Category: Medical

Recent breakthrough discoveries in autism research

admin | Medical, | May 7, 2018

By Simona Shemer Roughly 1 in 160 children worldwide lives with autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, behaviors, and communication, according to the World Health Organization.…

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Check-cap capsule could replace the colonoscopy

admin | Medical, | May 7, 2018

By Abigail Klein Leichman Evidence shows the removal of adenomatous polyps found through colonoscopy can reduce colorectal incidence and mortality. #IngestibleX-Ray Because nearly one-third of the eligible US population and more than 60 percent of…

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Promise for Parkinson’s therapy

admin | Medical, | May 7, 2018

By Abigail Klein Leichman Israelis discover proteins that promote dopamine secretion in study that has potential applications for Parkinson’s disease cell-replacement therapy. Image via Shutterstock An Israeli-led international study featured on the cover of The Journal…

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Microscopic retina restores sight to the blind

admin | Medical, | May 7, 2018

By Yael Ella A simple, cheap, retinal prosthesis may restore sight to blind people. Scientists at Tel Aviv University and Linköping University in Sweden have developed a tiny photoactive film that converts light impulses into electrical signals. These signals…

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Startup helps pathologists process biopsies

admin | Medical, | March 27, 2018

By Shoshanna Solomon An Israeli startup is looking to use computer vision and artificial intelligence to help pathologists process and analyze biopsies for cancer more accurately and quickly. Today, most diagnoses of diseases including cancer…

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Feeding the hungry, curing the sick

admin | Medical, | March 9, 2018

By Abigail Klein Leichman  In the beginning, there was Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle. Eight and a half years after Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s bestseller shed light on Israel’s implausibly successful…

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Biological materials replace dental scalpels

admin | Medical, | March 9, 2018

Source: Technion Institute of Technology Technion researchers have developed a technology that replaces scalpels with natural biological materials Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a nanotechnology that replaces the surgical scalpel with…

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How to grow a brain in a test-tube!

admin | Medical, | March 9, 2018

By Sue Surkes Weizmann Institute’s study of brain wrinkling opens way for future research into disorders such as microcephaly, epilepsy and schizophrenia An Israeli research team has discovered a way to grow a miniature version…

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AI saves lives in the ICU

admin | Medical, | February 23, 2018

By:  Brian Blum Two years ago, Gal Salomon’s mother developed sepsis during a stay in the hospital. “It was a big hospital with a lot of patients and no one saw or understood it was…

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Killing a cancerous tumor with synthetic cells

admin | Medical, | February 23, 2018

Source: NoCamels Team Israeli scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have successfully treated a cancerous tumor, eradicating its cancer cells using a “nano-factory” – a synthetic cell that produces anti-cancer proteins within the tissue,…

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