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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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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