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    1. Hebrew U. researchers show which foods prevent, promote dementia

      Hebrew U. researchers show which foods prevent, promote dementia

      Foods can determine whether someone will suffer from dementia in later years, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Rehovot.

      A large-scale international study that included the university recently examined how food affects brain health for people aged 50 and older. The researchers were able to show that diet affects the risk of dementia.

      This conclusion, although logical, is not self-evident, said Prof. Aron Troen, an expert in nutritional neuroscience and the prevention of cerebrovascular disease and dementia, and the principal investigator of Hebrew University’s Nutrition and Brain Health ...

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    2. The pomegranate potential

      The pomegranate potential

      Pomegranates are known to contain powerful antioxidants that fight the oxygen free radicals that cause inflammation, accelerated aging of the tissues, the activation of harmful genes within DNA and an overloaded immune system. Various herbs, spices such as turmeric and teas, as well as dark chocolate, pecans, fruits like blueberries, goji berries, elderberries, cranberries, blackberries and vegetables and pulses like sweet potatoes, broccoli, artichoke and kidney beans also reduce the effects of oxidative damage in the body.

      The leading health problems facing us today – including conditions like heart disease, cancer, dementia and other neurological diseases – have been linked to increased ...

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    3. Joint Israeli-US research distinguishes cancerous cells from healthy ones

      Joint Israeli-US research distinguishes cancerous cells from healthy ones

      A protein “switch” that activates the immune system to attack cancer cells when it detects signs of the disease has been developed by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

      The switch stimulates an immune response only when it detects the cancer cells, without harming other healthy tissues, the researchers said.

      The important discovery has just been published in the journal Cell.

      Immunotherapy is now seen as having great potential in the research effort to develop drugs against a wide variety of cancers. Despite this success, the use of immunotherapy remains limited due to ...

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    4. Health Scan: How long can bacteria wait out antibiotics?

      Health Scan: How long can bacteria wait out antibiotics?

      “A take-home message from this is that it is important to complete a course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed, even after the disappearance of the symptoms,” Balaban explained. “Partial treatment gives tolerance and persistence mutations a selective advantage, and these, in turn, hasten the development of resistance.” In future studies, Balaban and her team will use MDK99 to study the evolution of tolerance in patients. Moreover, the ability to systematically determine the tolerance level of strains in the lab could facilitate research in the field. “If implemented in hospital clinical microbiology labs, MDK99 could enable the efficient classification of bacterial ...

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