ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS   Israeli thorn bush treats diabetes Dr. Tovit Rosenzweig of Ariel University has discovered that the Israeli plant Sarcopoterium Spinosum (sira kotzanit / thorny burnet) can balance blood sugar levels. Dr. Rosenzweig is developing a treatment from the plant that could benefit more than 200 million diabetes sufferers worldwide. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/meet-sarcopoterium-spinosum-grows-mostly-in-israel-will-save-millions-of-diabetics/2017/06/21/ New treatment... Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute genetically sequenced every cell in the brain’s immune system (microglia). In Alzheimer’s disease, they found Disease-Associated Microglia (DAM) trying to keep the brain healthy, but restrained due to insufficient or mutated key regulatory proteins like TREM2. It may lead to new therapies. https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/over-dam-cells-rejuvenate-brain... Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The protein that kills cancer cells Professor Varda Shoshan-Barmatz of Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed many new treatments to kill cancer cells by targeting the protein VDAC1 that controls cell death. A new Israeli biotech, Vidac, is trialing these treatments. VDA-1102 ointment for pre-skin cancer is in Phase 2. https://aabgu.org/targeting-brain-cancer/ http://www.vidacpharma.com/pipeline-vidac-pharma New... Read more »

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Israel’s CorAlert is developing a non-invasive monitor that can diagnose heart failure in real-time; the Facebook group Israeli Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (IWEN) has 700 members and helps Anglo female entrepreneurs in Israel; Israel’s 2016 revenue totaled 321.1 billion shekels ($88.02 billion), higher than the Government’s 2016 target of 312.3 billion shekels ($85.61 billion), and much... Read more »

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Israeli startup CardiacSense has developed a smartwatch heart monitor which is almost as accurate as an ECG machine; Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) brought together 35 programmers to make people’s lives better; Abid Sharifov, Azerbaijan’s deputy Prime Minister, was flown to Israel after his doctors determined his heart condition was life-threatening, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL... Read more »

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Researchers at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital prevent loss of vision; Italy, Israel, Greece and Cyprus have pledged to move ahead with the world’s longest undersea natural gas pipeline from the eastern Mediterranean to southern Europe, with support from the European Union; the 2017 International Méditerranée Festival takes place in 9 settings in the Israeli city of... Read more »

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Researchers developed a new bio-medical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system; Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller signed the first-ever trade agreement between the US and the Samaria Regional Council; The Israel Festival takes place from June 1st to June 18th, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Nano-polymer repairs damaged arteries... Read more »

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Researchers from Israel’s Technion and Harvard have a new theory on how Parkinson’s disease develops; “Adif,” a special consumer and social club for people in Israel with recognized disabilities, has been launched; Israel’s foreign exchange reserves rose by another $1.97 billion during April, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New understanding about Parkinson’s Researchers from... Read more »

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US Department of Defense awards $9.2 million contract to Israeli medical startup; Master’s program at Israeli college trains students to help special-needs children reach their potential; Bloomberg rates Israel’s economy  the third most stable in the world, after Hong Kong and South Korea, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Pentagon funds Israeli infection test system The US Department of Defense... Read more »

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MedyMatch has just signed separate 5-year agreements to integrate the groundbreaking technology with IBM and Samsung equipment;  the IDF gives important analysis jobs to young people with autism; Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of March 2017 were just over $103 billion – an increase of $1271 million from their level at the end of February,... Read more »

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Teams of Israeli scientists have triggered cell death in tumors; High points of the Bank of Israel Annual Report include good growth, low unemployment, low inflation, rising wages, low budget deficit and good tech exports, despite a high Shekel; Israel is Mexico’s biggest investor, after the USA, Spain and Germany, and more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli breakthrough... Read more »

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The MRI-focused ultrasound brain treatment from Israel’s Insightec is used at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center to cure patients of tremors; Israel’s economy grew 4% in 2016, up from 2.5% in 2015; Harper’s Bazaar has published 30 beautiful photos of Israel, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Patient hypnotized to overcome fear of MRI The MRI-focused... Read more »

