Nursing training for Ethiopian Israelis; Coexistence projects in the Jordan Valley; Making Tel Aviv bloom -with sheep! – and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Nursing training for Ethiopian-Israelis Israeli NGO JobKatif has established Achotenu – a program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital, for Ethiopian-Israelis to earn a degree in... Read more »

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US and Israel companies develop treatment for mustard gas injuries; Tel Aviv City Council, real estate agencies and artists transform dilapidated buildings into cultural centers; Hebrew U professor uncovers biblical city of Sha’arayim, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment to combat mustard gas The US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority... Read more »

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The US FDA approved Israel’s HemoScreen portable blood test to sell in America; the Israel Audiobook Project provides children with reading difficulties free access to texts in audio; Israel’s QuadSight named a 2019 CES Innovation Award honoree in Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US approval for... Read more »

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Recycling fair funds special needs program; Jerusalem hosts jazz and alternative music festival Jazz-Globus; Canadian-Arab Fred Maroun has advice for supporting the Jewish State; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Implants made from patient’s own cells Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed the first fully personalized tissue implant, made from of a... Read more »

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New molecule kills brain cancer cells, Cyclists raise $3.5 million for sick children, UK trust funds Israeli clinic for disabled children, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New molecule kills brain cancer cells Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists have developed a molecule to treat glioblastoma, a very aggressive type of brain cancer.... Read more »

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R&D in Israel leads to development of device to cure overeating and sleep apnea; more women mayors in Israel; Israeli scientists develop freeze-drying process that turns low-grade fallen apples into highly nutritional apple powder, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Device to cure both overeating and sleep apnea Zen Eating, with R&D in... Read more »

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Living to 200 and beyond, Top multinationals invest in Israeli fund, US-Israeli stamps for Chanukah, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Living to 200 and beyond Israeli biotech Cellect is developing stem cell technology that may extend individual human life far beyond what currently can be conceived.  And a new international study forecasts... Read more »

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Iraqi baby with heart defect gets life-saving surgery in Israel; TIME includes 3 Israeli companies in 2018 list of 50 “genius companies”; new book brings the Aliya experience home, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS ‘Moses’ blasts bladder stones Conventional treatment of bladder stones uses a laser that causes the stone to... Read more »

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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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