Newspaper Archive of
Heritage Florida Jewish News
Fern Park , Florida
June 14, 2013     Heritage Florida Jewish News
PAGE 22     (22 of 52 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
PAGE 22     (22 of 52 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
June 14, 2013

Newspaper Archive of Heritage Florida Jewish News produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.

PAGE 6B HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, JUNE 14, 2013 By Dan Pine in Haifa. He spoke at aMay 22 It can also latch on tothat remembers how to do and went on to a career in j. the Jewish news weekly breakfast session at the City cancer, he added, things,justlikeahumanbrain, nanotechnology. He founded of Northern California Club intheFinancialDistrict. Lab experiments suggest"We don't know how it three companies (including "Things behave differently nano-gold can make its way works," he said. But it does. one in Silicon Valley) and has Meir Orenstein thinks when they are small," Oren- to malignant tumors andShifting gears, Orenstein 17patents, one ofwhich is for small. Very small. The width stein said, adding that nano- absorb light, thus heating described what he called a a micro-laser used as a light ofavirus is his comfort zone. tech researchattheTechnion and exploding cancer cell crisis in computer chip rain- sourceinmedicaldiagnostics. As head of the Nano-Micro seeks "devices to propel the membranes without causing iaturization. Basically, it's at In a lighter moment of Photonics Laboratory at Isra- future of biomedical." toxic effects to healthy tissue, a point where it can go no his presentation, Orenstein el's Technion-Israei Institute Orenstein brought along"No chemo, no poison," smaller, passed around a small plastic of Technology, he explores some items to demonstrate, Ornstein said. "It's a clean "We areatthe limit oftech- mold, embedded in which the countless applications of such as a micro-sensor made way to kill cancer." He added nology," he said. "We cannot was a small dot of metal no miniaturization, ofgold.Heexplainedthatgold, thatitwilltakeyearsoftesting improve upon it, and by 2020 bigger than a grain of rice. Itturnsoutsmailerisoften though an inert metal when and government approvals, it will stop. The question of That, he told his audience, better when it comes to the the size of a ring or a tooth, however, before the technol- the futurebugsallscientists." was the entire Bible (Jewish next generation of medical behavesverydifferentlywhen ogy could become available That's why Orenstein's lab is and Christian) written in fulL breakthroughs, for every- reduced to a fraction of the to patients, pursuingwhathecalls"quan- "We gave that to the pope thing from fighting cancer to width of a human hair. Orenstein passed around a turn engineering," which he as a gift," he said. regulating blood sugar.Gold at that nano-level can Petridishwithlittlegoldwires hopes will circumvent those Dan Pine is a staff writer Orenstein visited San sense blood sugar levels in and a cluster of human nerve fast-approachinglimitations, forj. the Jewish news weekly Francisco as a guest of the diabetics, hesaid, oruranium cells invisible to the naked eye. AnativeofHaifa, Orenstein of Northern California, from American Technion Society, enrichment at secret nuclear Under certain conditions, the earnedadoctorateinphysical which this article was re- which supports the institute sites, cells reproduce into anetwork chemistry at the Technion printed by permission. Dan Pine Meir Orenstein talks about nanotech at the City Club in San Francisco. TEL AVIV--Some parts of a biodegradable implant in Like healing in the womb nerve to reconnect the severed Keeping cells safe for trans- American Friends of Tel the body, like the liver, can combination with a newly- A nerve is like an electrical ends through the tube, even plant Aviv University (www.aftau. regenerate themselves after developed Guiding Regenera- cable. When severed or other- in cases with massive nerve The implant has alreadyorg) supportslsraels leading, damage. But others, such tion Gel (GRG) that increases wise damaged, power can no damage, Rochkind says. been tested in animal models, most comprehensive and as our nervous system, are nerve growth and healing, the longer be transferred and the The keylies inthe composi- and the gel by itself can be most sought-after center of considered either irreparable functionality ofatornordam- cable loses its functionality, tion of the gel, the researchers used as a stand-alone prod- higher learning. Indepen- or slow to recover, leaving agednervecouldultimatelybe Similarly, a damaged nerve say, whichhasthreemaincom- uct, acting as an aid to cell dentlyranked94thamongthe thousands with a lifetime of restored, losestheabilitytotransfersig- ponents:anti-oxidants, which therapy. GRG is not only able world'stopuniversitiesforthe pain, limited mobility, oreven This innovative project is nalsformovementandfeeling exhibithighanti-inflammato- to preserve cells, itcansupport impact of its research, TAU's paralysis, now gaining international rec- through the nervous system, ryactivities;syntheticlaminin theirsurvivalwhilebeingused innovations and discoveries Now a team ofTelAviv Uni- ognition. Its initial successes But Rochkind and