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Your brain's aging: Report urges ways to stay sharp

...experiencing memory difficulty needs to be checked by a doctor, said IOM panelist Dr. Jason Karlawish of the University of Pennsylvania. With Alzheimer's, nerve cells in the brain die. With normal cognitive aging, neurons don't die...
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JAHC announces three new hires

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced the hiring of three new staff members.
Zirkle aims for Iditarod title after narrow misses

...Manchester, N.H., in 1969, first came to Alaska in 1990, midway through getting a degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lived in a wall tent on the Alaska Peninsula, counting birds for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
A long way from home

...Lucy F. Williams, Stacey O. Espenlaub, and Janet Monge. "Out of Heaviness, Enlightenment: NAGPRA and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology." Expedition 45, no. 3 (2003): 21?27.
SHI to sponsor DNA research during Celebration

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a DNA study by the Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, during Celebration 2012.
1918 Spanish influenza put the lid on activity in Juneau

Quarantines of big cities such as Toronto and Hong Kong have been making the news this spring. The little city of Juneau made similar headlines in October 1918 when Mayor Emory Valentine, chairman of the Health Board, J.H. Montgomery and City Health Officer Dr. L.O. Sloane ordered a quarantine Oct. 29 as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virulent Spanish influenza. The reason for the quarantine was the recognition of three cases of the flu on the previous day. Ketchikan had been the first city in Southeast Alaska to see flu, according to the Alaska Daily Empire, and had already been quarantined. Now, in Juneau, people were "requested to keep from congregating in any public place."
It's Miller's time pulled ahead of the other for a brief stint. Casey and Haney were college roommates when they attended the University of Pennsylvania, and they, Miller, Eagle and fourth-place half-marathoner George Johnson are all on the same Darwin's...
Spokesman: 'We proved ... that we owned it'

Years ago, two different Native clans made claims for the ownership of certain objects in museums in Alaska and Pennsylvania. Those claims are now one step closer to fulfillment, and the clans couldn't be happier about it.
Cultural objects returning to Hoonah after 80 years

Eight Native cultural objects are returning home after a long struggle following an even longer absence.
Tribe fighting Pa. museum over artifacts

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska tribe has demanded the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology return artifacts the tribe considers sacred.


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