Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have uncovered a molecule called Agrin, that appears to control the cardiac repair process; Israel is subsidizing afternoon daycare for all families; Israel Export Institute reported that Israeli exports to the U.S. amounted to $3.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A molecule that restores… Read more »
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli thorn bush treats diabetes Dr. Tovit Rosenzweig of Ariel University has discovered that the Israeli plant Sarcopoterium Spinosum (sira kotzanit / thorny burnet) can balance blood sugar levels. Dr. Rosenzweig is developing a treatment from the plant that could benefit more than 200 million diabetes sufferers worldwide. http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/meet-sarcopoterium-spinosum-grows-mostly-in-israel-will-save-millions-of-diabetics/2017/06/21/ New treatment… Read more »
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute genetically sequenced every cell in the brain’s immune system (microglia). In Alzheimer’s disease, they found Disease-Associated Microglia (DAM) trying to keep the brain healthy, but restrained due to insufficient or mutated key regulatory proteins like TREM2. It may lead to new therapies. https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/life-sciences/over-dam-cells-rejuvenate-brain… Read more »
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The protein that kills cancer cells Professor Varda Shoshan-Barmatz of Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed many new treatments to kill cancer cells by targeting the protein VDAC1 that controls cell death. A new Israeli biotech, Vidac, is trialing these treatments. VDA-1102 ointment for pre-skin cancer is in Phase 2. https://aabgu.org/targeting-brain-cancer/ http://www.vidacpharma.com/pipeline-vidac-pharma New… Read more »
Israel’s CorAlert is developing a non-invasive monitor that can diagnose heart failure in real-time; the Facebook group Israeli Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (IWEN) has 700 members and helps Anglo female entrepreneurs in Israel; Israel’s 2016 revenue totaled 321.1 billion shekels ($88.02 billion), higher than the Government’s 2016 target of 312.3 billion shekels ($85.61 billion), and much… Read more »
Israeli startup CardiacSense has developed a smartwatch heart monitor which is almost as accurate as an ECG machine; Israel Advanced Technology Industries (IATI) brought together 35 programmers to make people’s lives better; Israeli Government bonds will be even more highly desirable shortly, when included in the Citigroup World Government Bond Index (WGBI), and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL… Read more »
Researchers at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital prevent loss of vision; Italy, Israel, Greece and Cyprus have pledged to move ahead with the world’s longest undersea natural gas pipeline from the eastern Mediterranean to southern Europe, with support from the European Union; the 2017 International Méditerranée Festival takes place in 9 settings in the Israeli city of… Read more »
Israeli company develops fast method for testing food for dangerous bacteria; A new app synchronizes a user’s music playlists with their friend’s favorites, allowing for the instant sharing of music; Israel’s Foresight develops system that constructs and analyzes a 3D image in order to foresee possible road collisions, and much more.
Researchers developed a new bio-medical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system; Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller signed the first-ever trade agreement between the US and the Samaria Regional Council; The Israel Festival takes place from June 1st to June 18th, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Nano-polymer repairs damaged arteries… Read more »
Researchers from Israel’s Technion and Harvard have a new theory on how Parkinson’s disease develops; “Adif,” a special consumer and social club for people in Israel with recognized disabilities, has been launched; Israel’s foreign exchange reserves rose by another $1.97 billion during April, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New understanding about Parkinson’s Researchers from… Read more »
US Department of Defense awards $9.2 million contract to Israeli medical startup; Master’s program at Israeli college trains students to help special-needs children reach their potential; Bloomberg rates Israel’s economy the third most stable in the world, after Hong Kong and South Korea, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Pentagon funds Israeli infection test system The US Department of Defense… Read more »
At the Na Laga’at center in Jaffa, professional deaf & blind actors run the show; the IDF gives important jobs to young people with autism; a free program helps Israeli-Arab men stop smoking, and much more.
MedyMatch has just signed separate 5-year agreements to integrate the groundbreaking technology with IBM and Samsung equipment; the IDF gives important analysis jobs to young people with autism; Israel’s foreign exchange reserves at the end of March 2017 were just over $103 billion – an increase of $1271 million from their level at the end of February,… Read more »
Teams of Israeli scientists have triggered cell death in tumors; High points of the Bank of Israel Annual Report include good growth, low unemployment, low inflation, rising wages, low budget deficit and good tech exports, despite a high Shekel; Israel is Mexico’s biggest investor, after the USA, Spain and Germany, and more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli breakthrough… Read more »
The MRI-focused ultrasound brain treatment from Israel’s Insightec is used at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center to cure patients of tremors; Israel’s economy grew 4% in 2016, up from 2.5% in 2015; Harper’s Bazaar has published 30 beautiful photos of Israel, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Patient hypnotized to overcome fear of MRI The MRI-focused… Read more »
Researchers at Israel’s Technion discovered unique amyloid fibrils used by the deadly antibiotic resistant MRSA bacteria to attack the immune system; Plans for Tel Aviv’s new Dov Neighborhood, to be constructed after Sde Dov airport is vacated, includes 2,100 affordable apartments; Chinese investment fund Blueconomy Center has raised $150 million for investing in marine and environmental technologies… Read more »
Positive results for “wonder” cancer treatment; the Yad Sarah organization will provide distress transmitters to all elderly hospital patients living in geriatric nursing institution; the partners of the Leviathan natural gas reservoir have announced that they will invest $3.75 billion in its development, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Positive results for ‘wonder’ cancer treatment I… Read more »
A 400-foot poster displays 120 years of Zionism at Ben Gurion Airport; KKL-JNF held its first Latin American Youth Leadership Conference in Israel; 102 members of India’s Bnei Menashe community have arrived in Israel, and much more.
Better connections for patients needing dialysis; Israel is one of the best countries for families; The Indian Space Agency launched two Israeli satellites into orbit, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Better connections for patients needing dialysis Israeli medical device startup Laminate Medical Technologies has developed a blood vessel support device implanted in patients needing… Read more »
New treatment to fight cancer; American humanitarian assistance organization Jewish Joint Distribution Committee in Israel (JDC-Israel) teamed up with Microsoft and HP for a first JDC Social Impact Hackathon; Israel’s sale of its largest-ever euro-denominated bonds was more than four times oversubscribed, and much more.
Israel’s unemployment rate fell to 4.3%; the Bank of Israel’s foreign currency reserves exceeded $100 billion for the first time ever; 69% of all electricity produced in Israel now comes from natural gas, and much more!