Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists’ development of TXM peptides can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in diabetics; Israeli startup Biotreat 21 has invented what it calls a miracle cream, claiming it could completely regrow damaged skin, and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s; A molecule to protect the brain
Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists’ development of TXM peptides can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in diabetics. Latest HUJ research shows that TXM peptides can also protect the brain after mild traumatic brain injury.
Cream to heal wounds
Israeli startup Biotreat 21 has invented what it calls a miracle cream, claiming it could completely regrow damaged skin by utilizing one’s own immune system. Initial trials have erased scars and even healed severe diabetic ulcers. It is also anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and kills pain.
More positive trials in ALS treatment
Phase 2 US trials of a single dose of Nurown stem cell treatment from Israel’s Brainstorm on 48 patients suffering from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) showed over 90% efficacy with no adverse effects. Multi-dosage trials can now take place.
Regenerative medicine award for HU scientist
Dr. Yosef Buganim, a research scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been honored with the Boyalife Science & Science Translational Medicine Award in Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine.
Outreach award for neuroscience
The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies awarded the EDAB-FENS Brain Awareness Week Excellence Award for 2016 to The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. FENS President Prof. Monica di Luca praised the HUJ for the imaginative ways it combines neuroscience research with the arts.
Boosting immunity to fight cancer
Dr. Pinchas Tsukerman of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has won a prestigious Kaye Innovation Award for developing novel monoclonal antibodies that can boost the immune system’s ability to destroy tumors.
Rebuilding lives – with Lego and art
The weekly Lego Workshop is an important part of Israeli charity Ezer Mizion’s extensive cancer support services for cancer patients (children and adults) and their families. It is held at Ezer Mizion’s “Oranit” cancer patient guest home – a home away for home during outpatient treatment. Also Ezer Mizion’s “Good Morning” visual art workshop that relieves some of the trauma from mothers with cancer.
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