Israeli treatment in Mass trials; A revealing scientific breakthrough; Israeli MasterChef judge to feed Microsoft employees; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US approves freezing of tumors The US FDA has granted approval for Israel’s IceCure Medical to use its tumor-freezing technology to destroy cancerous and benign tumors of the kidney, liver,... Read more »

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Lowering the cost of X-rays; Government funding for all citizens; Video of the decade; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Decoy molecule neutralizes dangerous viruses Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute and at Tel Aviv University have engineered a molecule called Arenacept to fool and destroy viruses that migrate from rodents to humans.... Read more »

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Countering the side-effects of cancer treatment; Warm coats for poor children; Now we’re really pumping; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS TB vaccine can prevent Alzheimer’s Israeli scientists have studied 1,371 bladder cancer patients receiving treatment at Hebrew University’s Hadassah Medical Center. They found that those who had received the BCG vaccination... Read more »

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One of the best places for female entrepreneurs; Israeli property prices stabilize; Ethiopian-Israeli MK lights candle in London’s Trafalgar Square; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in the fight to cure Lupus Researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University and the US NIH have identified a trigger for the autoimmune disease Lupus.... Read more »

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European award for stem cell investigator; Protecting endangered species; Saving water to save the planet; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Extending lives of pancreatic cancer patients In the latest Phase 2a trial of the pancreatic cancer treatment from Israel’s BioLineRx (see here) three-quarters of the patients at disease stage 4 were... Read more »

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Green light for finger prick blood test; Haredi teens train as emergency responders; Currency reserves at new record; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Another breakthrough in pancreatic cancer research Israeli scientists and doctors have induced the self-destruction of pancreatic cancer cells in mice. A small molecule, PJ34, normally used to treat... Read more »

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Nano-chips help treat Alzheimer’s; Female entrepreneurs meet investors; Helping athletes to think; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Targeting chemo at tumors only Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a method that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to malignant cells and bypasses healthy ones. Cancer cells emit the protein TRPV2... Read more »

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Positive results for Brainstorm’s ALS trial; Growing success for Arab-Jewish learning program; Third quarter growth exceeds forecasts; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli-developed artificial knee cartilage Israeli doctors performed the first commercial replacement surgery of the meniscus (knee cartilage) on two Israeli patients. Via a small incision, they each received the... Read more »

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Good results in sepsis treatment trial; Israel helps diabetics everywhere; Constant checks for cybersecurity weaknesses; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Good results in sepsis treatment trial As reported previously (see here) Israel’s Enlivex Therapeutics has developed Allocetra which rebalances the immune system. Allocetra was given to six patients suffering from severe... Read more »

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Turning mosquitos against themselves; Miss Congeniality is an inspiration; A multi-purpose robotic arm; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US approval for H. pylori treatment The US FDA has given approval for Israel’s Redhill Biopharma to market its RHB-105 (Talicia) treatment for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). It follows successful... Read more »

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Breakthrough in search for a vaccine against Ebola; Clean water for the Bahamas; 10 dolphins visit Netanya beach; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Leukemia treatment extends to solid tumors Tel Aviv University scientists have engineered the successful Israel-invented CAR-T cell therapy (see here) to also treat other cancers. They discovered a... Read more »

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Positive results in human trial of ALS treatment; Acre Kibbutz promotes co-existence; Israel’s tech miracle; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Positive results in human trial of ALS treatment As reported (here) previously, the stem cell ALS therapy developed by Israel’s Kadimastem showed promise in the lab. Now, early results from human... Read more »

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Smartphone CKD diagnosis approved; Israel’s first female flight squadron commander; Prize for water from heat tech; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Heart implant is a breakthrough (twice) I reported previously on the interatrial shunt developed by Israel’s V-Wave. The US FDA has just granted two Breakthrough Device Designations to the device... Read more »

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Genetic testing could save lives; The world’s smartest building; Christian Zionists help Jewish farmers harvest grapes; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Double-whammy cancer treatment Israel’s Khar Medical plans to begin human trials of its DSP-107 treatment on lung cancer patients. It will be tested both standalone and in combination with Roche’s... Read more »

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Skin cancer treatment discovery; Israeli honors memory of 9/11 victims; First Temple bulla found in Jerusalem; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 3D printed implants to help two women walk In an Israeli first, two women have each been given a 3D printed titanium alloy implant to replace a broken talus (the... Read more »

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Tech to rehabilitate at home; Big Vegan success; ER nurse wins six European swimming medals; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “Last resort” myeloma treatment approved The US FDA has granted accelerated approval to XPOVIO for the treatment of resistant or relapsed multiple myeloma. XPOVIO (Selinexor) was developed by Karyopharm Therapeutics, established... Read more »

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New research into age-related immune failure, Israel’s first social-impact bank, huge Israeli sculpture in China desert, and more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New research into age-related immune failure In lab tests on aging and the immune system, biologists at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have profiled over 24,000 T-Cells. They identified that 30% deteriorate... Read more »

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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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