Israel’s medical robotic revolution; Israel’s first Druze Air Force Colonel; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Hospital kills Covid with UV light Tel Aviv’s Sourasky (Ichilov) is the first hospital to use ultra-violet (UV) light to disinfect medical spaces. The J. Protect system, from Israel’s Juganu (see here) uses UV-A in occupied... Read more »

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Israeli vaccine can defeat variants; 80 Latin Americans discover Israeli tech; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israel’s oral Covid vaccine Israel’s Oramed will shortly commence clinical trials of its Oravax vaccine – the world’s first oral Covid-19 vaccine (see here previously). Phase 1/2 trials will take place at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky... Read more »

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Jewish revolt coins found in Samaria; Miami Mayor thanks IDF; UAE Embassy opens in Israel; and much more!

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  Israel offers help to Lebanon; How Israel handles digital threats; Visit a 2nd Temple Jerusalem building; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Transplant breakthrough Researchers at Israel’s Beilinson Hospital have discovered how animal organs can be used in human transplant surgery. The main reason for rejection is the foreign blood vessels... Read more »

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Married couple running for Israel; Brain profiler to go into space; The largest Israeli Nasdaq launch; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Successful trials of TB diagnosis patch Six years ago (see here previously) Technion scientists began developing a sensing plaster to detect tuberculosis biomarkers on the skin. Now, trials of the... Read more »

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The UK National Health Service is to trial the blood test from Israel’s OncoHost that predicts how well cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy treatment; The Israeli Business to Developer sector is growing as companies develop products that automate and simplify the jobs of highly sought-after hi-tech developers, and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S... Read more »

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How to make vaccines go further; Israelis develops the IPU; AppsFlyer to hire 300; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The masks are off Israelis are now able to show their faces again indoors after Israel’s Health Ministry lifted the indoor facemask requirement. Some 61% of the population has been fully vaccinated... Read more »

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Toys for Arabs and Jews; Real milk, no cows; Jerusalem in transition; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS No new Covid infections Last Shabbat (5th June) Israel registered zero new local COVID-19 infections for the first time in more than a year. There are now only some 200 coronavirus infected patients in... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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