Monthly Archives: January 2005

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MSTA Students on Friendship Mission to Palau

Hakarot ha’tov (expressions of gratitude) was the motivation and theme of a recent trip to the Republic of Palau by 10 students from Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy—Yeshiva University High School for Boys. The students embarked Jan. 9 on the 10-day journey to show their appreciation for the tiny North Pacific nation’s steadfast support of Israel in the United Nations.

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Fifteenth Annual Yeshiva University National Model United Nations attracts High School Students from US and Canada

Hundreds of high school students from across North America will debate topics ranging from improving women’s healthcare to illicit weapons trade in the Balkan states at the 15th Annual Yeshiva University National Model United Nations (YUNMUN) conference, Feb. 6-8.

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Study by Einstein Researchers Could Lead to a Novel Strategy for Controlling Appetite and Treating Obesity

BRONX, NY — In their latest finding on the brain’s role in controlling appetite and weight, researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have shown that reducing levels of fatty acids in the hypothalamus causes rats to overeat and become obese. Their results suggest that restoring fatty-acid levels in the brain may be a promising way to treat obesity. The study, published in the January 15th on-line edition of Nature Neuroscience, was led by Dr. Luciano Rossetti, director of the Diabetes Research Center at Einstein. (The paper will appear in print in the February issue.)

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Yeshiva University Student Initiative L’man Achai to Combat Poverty In Israel

Yeshiva University (YU) students have launched a campaign to raise awareness of widespread poverty in Israel. The grassroots, student-run campaign called L’man Achai (for the sake of our brothers) will educate and strive to enable the American community to alleviate poverty in Israel. University President Richard M. Joel endorsed the initiative and commended the students for undertaking this effort.

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