Month: August 2017

DLD Tel Aviv 2017: Ten Innovation Festival Events Not To Miss

admin | Uncategorized, | August 31, 2017

By Einat Paz-Frankel, NoCamels DLD Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest annual startup conference, will once again open its doors next week. With thousands of guests from around the world, and hundreds of startup and high-tech executives, the week-long…

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Gene-crunching firm aims to cut data down to size

admin | Technology, | August 31, 2017

By Times of Israel Staff Mapping individuals’ genomes is easier and cheaper with Genefomics’s compression system The human genome has been mapped, but the genomes of most humans have not – at least not yet.…

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Is whole wheat bread better than white? That may depend on your gut bacteria.

admin | Uncategorized, | August 31, 2017

By Kendra Pierre-Louis There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all nutrition. Whole-wheat bread is better for you than white bread, right? Maybe. According to a study published today in the journal Cell Metabolism, the answer depends on the bacteria…

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Israel’s vital contributions to nanotechnology

admin | Technology, | August 31, 2017

By Lin Arison and Diana C. Stoll Yeshayahu Talmon is a chemical engineer and former director of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. A frequent spokesman for the industry, he answers…

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Israel: Cybersecurity Powerhouse

admin | Cyber/Security, | August 30, 2017

By Yoram Ettinger 1. According to the June 15, 2017 Wall Street Journal, six Israeli startups (three in the cybersecurity sector) are among the top 25 tech companies, which may be the global leaders of tomorrow.…

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Mutation explains why some men live to 100

admin | Medical, | August 25, 2017

Israeli study suggests that making a slight change in the specific piece of DNA could possibly make people live longer. By Abigail Klein Leichman July 25, 2017, Prof. Gil Atzmon, longevity expert at University of…

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Sweeping study shows sharply declining male fertility

admin | Medical, | August 25, 2017

Meta-analysis finds that among men from North America, Europe and Australia, sperm concentration has declined more than 50% in less than 40 years. By ISRAEL21c Staff July 26, 2017, Sperm image by Phonlamai Photo/Shutterstock.com A…

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First ‘haploid’ human stem cells could advance medical research

admin | Medical, | August 25, 2017

Scientists have succeeded in creating only haploid embryonic stem cells – containing a single set of chromosomes – in non-human mammals such as mice, rats and monkeys. Stem cell research – especially that involving human…

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Can cannabis turn back the aging process?

admin | Medical, | August 25, 2017

Israeli researchers restore the memory performance of lab mice to a juvenile stage. Clinical trials on humans are next. By ISRAEL21c Staff May 14, 2017 Photo illustration by Dmytro Zinkevych/Shutterstock.com As our brain ages, our…

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Sniffing out diseases with the Nanose

admin | Medical, | August 25, 2017

Developed in Israel, the Nanose device analyzes breath in order to detect diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s, even in their earliest stages. By Lin Arison & Diana C. Stoll/The Desert and the Cities Sing…

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