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Prop 14: “Don’t Stand Idly By”

Jewish Journal
By Rabbi Sydney Mintz and Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback
October 27, 2020
At the very heart of our Biblical tradition is this commandment from the Book of Leviticus: “You shall not stand idly by the blood of your fellow.” (Leviticus 19:16) If

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Scientists at Gladstone and UCSF form two new research institutes

The Stem Cellar
By Yimy Villa
May 08, 2020
One of these institutes is the Gladstone Institute of Virology and will be lead by Dr. Melanie Ott. The immediate focus of this newly formed institution will be the current coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, it will focus on searching for new therapies against future infectious diseases. The Gladstone Institute of Virology will focus on how viruses interact with human cells to cause disease and how to intervene in that process. Dr. Ott’s goal is to identify pathways these viruses use to infect human cells as a way to develop innovative treatments.

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Out of the woods: USC alumna and nature lover Anna Kuehl finds hope to restore her vision

Keck School of Medicine of USC
By Breanne Grady
October 17, 2018
“With the right kind of environment and support, you can actually treat very specific regions or diseases down to the cellular level,” Humayun said. “One aspect of that could be called precision medicine, and another aspect is that stem cell-based therapies are coming of age. This will be one of the first studies to land that point.” Since the surgery, Kuehl notices little changes in her vision all the time. For example, she can make out the time on her watch again, and reading in general has become much easier.

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