Women climb the tech ladder; As strong as spider silk; In touch with the senses; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Severe Covid patients cured in a day Israel’s Bonus BioGroup (see here previously) tested its MesenCure MSC treatment on 10 severely ill, high risk Covid-19 patients at Haifa’s Rambam hospital. All ten... Read more »

Gazan children in Israeli hospital; Israel’s cloud; A conveyor belt of Unicorns; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Blood clot treatment for chronic wounds Israelis Dr Igal & Alon Kushnir founded RedDress Medical to develop ActiGraft – a revolutionary fast treatment that uses blood clots made from the patient’s own blood to... Read more »

Molecule protects implants; Nail it every time; Israel – an island of sanity in testing times; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Trials for Covid-19 wonder treatment The EXO-CD24 Covid treatment (see here) invented by doctors at Israel’s Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center, is about to begin Phase 2 trials in Greece on 90... Read more »

Israeli dedicates goal to Meron victims; Award for Technion volunteer; Molecular tweezers to destroy bacteria; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Success in trials of multiple myeloma treatment Israel’s BioLineRx (see here previously) has reported positive results in the Phase 3 trial of its Motixafortide treatment in combination with G-CSF for multiple myeloma.... Read more »

A taste of Tunisia and Morocco; Saving life in Jerusalem; Tech research institute; and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Panic over Israel is recording less than 100 new Covid-19 cases a day, with under 1,600 total infections. Swimming pools, gyms and dining at restaurants are to be opened even to the unvaccinated.... Read more »

Probiotic yoghurt molecules treat Covid; Earth Day clean up; Rare historical videos released; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccination good news 5 million Israelis have now received two Covid vaccinations – 80% of the adult population. And a new study shows that vaccinations have saved some 6,000 Israeli lives. Finally, Israel’s... Read more »

Heart surgery for Iraqi baby; Ramadan greetings; Smart coffee; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccine even protects the unvaccinated Unvaccinated children of Covid-19 vaccinated parents are far less likely to contract the virus. Researchers at Israel’s Technion and health company Maccabi used data from 223 Israeli communities to show each 20%... Read more »

US teens return to study in Israel; Microsoft to invest $1 billion in Israel; Smarter than Amazon; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Bacteria can help anti-cancer immune response There is a complex relationship between bacteria and cancer (reported here previously). Now, scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have discovered that bacteria inside cancer... Read more »

Saving lives from snakebites; 30-second baggage disinfection; Twitter acquires Reshuffle; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Huge drop in coronavirus reproduction Israel’s “R” factor – the average number of people that one person infects with the SARS-Cov-2 virus – has fallen to just over 0.5 and less than 1% of tests are... Read more »

Running from Jerusalem to Eilat; M.A. in Smart Cities; Ice batteries; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Huge drop in infections Israel’s Covid-19 infection rate has fallen such that hospitals are now closing their coronavirus wards. 50% of Israelis are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. See also the YouTube animation showing relative... Read more »

5 million vaccinated; Transforming ophthalmic surgery; Reaching remote communities; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 5 million vaccinated Israel’s five millionth recipient of the Covid-19 vaccine was a pregnant 34-year-old from the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, Restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotels, event venues, places of worship, most school grades 7-10, and... Read more »

Pandemic research center opens; Israel Summit; Smart farming in the Caribbean; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 90% of over-50s vaccinated or recovered Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has announced that 90% of Israelis over the age of 50 have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. 75% of them are eligible... Read more »

Innovations in Life Sciences; Dispensing sterile gloves; Innovation cities; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Astonishing vaccination results Over 50% of all Israeli citizens have now received at least one Covid-19 vaccination, with 3 million (nearly one-third) having had both. The Pfizer vaccine is shown to be 95.8% effective in preventing new... Read more »

Recovered patients volunteer at hospitals; From Startup Nation to VacciNation; An impossible year; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “This can change the fate of humanity” Israel’s PM heralded the latest Israeli Covid-19 therapy, EXO-CD24, developed at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center. When given to 30 moderate to severe Covid-19 patients,... Read more »

A Google map of brain RNA; World Cancer Day; The earliest edible olives; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccines for everyone over 16 Israel is the first country to offer vaccines to any citizen over the age of 16. It aims to vaccinate 90% of the over-50s within two weeks. Nearly... Read more »

From coffee to vaccines; Independence for the disabled; Flying pizza; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The Vaccination Nation Nearly 3 million Israelis have now received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 1.7 million have now received the second.  Covid infections and serious illnesses of Israelis over... Read more »