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Researchers at Israel’s Technion discovered unique amyloid fibrils used by the deadly antibiotic resistant MRSA bacteria to attack the immune system; Plans for Tel Aviv’s new Dov Neighborhood, to be constructed after Sde Dov airport is vacated, includes 2,100 affordable apartments; Chinese investment fund Blueconomy Center has raised $150 million for investing in marine and environmental technologies... Read more »

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Positive results for “wonder” cancer treatment; the Yad Sarah organization will provide distress transmitters to all elderly hospital patients living in geriatric nursing institution; the partners of the Leviathan natural gas reservoir have announced that they will invest $3.75 billion in its development, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Positive results for ‘wonder’ cancer treatment I... Read more »

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Better connections for patients needing dialysis; Israel is one of the best countries for families; The Indian Space Agency launched two Israeli satellites into orbit, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Better connections for patients needing dialysis Israeli medical device startup Laminate Medical Technologies has developed a blood vessel support device implanted in patients needing... Read more »

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New treatment to fight cancer; American humanitarian assistance organization Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Israel (JDC-Israel) teamed up with Microsoft and HP for a first JDC Social Impact Hackathon; Israel’s sale of its largest-ever euro-denominated bonds was more than four times oversubscribed, and much more.

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US approves two Teva asthma treatments, Israel’s largest voluntary organization launched a new initiative to enable disabled individuals and their families to visit Israel, Tel Aviv’s Cybertech is the second largest conference and exhibition of cyber technologies in the world, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US approves two Teva asthma treatments The US FDA has approved... Read more »

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Israeli doctors save Arab baby with serious birth defect; British PM Theresa May called the State of Israel “a remarkable country” and “a beacon of tolerance”; Israel’s SpaceIL is one of only five teams to reach the final of the Google Lunar XPrize competition, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli doctors save Arab baby... Read more »

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Israel’s Bonus BioGroup performs successful bone transplants; medics from Judea and Samaria treated a Palestinian Arab injured in a traffic accident before transferring him to the PA’s Red Crescent; The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 ranks Israel as the second most innovative nation in the world, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Successful... Read more »

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Good News Israel Archive from the week of January 15, 2017: Cadets in the IDF Technological Officers Training Course have developed a digital bracelet that medics attach to soldiers injured on the battlefield; Israel’s national water carrier Mekorot has begun the construction of the world’s longest tunnel for transporting water under pressure; Chefs in Tel... Read more »

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Good News Israel Archive from the week of January 8, 2017: Israeli treatments are saving lives – and the BBC reluctantly admits it; Israeli Christian leader praises religious freedom in the Jewish State; Another Chilean earthquake and Israeli alert system saves more lives, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS BBC finally admits prostate cancer treatment... Read more »

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Good News Israel Archive from the week of December 18, 2016: Israel wins $25,000 neuroscience award; Hands-free Smartphone reaches 1200 users; Israel’s new Ambassador has arrived in Turkey; New delicious variety of pomegranate, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli wins $25,000 neuroscience award Israel’s Dr. Gilad Evrony was awarded the Eppendorf and Science Prize... Read more »

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Good News Israel Archive from the week of December 11, 2016: Israel Technion researchers make progress in fighting cancer; November set a record month for tourism; Israel’s new Ambassador has arrived in Turkey; three Israelis won medals at the Ju-Jitsu World Championships in Poland, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Key enzyme discovery in fight... Read more »

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Good News Israel Archive from the week of December 4, 2016: Israeli micro robots can help avoid brain surgery; Israeli NGOs helped wheelchair users hike across the Negev desert; Israel’s new Ambassador has arrived in Turkey, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Micro robots to clean pipes in the brain Israel’s Microbot develops miniature robots... Read more »

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Good News Israel Archive from the week of November 27, 2016: Israeli researchers have found a protein that stops cancer from spreading; an Ethiopian Jew is the first to become an IDF colonel; an Israeli solar-powered system reduces desalination costs by 90%, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Protein H1.0 stops cancer cells re-activating An... Read more »

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