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 »

Transmitting neural messages to the next generation; Seven Tel Aviv tech conferences this month; Kosher and tasty; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment for genetic pancreatic cancer Researchers at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center have had positive results in trials of Lynparza (olaparib) for treating pancreatic cancer in carriers of BRCA mutations.... Read more »

Monitor breathing at home; More healthcare cybersecurity; We Believe in Israel has 20,000 activists; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Regenerating bones Israeli startup Bone Sci Bio is developing a peptide product PeptOss that promotes the formation and repair of bone tissue. It also delivers treatments (antibiotics, chemotherapy, etc.) directly to the... Read more »

Dual therapy to treat neurological disorders; Israeli startup values are accelerating; Israeli students plant trees in rocket craters; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Dual therapy to treat neurological disorders BGN Technologies, the technology-transfer company of Ben-Gurion University, has introduced a therapy for neurological disorders such as stroke and Alzheimer’s. Memantine and... Read more »

Treatment pathway for fatal epilepsy; Advice to female entrepreneurs; Massive hi-tech investment; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment pathway for fatal epilepsy Dravet syndrome is an epileptic condition with a 15 to 20 percent mortality rate and resistant to current medications. Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that the DHODH gene... Read more »

The first 3D printed heart; Tech solutions to overcome disabilities; Energy from the depths to the heights; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The first 3D printed heart Researchers at Tel Aviv University have unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue that contains cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers. Although... Read more »

First live op using holographic imaging; Global women entrepreneurs come to Tel Aviv.; Super intelligent with less power; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS First live op using holographic imaging Surgeons at Toronto General Hospital performed the first live medical procedure using real-time holographic imaging developed by Israel’s RealView Imaging (see here).... Read more »

Bio-inspired robots; No crying as Tears for Fears returns; Alibaba buys second Israeli startup; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Preventing strokes without excessive bleeding Biotech eXithera is a portfolio company of Israel’s Clal Biotechnology. It has developed an anti-coagulant which has successfully completed Phase 1 trials. The treatment delays coagulation rather... Read more »

Growing cells to kill cancer; Einstein manuscripts exhibited; New coral beach in Eilat; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Growing cells to kill cancer Israel’s Sheba hospital is partnering with Switzerland’s Lonza Group to fast-track production of the CAR-T cancer immunotherapy invented by Israeli scientists. Sheba is the first hospital to trial... Read more »