Smartphone CKD diagnosis approved; Israel’s first female flight squadron commander; Prize for water from heat tech; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Heart implant is a breakthrough (twice) I reported previously on the interatrial shunt developed by Israel’s V-Wave. The US FDA has just granted two Breakthrough Device Designations to the device... Read more »

Genetic testing could save lives; The world’s smartest building; Christian Zionists help Jewish farmers harvest grapes; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Double-whammy cancer treatment Israel’s Khar Medical plans to begin human trials of its DSP-107 treatment on lung cancer patients. It will be tested both standalone and in combination with Roche’s... Read more »

Skin cancer treatment discovery; Israeli honors memory of 9/11 victims; First Temple bulla found in Jerusalem; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 3D printed implants to help two women walk In an Israeli first, two women have each been given a 3D printed titanium alloy implant to replace a broken talus (the... Read more »

Tech to rehabilitate at home; Big Vegan success; ER nurse wins six European swimming medals; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “Last resort” myeloma treatment approved The US FDA has granted accelerated approval to XPOVIO for the treatment of resistant or relapsed multiple myeloma. XPOVIO (Selinexor) was developed by Karyopharm Therapeutics, established... Read more »

New research into age-related immune failure, Israel’s first social-impact bank, huge Israeli sculpture in China desert, and more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New research into age-related immune failure In lab tests on aging and the immune system, biologists at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have profiled over 24,000 T-Cells. They identified that 30% deteriorate... Read more »

A nano-vaccine for melanoma; Improving air safety in the US; unique drone technology; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A nano-vaccine for melanoma Scientists at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma (skin cancer) that has proved effective in laboratory tests. Tiny particles made of bio-degradable polymer were packed... Read more »

Re-igniting cells to kill cancer; Underprivileged teens startups; Stay on top of your work; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Re-igniting cells to kill cancer Ben Gurion University scientists have discovered a protein in the membrane of cancer cells that helps the cancer to grow by disabling the immune system’s white blood... Read more »

At the International Physics Olympiad, held in Israel for the first time, Israelis won five medals; the renowned international Lego Art Exhibition, “The Art of the Brick,” returns to Holon Israel; a very strange passenger entered Terminal 3 at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, to the delight of surprised passengers and staff; and much more!... Read more »

Pain relief without pills; Indonesian visit is worth diamonds; Smart homes become personal; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “Ghost” decoy cells kill cancer Israel Technion Professor Marcelle Machluf has developed tumor-shrinking technology using normally “good” mesenchymal stem cells that tumors hi-jack to help them grow. Machluf’s team removed the cells’ contents... Read more »

Hadassah surgeons realign baby’s organs; Nintendo opens in Tel Aviv; UK minister visits Western Wall; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Hadassah surgeons realign baby’s organs In a first-of-its-kind operation, a team of doctors at Hadassah Medical Center repaired the hernia (muscle between chest and abdomen) of a new-born baby. Then using... Read more »

Immunologist saves boy allergic to light; Arizona to set up Israel trade office; Genesis Prize winner donates prize money; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Immunologist saves boy allergic to light An Israeli boy suffering from solar urticaria (an allergy to light) has been saved by doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center.... Read more »