Technion scientists develop Artificial Intelligence system for faster, cheaper medical treatments; Israel stands with US in remembering 9/11; Tel Aviv University researchers discover ‘robat,’ and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Fast route to new treatments Technion scientists have developed an Artificial Intelligence system for faster and cheaper new medical treatments. An algorithm... Read more »

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Israel’s Alpha Tau Medical uses alpha radiation to treat solid tumors; Education as a work of heart; Israeli software company CodeOasis has been quietly transforming company systems for 13 years, and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Alpha radiation destroys solid tumors safely Israel’s Alpha Tau Medical uses alpha radiation to treat various types... Read more »

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New Israeli treatment for head lice; Israel’s Rafael protects UK and Australia; powerful new film could save Israel’s PR, and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Another Israeli treatment for head lice I reported previously (see here) on two innovative Israeli treatments for removing head lice. Now there’s a third – Israel’s Sphinx Smarthead Technologies... Read more »

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New immigrant medics from North America eager to contribute to Israel; Israeli startup lets you keep pizza fresh for eight weeks; Jerusalem festival re-enacts Jewish history, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New immigrant medics are eager to contribute In the latest Nefesh b’Nefesh flight there were 27 US and Canadian medical professionals (doctors,... Read more »

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Israeli professor works on treatment for deadly parasitic disease; UN honors Israeli special-needs youth movement; Italian Jewish history preserved in Jerusalem, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New treatment for Leishmaniasis I reported previously (see here) on Israel’s work to combat Leishmaniasis – a deadly parasitic disease common in the Middle East. Now... Read more »

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Israeli and US researchers make progress with dyslexia; Israeli hi-tech funding for haredi and Arab sectors; Ancient pottery factory with games room, and much more. By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Why some dyslexics are good readers Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of California have identified the reason for some dyslexics having... Read more »

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A new genetic test for aging; Palestinian farmers attend Tel Aviv agrotech event; the best time to come to Jerusalem, and more! ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A genetic test for aging The WizeAging study at Israel’s Weizmann Institute has enrolled 150 volunteers who take a blood test once a year to check for genetic mutations that indicate... Read more »

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Technion scientists have built a tool to help treat patients with immune system diseases; four women  were appointed commanders of IDF tank units; The deep link between wearing sandals and being Israeli is the subject of a new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum, and more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Mapping the immune system Israel’s Technion... Read more »

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Dental Volunteers for Israel provides free care to Jerusalem’s at-risk youth; Modi’in Ilit Linked to Life volunteers take local sick and bereaved Israeli children on surprise trips; Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology operates subsidized science and technology summer camps across Jerusalem, and much more! ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Free dentures for needy elderly For the last two years,... Read more »

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Technion scientists make discoveries on AIDS virus by researching feline equivalent; two Israeli companies won a counter-terrorism technology competition; 92-year-old Holocaust survivor makes Aliyah, and much more.  ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Cells go into a huddle before fighting infection Weizmann scientists have discovered that cells in the immune system cluster together to decide tactics, before being... Read more »

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Sophie Donio from Eilat is Israel’s first female EMS ambucycle driver; Deputy Minister Michael Oren hosted 1st-ever fast-breaking Iftar dinner in honor of Ramadan; There are currently 18 Israeli-founded companies worth over $1 billion, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israel’s first female ambucycle driver Sophie Donio from Eilat is Israel’s first female EMS ambucycle... Read more »

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US Government funds Israeli flu vaccine trial; Tel Aviv University and Indian philanthropic organization TATA Trusts will bring Israeli expertise and innovation to farmers; The new Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv has five floors of exhibits displaying 3,000 items, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US Government funds Israeli flu vaccine trial The... Read more »

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An Israeli breakthrough can reduce side-effects from chemicals; Israeli NGO leads the fight to reduce plastic waste and encourage recycling; Israel’s unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Eliminating major side-effects A breakthrough by Israeli scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Weizmann Institute can reduce side-effects in chemicals.  Treatments (e.g. thalidomide) contain both... Read more »

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Israeli scientist have developed a new non-invasive method to detect the breast cancer biomarker early and accurately; Israel welcomed 949,000 tourists in the first 3 months of 2018; Paraguay will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Early cancer detection Scientists at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center have... Read more »

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Israel makes progress in stem cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s; President Rivlin and more Israeli politicians join in annual Druze festival celebrations; 70th Anniversary Yom Ha’Atzmaut show on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New pathway to treat Parkinson’s An Israeli-led international study has discovered that proteins called BMP5/7 are essential for... Read more »

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Tiny Israel ranked second after the US for the number of deals involving cybersecurity companies between 2013 and 2017; at the 70th Anniversary Independence Day ceremony in Jerusalem, 300 Intel quadcopters staged a light and music display in the sky; Israel has one of the most exciting dining scenes in the world, and it is just starting... Read more »

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A new $60 million program enables researchers to target the best treatments for a patient’s disease; Israeli startup patented an ecologically friendly process to convert non-recyclable household trash from landfills into reusable plastic building material; Druze communities share their ancient traditions and way of life, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Matching treatments to patients Israel has... Read more »

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Scientists at Haifa University have proved that a person’s mood can be determined by examining one’s handwriting; Israeli fashion designer Nitzan Kish has created 3D jewelry for self-defense; the price of food in Israel has dropped 5% in the past two years, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Using handwriting for psychoanalysis Scientists at Haifa University... Read more »

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Israeli scientists develop eyedrops that repair the corneas, improve vision; Magen David Adom gets award for strengthening paramedic training programs of Ecuador’s Red Cross; Researchers at Ben-Gurion University develop low-cost infrared sensor for use as night-vision glasses or self-driving cars, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Eyedrops could replace spectacles Israeli scientists at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center... Read more »

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Israel’s Zebra Medical Vision has received EU regulatory approval; Ahead of International Women’s Day, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted 22 outstanding female students (Jewish and Arab); The Israeli police and Ben-Gurion University have partnered to launch the Center for Computational Criminology in Be’er Sheva, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Brain bleed detection gets Europe approval... Read more »

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A Bar-Ilan University professor develops compound that targets tumors; the Ahmadiyya Muslim community enjoys freedom in Israel; Japanese duo enjoys Israeli snacks, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Compound to target enzyme that powers cancer cells I reported previously (21st Jan) on the discovery by Professor Uri Nir, at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University of the FerT enzyme key to... Read more »

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Israel’s Stratasys is teaming up with multinational 3D software company Dassault Systèmes and robotics innovator Easton LaChappelle to provide amputees with affordable, custom-made, battery-powered prosthetic limbs; Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed Israel’s credit rating at its third highest “investment” grade, with a positive outlook; members of the “lost tribe” of Bnei Menashe finally... Read more »

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Fabry disease treatment is currently in Phase III trials; Tourism to Israel is booming with hotel overnights by overseas tourists totaling 10.6 million in 2017; 11-year-old Israeli is halfway to raising $4000 to purchase 100 water filters for Puerto Rico, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment for Fabry disease fast-tracked I reported previously (Jan... Read more »

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Good results in pancreatic cancer treatment trials; Israel is the most free country in the Middle East; Israel’s WaterGen is launching a water generation pilot with India’s Tata, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Good results in pancreatic cancer treatment trials Israel’s BioLineRx has announced encouraging initial results from its Phase 2a trials of its BL-8040... Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New target for cancer treatments Researchers at Israel’s Bar Ilan University have discovered a new enzyme called FerT, which exists only in the energy-generating mitochondria of cancer cells. When the enzyme was targeted in lab tests, the malignant cells were unable to produce energy and died. Israeli Scientists Discover New Enzyme to... Read more »

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