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IDF soldiers saved 2,000 lives through Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry; Israeli startup cultivates prawns to eradicate disease; donated Magen David Adom ambulances attended 75,000 calls; and much more!

By Michael Ordman

ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS

IDF soldiers have saved 2,000 lives

The Ezer Mizion Bone Marrow Registry has just reached an amazing milestone: 2,000 IDF soldiers have donated their stem cells to save 2,000 patients around the world. They not only protect citizens of the State of Israel, but also globally, those whose lives depend on a stem cell transplant.
http://www.ezermizion.org/blog/because-of-you-65/

Super prawn controls disease afflicting 220 million

I reported previously (Aug 2016) that Ben Gurion University scientists were cultivating all-male prawns to eradicate schistosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Now, with Israeli startup Enzoomic, they have produced all-female prawns – much better at controlling the disease.
https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/pages/news/super_shrimp.aspx
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-47509-6

Donated ambulances attended 75,000 calls

As reported previously (see here), retired UK surgeon Norman Rosenbaum, 84, has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Magen David Adom. His 12 MDA ambulances have attended some 75,064 calls over the years. Its crews have helped 997 women to give birth.
https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/mda-ambulances-donated-by-retired-surgeon-attended-over-75000-calls/

‘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 by Israel’s Dr. Sharon Shacham,.and based in Newton MA.
https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-made-innovative-cancer-treatment-gets-FDA-stamp-of-approval-600505 https://investors.karyopharm.com/news-releases/news-release-details/karyopharm-announces-fda-approval-xpoviotm-selinexor-treatment

Tech to rehabilitate at home

Israel’s WizeCare offers physiotherapists and clinicians an app that enables them to guide their patients during their at-home rehabilitation exercises. It has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic for their staff to provide personalized videos for patients and monitor compliance.
https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3769531,00.html

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