Month: January 2019

Groundbreaking treatment for aggressive brain cancer

admin | Medical, | January 3, 2019

Source: Xinhua Israeli researchers have developed innovative molecules for effective treatment of glioblastoma, a very aggressive type of brain cancer, as published by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Wednesday. These molecules inhibit protein formation,…

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New HIV drug offers potential cure

admin | Medical, | January 3, 2019

Source: Zion Medical Zion Medical, an Israeli biotech company developing HIV and cancer treatments, has announced the results of the first clinical trial of HIV-drug Gammora, eliminating up to 99% of the HIV virus within…

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3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants

admin | Medical, | January 3, 2019

By Abigail Klein Leichman CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung…

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Care, prevention and treatment of diabetes

admin | Medical, | January 3, 2019

Source: No Camels Diabetes and its prevalence in modern society have been sources of major international public health concerns for some time, as health officials worldwide have seen the number of those affected with the…

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New device for early detection of melanoma

admin | Medical, | January 3, 2019

By Abigail Klein Leichman Ofir Aharon was in the last year of his PhD studies in electro-optics when his mother was diagnosed with melanoma. Learning all he could about this deadly form of skin cancer,…

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Targeting bone marrow to destroy breast cancer tumours

admin | Medical, | January 3, 2019

By Hana Levi Julian Cancer cells  Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate in bone marrow. While the recruitment of bone…

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Successful blood test for lung cancer

admin | Medical, | January 3, 2019

By Benjamin Kerstein A chest X-ray showing a tumor in the lung (marked by arrow). The Israeli company Savicell has developed a successful blood test for lung cancer, allowing the disease to be detected and treated…

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Sustainable “plastics” on the horizon

admin | Environment/Energy, | January 3, 2019

By Hana Levi Julian   Waves smack the Mediterranean Coast on the shores of northwest Israel.  A new study carried out at Tel Aviv University describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don’t require…

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Israel is helping the worldwide water shortage

admin | Uncategorized, | January 3, 2019

By Oren Peleg A still from the film “Sustainable Nation” More than a decade before David Ben-Gurion declared Israeli independence from the confines of a Tel Aviv bomb shelter, he and other luminaries who envisioned a…

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Tiny solar panels for smart electronics

admin | Environment/Energy, | January 3, 2019

By Anna Hirtenstein A startup in Israel is implanting tiny solar panels on electronic devices that allows the devices to sustainably generate their own power, the latest sign that falling costs are pushing renewable energy…

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