Hereditary Cancers Don’t Only Affect Women: BRCA2 Mutation Can Also Affect Ashkenazi Men

With the discovery of the BRCA2 gene in December 1995, researchers have been able to gain valuable insights and a better understanding of the role it plays in terms of the development of cancer. We inherit two copies of the BRCA2 gene in every one of our cells, one from our father and one from … Read more

New Studies Highlight the Association Between Loneliness, Social Isolation, and Dementia Risk Factors

The link between dementia and loneliness has been generally known, but not necessarily its extent. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, multiple researchers and organizations have performed studies examining the link between loneliness, social isolation, and dementia more closely. Each study looked at a different angle of the dementia-loneliness-social isolation triangle, but they reached … Read more

Israeli NGO Saves the Monkeys

yellow tailed woolly monkey By Platyrrhinus (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons

No Monkey Business for TIME Over US$30,000 were raised towards buying a large plot of land in the Peruvian rainforest, with the aim of saving the woolly monkey from extinction. The money was raised through a crowdfunding platform by the Israeli NGO known as TIME, and was used to buy land in the El Toro … Read more