Another fast Covid-19 test; Even the disabled can surf here; There will still be Israeli Bluebirds; and much more! by: Michael Ordman   ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The best test for Covid-19 antibodies Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a serological test that from one blood sample can, for the first time, identify all three... Read more »

Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Covid-19; A portable oxygen generator; Journey to Judaism; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Covid-19 Israeli-founded AZTherapies is in Phase 3 trials for its ALZT-OP1 for Alzheimer’s disease. The treatment also suppresses the immune system’s “cytokine storm” that is often lethal to Covid-19 infected... Read more »

Free coronavirus web app to connect volunteers; Treating disease in space; King of US college tennis; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS World’s first passive immunization Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital is cautiously optimistic after the world’s first passive immunization of a critically ill coronavirus patient. After an injection of Kamada’s IgG antibody product... Read more »

Israeli progress combating Covid-19; Tel Aviv beaches are accessible; Another smart car connection; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Covid-19 antibody treatment is now available Israel’s Kamada (reported here previously) has completed manufacturing the first batch of its plasma-derived Immunoglobulin G (IgG) product for Covid-19 patients. Initial vials of the antibody have been... Read more »

How old is your brain?; Syrian baby flown to Israel for heart surgery; Energy from plants; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A new passive coronavirus vaccine prospect Israeli researchers at Bar-Ilan University have identified short amino acid sequences (epitopes), that trigger an immune response to eliminate Covid-19. The discovery could lead... Read more »

Detecting Covid-19 in India; Free prosthetics for children; Takeaway benefits the needy; and much more! by: Micheal Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Keeping Covid-19 patients off ventilators Israel’s Respinova developed Pulsehaler to help COPD patients improve their lungs and avoid ventilation. Repinova is now preparing for clinical trials in Israel on patients suffering from acute respiratory... Read more »

A facemask that cleans itself; How Israeli companies retained employees; How Israeli companies retained employees; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Gaucher’s treatment also works for Covid-19. In animal tests Israel’s Institute for Biological Research has found two treatments for the genetic disorder Gaucher’s disease are also effective against Covid-19 and other... Read more »

US Covid-19 vaccine progres; Jerusalem is in our hands; Mission to Neptune; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Good progress of Pluristem trial Seven of the eight critically ill coronavirus patients on ventilators, treated with PLX stem cells from Israel’s Pluristem, survived after 28 days.  Only one of those still needed mechanical... Read more »

Good news for bone-marrow transplants; A 1-minute coronavirus test; Israel re-opens 20 National parks; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Detecting heart problems in coronavirus patients Israel’s DiA Imaging Analysis (reported here previously) uses its AI image analysis of ultrasound scans to detect cardiac problems.  DiA has received a NIS 2.5 million grant... Read more »

Antibodies to attack coronavirus; Ramadan in Israel; Schools, markets & malls re-open; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Antibodies to attack coronavirus The Israel Institute for Biological Research in Ness Ziona has developed four antibodies that attack the coronavirus and neutralize it in the body of an infected person. It is described... Read more »

Israeli coronavirus treatment benefits six patients; Arabs fight in Israel’s war; Is coronavirus spreading?; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli coronavirus treatment benefits six patients Six moderate to severe Israeli coronavirus patients have shown clinical improvement with the new opaganib  treatment from Israel’s Redhill (see here previously). All required less supplemental oxygenation,... Read more »

The meaning of life; Fitch gives Israel an A+; Young Israelis volunteer in droves; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Another potential coronavirus treatment Israeli biotech Redhill has announced that another of its pipeline medicines RHB-107 (upamostat) is to be tested by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)... Read more »