Nevo peptides,whichactasaraflway for therapy and transplanta- are cited more often by the versity researchers, including were reported recently at sev- found away to breach the gap. or track for the nerve fibers to tion, says Dr. Rochkind.When global scientific community Dr.ShimonRochkindofTAU's eral renowned scientific con- In their method, two severed grow along; and hyaluronic grown in the gel, cells show than all but 10 other uni- Sackler Faculty of Medicine gresses, including the World ends of a damaged nerve are acid, commonly found in the excellent development, as versities. and Tel Aviv Sourasky Medi- Federation of Neurological reconnected by implanting a human fetus, which serves as well as intensive fiber growth. Internationally recognized cal Center and prof. Zvi Nevo Societies and the European soft, biodegradabletube, which a buffer against drying, a ma- This could have implications for the scope and ground- of TAU's Department of Hu- Neurological Society. And serves as a bridge to help the jor danger for most implants, for the treatment of diseases breaking nature of its re- man Molecular Genetics and the therapy, already tested in nerve ends connect. The inno- These components allow the such as Parkinson's, for which search and scholarship, Tel Biochemistry, has invented a animal models, is only a few vativegelwhichlinestheinside nerve to heal the way a fetus researchersareactivelyexplor- Aviv University consistently method forrepairingdamaged years away from clinical use, of the tube nurtures nerve fi- does in the womb--quickly ing cell therapy as a potential produces work with profound peripheral nerves. Through says Rochkind. bers'growth, encouraging the and smoothly, solution, implications for the future. BAKER, HEARD, OSTEEN & DAVENPORT P.A., ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Specializing in the treatment of: • Sports Injuries including Arthroscopy • Arthritis and Total Joint Replacements including Hand Surgery • Trauma and General Orthopedics Downtown Orlando: 345 W. Michigan St. Orlando, FL 32806 (407) 843-9083 Next to Dr. Phillips Hospital 9430 Turkey Lake Rd. Suite 116 Orlando, FL 32819 (407) 345-1234 Altamonte Family Practice New Patients Welcome Andrew E. Krupitsky, D.O. Lindsey R. Wolf, P A.-C Lin Folgate, P.A.-C Tanya Bengali, A.R N.P.-C "Quality Through Excellence" • Adult Medicine • Geriatrics • Pediatrics • Gynecology • X-Rays • Immigration Physicals • Lab • Office Surgery 249 Maitland Ave., Ste. 1000 • Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Fax: 407-830-4300 (StatePoint)--It's not as easy to hide under layers of clothing during the summer. You'll want to look your best in those shorts, t-shirts and bathing suits; as such, staying in shape is key. Manylifestyle experts sayyou have more than enough space for a makeshift gym inside your home or apartment, no matter how small it is. And during the warmermonths oftheyear, you can also make great use of your home's outdoor spaces. "Not everyone can desig- nate an entire room of their apartment, condo or home to exercise; but as long as you have some floor space, you can get a great full-body workout," says Wendy Froehlich of Homes. corn, one of the nation's top online real estate listing and lifestyle resources. Whether you live in a man- sion or efficiency, you can stay fit with these great moves: • Get Zen with yoga: All you need is a yoga mat and a little floor space to practice yoga; a quiet and relaxing way to wind down, stay flex- ible and gain strength. Try the poses on your back deck, balcony porch or even your living room. Likewise, Pilates moves can be done on a yoga mat as well. • Easy Equipment: Get toned with free weights, exer- cise bands, ankle weights and stability balls. You can do your reps right in front of the tele- vision. And the beauty of this inexpensive equipment is that it doesn't take up much space You can look great this summer by routine for your home. inside your home or apartment when you aren't using it. • Flat Abs: For minimal movement with maximum impact, try bicycle crunches. You'll target your core--spe- cifically your obliques--with- out disturbing the neighbors. • Pushitwithaplank: Simply push off your mat as though you're doing a push up and rest on your elbows and toes. Keep your back fiat and maintain the pose for two sets of two minutes. It's a challenging but rewarding fitness move that provides a full body workout and e specially targets your cote. • Classic moves: Some of the best moves require no equip- ment whatsoever. Pushups, crunches, squats and floor lunges are all classic fitness moves that will help you to e Stockbyte designing a workout and tighten in your very own home. • Pull ups: A pull-up bar is simple to install in any doorway, so even those in temporary home rentals can target their biceps and back muscles with a few sets each day. • Every day activity: Make simple lifestyle changes to burn extra calories throughout the day. If you live in a multi-story building, become a more active apartment dweller and take the stairs. Did you know that you can burn about 300 calories per hour of housework? Get a greatworkoutwhile vigorously cleaning your apartment once a week. More lifestyle tips for maxi- mizing life insmall apartments and homes can be found at