Israel’s CollPlant has been awarded the EU CE Mark for VergenixSTR, a soft tissue repair matrix for the treatment of tendinopathy; Hebrew University scientists’ peptide treatment for HIV to make it self-destruct has now been tested on the blood from AIDS patients, and much more.

Researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University are developing gold nano-rods to help identify and treat blocked arteries, and scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have destroyed the HIV virus using peptides containing multiple copies of the virus’ DNA.

South Africa buys Israeli virus testing system and scientists from Israel’s Technion are using tiny silicon “nanopore” scanners to detect molecular DNA biomarkers in cancer cells.

A new Israeli program calms children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and researchers at IBM Israel developed an app that can detect attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms.

I usually publicize the positive achievements of the Jewish State. This week, however, I want to illustrate that much of Israel’s work also goes into counteracting the negative side of life in the modern world.