by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Penetrating the BBB The nano-platform technology of Israel’s NanoCarry traverses the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) to deliver potentially life-saving therapies to the brain.  Its initial target is HER2 breast cancer brain metastases for which there is no treatment, even though the original cancer can now effectively be cured. https://nocamels.com/2024/05/penetrating-brains-natural-barrier-to-deliver-life-saving-drugs/... Read more »

POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR IDF heroes speak to the world The Jewish Agency for Israel organized a group of 90 IDF soldiers that fought on the southern and northern fronts to participate in Israel’s Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) and Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut) ceremonies across the globe so they could share details of their... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Gaza border incubator is back in business The attacks on Oct 7 took a severe toll on the SouthUp business incubator (see here previously). But now the Nir Am center has fully reopened. Four new startups have joined the portfolio of 27 companies working in the fields of... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Remarkable Resilience This video describes how Israel’s Ben Gurion University responded after the devastating events of Oct 7.  BGU and its students are helping the Negev recover and rebuild. From finance to students in the reserves and evacuees, to medical gear, clinics, and many vital cutting-edge innovations.... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Ari leaves the ICU Ari Spitz, a Givati Brigade soldier, has regained full consciousness one and a half months after being severely injured in Gaza. He is considered one of the most severe casualties of the war. https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/388392 From battleground to bakery Yedidya Harush has literally fought... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Fallen soldier saves five lives The family of fallen IDF soldier Sivan Weil donated his organs. His heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and pancreas saved five seriously ill patients at Israel’s Sheba, Hadassah, and Beilinson Medical Centers. https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-794971 https://www.timesofi srael.com/liveblog_entry/parents-of-soldier-killed-in-gaza-say-organs-donated/ Protection at sea For the first time, Israel... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Reserve IDF commander has life-changing surgery 57-year-old Motti Ben-Lulu served 4 months reserve duty as a platoon commander in Gaza. But he was unable to hold a weapon due to tremor. Now, after MRI-guided focused ultrasound treatment from Israel’s Insightec (see here previously) he is a new person.... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Christian Embassy donates 4 ambulances The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has donated four new ambulances to help replace the dozens of Israeli ambulances destroyed on and since Oct 7. One is an advanced military  ambulance for Gaza border communities. One will serve Holocaust survivors in the North.... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Gap-year students mentor displaced kids Israeli high school graduates in a pre-army volunteer program are supporting children evacuated due to the war. 60 joined NGO Bakehila (see here previously) mentoring Jewish and Arab kids relocated from Kiryat Shmona to Haifa. Others helped at Bakehila’s Jerusalem’s communes. https://www.israel21c.org/gap-year-israelis-mentor-kids-impacted-or-displaced-by-war/ Son... Read more »

by: Michael Ordman POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR He lied to his wife to rescue survivors On Oct 7, IDF veteran Eran Masas, from Haifa lied to his wife that he had been called up by the army. He put on a uniform, took his sidearm and drove 220km to the Gaza border. He then... Read more »

POSITIVE NEWS DURING A WAR Airlifting medical supplies Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer-run non-profit organization, is circumventing shipping delays of critical equipment caused by attacks by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthis with the arrival of the first airlift to Ben Gurion Airport. Funding was by the Jewish Federations of North America. https://www.jpost.com/health-and-wellness/article-785799 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOd_HK7oXPA Fly the flag Israel’s... Read more »

Using music to test for dementia; Natural gas revenues soar; ItsMine is a Cool Vendor; and much more!   by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Once-a-day injection to treat Parkinson’s Israel’s Pharma Two B (see here previously) is presenting the full results of its Phase 3 trial of its once-a-day injection of its P2B001 treatment for... Read more »

Re-educate your muscles; Tax benefits for investors; New immigrants dance at the airport; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Whole genome cancer detection It wasn’t long ago since the genome was fully decoded. Now, Israel’s C2i Genomics (see here previously) has teamed up with Tel Aviv’s Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center take blood test... Read more »

Making science fiction a reality; Energy costs go (down) through the roof; Electric road for France; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A miniature human heart, grown from stem cells Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Israel’s Technion Institute have created a tiny functioning human heart, smaller than a grain... Read more »

Innovation for low-tech companies; STEM training for haredi youth; A digital army for Israel; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Precision medicine for infectious diseases Personally tailored treatments for cancer patients are well known. Now Tel Aviv University researchers propose a similar approach to fighting infections. Two immune markers in the blood... Read more »

Building the first electric road in Norway; 1,000 Jewish teens compete in Israel; From navy captain to Israeli singer; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Programming tumors to self-destruct Researchers at Tel Aviv University encoded a toxin into mRNA (messenger RNA) molecules and delivered them directly to cancer cells. The cells were... Read more »

When the ventilator can be removed; JP Morgan expands operations in Israel; A mural of Jewish history; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New treatment for chronic kidney disease Israel’s Curespec, founded by Israel’s Avner Spector, has developed Europe-approved Nephrospec. It uses an acoustic wave treatment called eHAT to treat chronic kidney... Read more »

Prize for pain treatment; More efficient water from air generator; Running a marathon with his kidney donor; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Predicting immunotherapy response Ben-Gurion University researchers have partnered Israel’s OncoHost to develop a biosensor that safely predicts if anti-PD1 therapy may cure a specific cancer patient. The leading immune... Read more »

Israeli farmers feed the poor; The future of 3D sensing; A kosher mehadrin Arab restaurant; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Please can we join your trial Following the 100% success of Israel’s Alpha TAU’s last clinical trial of Alpha DaRT on recurring skin cancer (see here previously) medical institutes around the world... Read more »

Training Bedouin to save lives; The first Israeli to star solo at MSG; Six days of miracles; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Successful skin cancer treatment A small trial of Alpha DaRT from Israel’s Alpha Tau (see here previously) was 100% successful in treating 10 patients with skin cancer. All were 100%... Read more »

Israeli partnership to bio-print organs; Off-road vehicles on road to success; Redefining meat at the supermarket; and much more by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Historic gene therapy operation Doctors at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center made history with a 7-hour operation to deliver Upstaza gene therapy directly to the brain of a 4-year-old girl from... Read more »

Edison award winner; A breath of fresh water; Lucy Dee’s heart; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli surgeons perform innovative skin cancer treatment For the first time in Israel, plastic surgeons and oncologists at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center used electrochemotherapy to treat skin cancer tumors. An electric current disrupts the... Read more »

Super-paramedic; Five examples of Israeli Jewish-Arab partnership; Israel’s largest solar project; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Cancer therapy breakthrough Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed nanoparticles containing RNA that silences the protein CKAP5 – essential to the stability of many types of cancer. The therapy causes the cancer cells to... Read more »