Southern Arizona community who…


Making Alzheimer’s Just a Memory

Although the COVID-19 pandemic turned the world upside down, the rapid development of multiple vaccines has spurred hope that treatments – or even potential cures – may be found for other devastating conditions. One such candidate is Alzheimer’s Disease. Understanding Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer’s Association defines the disease as a type of dementia that affects memory,…


Jewish Grandparent Network Launches New Offerings and Website

As awareness grows of the essential role grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren, the Jewish Grandparents Network (JGN) is expanding its offerings and engagement to support families who want to engage in, and even rely on, multi-generational Jewish experiences. JGN’s redesigned website offers grandparents curated, timely, and varied resources to deepen their knowledge. It also…

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