A nano-vaccine for melanoma; Improving air safety in the US; unique drone technology; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A nano-vaccine for melanoma Scientists at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma (skin cancer) that has proved effective in laboratory tests. Tiny particles made of bio-degradable polymer were packed... Read more »

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Re-igniting cells to kill cancer; Underprivileged teens startups; Stay on top of your work; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Re-igniting cells to kill cancer Ben Gurion University scientists have discovered a protein in the membrane of cancer cells that helps the cancer to grow by disabling the immune system’s white blood... Read more »

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At the International Physics Olympiad, held in Israel for the first time, Israelis won five medals; the renowned international Lego Art Exhibition, “The Art of the Brick,” returns to Holon Israel; a very strange passenger entered Terminal 3 at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, to the delight of surprised passengers and staff; and much more!... Read more »

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Pain relief without pills; Indonesian visit is worth diamonds; Smart homes become personal; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “Ghost” decoy cells kill cancer Israel Technion Professor Marcelle Machluf has developed tumor-shrinking technology using normally “good” mesenchymal stem cells that tumors hi-jack to help them grow. Machluf’s team removed the cells’ contents... Read more »

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Hadassah surgeons realign baby’s organs; Nintendo opens in Tel Aviv; UK minister visits Western Wall; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Hadassah surgeons realign baby’s organs In a first-of-its-kind operation, a team of doctors at Hadassah Medical Center repaired the hernia (muscle between chest and abdomen) of a new-born baby. Then using... Read more »

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Immunologist saves boy allergic to light; Arizona to set up Israel trade office; Genesis Prize winner donates prize money; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Immunologist saves boy allergic to light An Israeli boy suffering from solar urticaria (an allergy to light) has been saved by doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center.... Read more »

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Transmitting neural messages to the next generation; Seven Tel Aviv tech conferences this month; Kosher and tasty; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment for genetic pancreatic cancer Researchers at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center have had positive results in trials of Lynparza (olaparib) for treating pancreatic cancer in carriers of BRCA mutations.... Read more »

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Monitor breathing at home; More healthcare cybersecurity; We Believe in Israel has 20,000 activists; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Regenerating bones Israeli startup Bone Sci Bio is developing a peptide product PeptOss that promotes the formation and repair of bone tissue. It also delivers treatments (antibiotics, chemotherapy, etc.) directly to the... Read more »

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Dual therapy to treat neurological disorders; Israeli startup values are accelerating; Israeli students plant trees in rocket craters; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Dual therapy to treat neurological disorders BGN Technologies, the technology-transfer company of Ben-Gurion University, has introduced a therapy for neurological disorders such as stroke and Alzheimer’s. Memantine and... Read more »

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Treatment pathway for fatal epilepsy; Advice to female entrepreneurs; Massive hi-tech investment; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment pathway for fatal epilepsy Dravet syndrome is an epileptic condition with a 15 to 20 percent mortality rate and resistant to current medications. Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that the DHODH gene... Read more »

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The first 3D printed heart; Tech solutions to overcome disabilities; Energy from the depths to the heights; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The first 3D printed heart Researchers at Tel Aviv University have unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue that contains cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers. Although... Read more »

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First live op using holographic imaging; Global women entrepreneurs come to Tel Aviv.; Super intelligent with less power; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS First live op using holographic imaging Surgeons at Toronto General Hospital performed the first live medical procedure using real-time holographic imaging developed by Israel’s RealView Imaging (see here).... Read more »

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Bio-inspired robots; No crying as Tears for Fears returns; Alibaba buys second Israeli startup; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Preventing strokes without excessive bleeding Biotech eXithera is a portfolio company of Israel’s Clal Biotechnology. It has developed an anti-coagulant which has successfully completed Phase 1 trials. The treatment delays coagulation rather... Read more »

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Growing cells to kill cancer; Einstein manuscripts exhibited; New coral beach in Eilat; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Growing cells to kill cancer Israel’s Sheba hospital is partnering with Switzerland’s Lonza Group to fast-track production of the CAR-T cancer immunotherapy invented by Israeli scientists. Sheba is the first hospital to trial... Read more »

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Controlling the genome guardian; Teaching Hebrew to asylum seekers; A drone that can pick fruit; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Controlling the genome guardian Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have been able to silence the gene controlling the p53 protein known as “the guardian of the genome”. The p53 protein is... Read more »

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No escape from new leukemia biosensor; European approval for lung collapse warning; Square-fiber endoscope is outside the box; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS No escape from new leukemia biosensor Tel Aviv University scientists have devised a novel biosensor that can isolate and target all leukemic stem cells – the most malignant of leukemic cells. Previous... Read more »

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Eat healthy in Israel; Why Gazans prefer Israeli products; Shared taxis are a vehicle for kindness; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Eat healthy in Israel The Israel Ministry of Health has been running a TV and social media campaign against processed food. It recommends alternatives such as fresh chicken, legumes, and... Read more »

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Save the Children fund buys Israel’s EarlySense to monitor newborns in Kenya; Karawan Halabi makes history as the first Druze-Israeli to win a track-and-field national championship; Israel’s first-ever Bridal Fashion Week has just taken place at Ronit Farm; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Monitoring newborns in Kenya The Save the Children... Read more »

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Israeli cancer death rates drop; Israeli aid for Venezuelan refugees; Israelis file nearly 5000 patents in the US; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli cancer death rates drop Between 1995 and 2016, cancer deaths for Israeli Jewish men dropped by an average of 1.7% every year and for Israeli Jewish women by 1.6%.... Read more »

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Israel initiates four-day workshop on managing mass-casualty events in Chile; Kibbutzim increase startup investments, Birthright breaks all-time record, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Shutting down cancer resistance Israeli biotech Kitov has proved its NT219 anti-cancer treatment triggers irreversible shutdown of tumor survival pathways in multiple cancers. In a separate announcement, US... Read more »

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Sheba Medical Center partners with Japanese OKI Electric Industry in dementia research; Israel’s SolarEdge acquires Italy’s industrial machinery company; Tel Aviv’s Black Food Festival uses natural ingredients only; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Partners to prevent dementia The innovation arm of Israel’s Sheba Medical Center has partnered with Japanese telecom manufacturer OKI Electric... Read more »

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Arming white blood cells to fight cancer; Report on poverty in Israel shows decline in number of children living in poverty; Israel’s Transportation Ministry launches pilot in Eilat of “smart” air-conditioned bus stops; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Arming white blood cells to fight cancer Scientists at Tel Aviv University have... Read more »

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White blood cells can ‘feel’ when things are not right; Recharge your car as you drive; 3D-printed sustainable garments and shoes; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS White blood cells can ‘feel’ when things are not right Scientists at Ben Gurion University have discovered that the immune system’s Lymphocytes (white blood cells) physically... Read more »

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Weizmann Institute scientists discover that damaged cells promote age-related disease; Israel aims to be a Quantum superpower; and much more!

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Israel’s ZygoFix makes strides in tackling leg and back pain; Israel’s “Daycare of Dreams” is the “world’s first sterile educational and recovery center” for children with cancer; Israel’s minorities speak out against anti-Semitism, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS No more pain Israel’s ZygoFix has conducted the first human trial of its... Read more »

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