Israeli Researchers Develop Tech That Turns Tap Water Into A Strong Disinfectant

Israeli researchers have developed a method to produce tap water-based, environmentally safe but powerful disinfectants that can kill bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, according to an announcement by Bar Ilan University. The method was developed and patented by Dr. Eran Avraham, Dr. Izaak Cohen, and  Prof. Doron Aurbach, head of the electrochemistry group, at Bar…

When Can We Expect A Coronavirus Vaccine?

Most health experts agree that the need for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is clear. “To return to a semblance of previous normality, the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is an absolute necessity” is how a perspective in Science magazine puts it. So it’s hardly surprising that, around the world, anticipation is high. With more than 100 coronavirus vaccines under…

Is Sweden Doing It Right? by Thomas Friedman

April 28, 2020 President Trump has often described this pandemic as our “war” with an “invisible enemy” — the coronavirus. That war metaphor is wrong and misleading.   Wars are fought and won by humans. So, we could out-mobilize the Nazis and Japanese to win World War II. We could out-spend and out-innovate the Soviet…

Shopping for Food During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Information for Consumers

PHOTO COPYRIGHT:  Joshua E. Plaut, Ph.D.    As grocery shopping remains a necessity during this pandemic, many people have questions about how to shop safely. We want to reassure consumers that there is currently no evidence of human or animal food or food packaging being associated with transmission of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This…

I Survived Breast Cancer by Natalie Gerber

Three years ago this June at age 28, I was shockingly diagnosed with breast cancer. From that moment, I was determined to beat this both physically and emotionally. I was always a positive person. I knew this would be an uphill battle but would not let the grueling treatment process make me a bitter person,…

Rabbi Andy Bachman Remembers His Mother’s Breast Cancer

  Rabbi Andy Bachman Remembers His Mother’s Breast Cancer By Rabbi Andy Bachman Executive Director Jewish Community Project of Downtown (JCP New York) My mother died of breast cancer in 2012. It was a particularly virulent strain of the disease that remained under moderate control for five years and the re-appeared, aggressively attacking her lungs…

Rockette Alumnae Face Cancer Head On

Katherine & Kimberly Corp are thrilled to be running for the Cheryl Diamond NYC 5K Schlep Run/Walk on June 2, 2019 in Battery Park, NYC! As former Radio City Rockettes and proud members of the Rockette Alumnae, they have been moved by the impact of cancer on their former colleagues and are happy to support…

We Schlep In Honor Of My Mother Victoria Altman

We Schlep in Honor of My Mother Victoria Altman By Russell Atlman On February 17, 2008, at the age of 53, my mother Victoria Altman passed away due to complications in her battle with ovarian cancer, but that Is not the story I tell. Instead, I tell the story of a strong woman who was…