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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Israeli groundbreaking technology saves legs from need for amputation; Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked noted that 54% of judges in Israel are female; a new Israeli headphone beams the sound from your device directly into your ears, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Stem cells save limbs from amputation Israel’s Laniado hospital used groundbreaking stem cell treatment from... Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in pancreatic cancer research Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that 7% of pancreatic cancer sufferers survive more than five years due to high levels of the gene miR-34a and low levels of the gene PLK1. They then devised a nanoparticle to deliver miR-34a and a PLK1 silencer direct to the... Read more »

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A Weizmann Institute scientist developed a cancer immunotherapy compound that is 30 times more effective than existing treatments; Ambassador Yoram Ettinger gives a very upbeat end of year state of the Israeli economy; the Keren Malki Foundation has unique and life-changing programs for children with special needs, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A better cancer immunotherapy... Read more »

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Companies with over 100 workers are required to hire disabled employees to fill at least 3% of positions; Taiwan’s Quanta Computer is to manufacture AR headsets with the Israeli- developed Lumus technology; Israel is to abolish customs and purchase taxes on a wide range of products, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Growing his leg... Read more »

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Raffi Rembrand, father of an autistic son, has invented the SensPD which detects a newborn suffering from sensory overload – a key factor in autism; Israel marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3; Paint uses sunlight to cool buildings, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Diagnosing autism in newborns I reported previously (16th Apr) how Israel... Read more »

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Highlights of Ambassador Yoram Ettinger’s latest report include 3rd quarter GDP at 4.1% (Q2 was 2.5%); the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival (Dec 6 – 8) features premiere productions, live shows, free performances and tributes to the great Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonious Monk; Mohammad Kabiya is an Israeli Bedouin, Muslim Arab and he loves his country,... Read more »

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Scientists at Israel’s Technion Institute and Tel Aviv University have reconnected severed spinal cords of rats; Two Israeli-trained Palestinian Arab doctors travel from Jerusalem to Gaza every two months to perform eye operations on local Gazans; Deutsche Bank has rated the Israeli shekel as the world’s second-strongest currency after the Chinese yuan, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL... Read more »

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Israeli startup CorNeat Vision has completed the design and development stage of its artificial cornea implant; Major A became the first Druze navigator in the IDF; Israel has leaped eight places to number 16 in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS An artificial cornea Israeli startup CorNeat... Read more »

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Israeli innovation in water conservation benefits water-stressed regions of the world; Five Israeli startups have been selected for the first class of a new startup accelerator in Beijing; Trains connect Arab towns to Tel Aviv, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS AR headset for surgeons Geordi La Forge’s visor in the Star Trek science fiction... Read more »

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Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have discovered why chemotherapy sometimes doesn’t work; Cadets in the final stage of the IDF officers’ course participated in a 24-hour Hackathon to develop systems for helping disadvantaged children; The UK Israel Tech Hub organized a three-day TeXchange conference in London to share solutions to prevent cyber-attacks, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL... Read more »

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Israeli biotech Redhill has announced that the Phase 3 trial of its BEKINDA treatment for acute gastroenteritis and gastritis has met its targets for efficacy and safety; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was flown by an ultra-Orthodox female pilot to Thessaloniki, Greece; In the 1960s, famous Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, produced Zionist-themed paintings, and much more. ISRAEL’S... Read more »

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A 72-year-old Canadian at Israel’s Rambam Medical Center is the first congestive heart failure patient to receive a new CoRolla implant from Israeli biotech CorAssist; Jerusalem’s Kivun Center helps the capital’s Haredim find employment; Israel’s unemployment rate fell to 4.1% in July, down from 4.3% in June, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Patient receives... Read more »

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Israeli researchers have made a breakthrough in non-invasive scanning; Charity Leket Israel has purchased a field for the sole purpose of growing food for the poor; For about two weeks every year, the Israel’s Judean Desert is transformed into a lush oasis with a green carpet and an abundance of flora and fauna, and much... Read more »

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Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have uncovered a molecule called Agrin, that appears to control the cardiac repair process;  Israel is subsidizing afternoon daycare for all families; Israel Export Institute reported that Israeli exports to the U.S. amounted to $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A molecule that restores... Read more »

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Dr. Tovit Rosenzweig of Ariel University discovered that the Israeli plant Sarcopoterium Spinosum can balance blood sugar levels; Three times a week, Israeli charity Ezer Mizion provides breakfast for 120 Holocaust survivors; Travelers are now able to order taxis using the Gett app after landing at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS... Read more »

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Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute genetically sequenced every cell in the brain’s immune system; NYT discovers Israel-Arab research project; June tourism up 28%, and much more. 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... Read more »

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