Category: Medical

New sweet protein – excellent for diabetics

admin | Medical, | August 26, 2018

By Brian Blum Thaumatin, found in the katemfe plant, is a sweet protein that can be used to replace sugar. Ninety-nine percent of all fruits in the world derive their sweetness from sugar. But there…

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Personalised medicine: the new health frontier

admin | Medical, | August 26, 2018

Source: The Times of Israel Medicine is going personal, driven by the dropping cost of genetic testing. And the global medical community is abuzz with anticipation for the ability to treat patients with therapies specifically…

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Safer, cheaper colonoscopies

admin | Medical, | August 26, 2018

By Brian Blum A promising new technology for improving colonoscopies got its start as a way to remotely explore smuggling tunnels. When a tunnel is discovered, homeland security or military personnel need to quickly and…

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The future of medicine

admin | Medical, | August 26, 2018

By David Dangoor Share on facebook Share on twitter Health database. Lately, national health services in the UK are trying to find solutions for prohibitive and largely ineffective medical treatments. These health services are under such…

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Israeli-developed OCD treatment

admin | Medical, | August 26, 2018

By:  Ilanit Chernik The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted marketing of the BrainsWay Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation System for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder after reviewing data from a multicentre study. Brainsway, an…

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New eye-drops may mean the end of spectacles

admin | Medical, | August 26, 2018

By:  Abigail Klein Leichman Would you rather wear glasses or contact lenses, have laser surgery, or put drops in your eyes to see well? Consumers are starting to demand the third option, as new scientific…

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Nitrogen and cancer

admin | Medical, | August 26, 2018

Source:  Weizmann Institute Staining of normal liver tissue (upper row, four images from right) reveals high levels of four different urea cycle enzymes (brown or reddish-brown), whereas liver cancer samples (bottom row Nitrogen is a…

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New Autism centre in the Negev

admin | Medical, | July 10, 2018

Source: Ben Gurion University The Negev Autism Center recently won the Ministry of Science and Technology tender to establish a national information center on the subject of autism. As such, it will become the coordinating body to assemble…

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Turn-on probes pinpoint cancer cells

admin | Medical, | July 10, 2018

By Shoshana Solomon Illustration of image-guided surgery using the probes that light up in the presence of cancerous cells, technology that was developed by researchers at the Tel Aviv University.  Researchers at Tel Aviv University…

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Revolutioning painful oral ulcers – at last!

admin | Medical, | July 10, 2018

  A unique patch which sticks to the moist surface inside of your mouth is revolutionizing the treatment of painful recurring ulcers. The novel patch slowly releases steroids straight on to oral ulcers and forms protective barrier. Polymers…

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