Technion scientists have built a tool to help treat patients with immune system diseases; four women  were appointed commanders of IDF tank units; The deep link between wearing sandals and being Israeli is the subject of a new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum, and more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Mapping the immune system Israel’s Technion… Read more »

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Dental Volunteers for Israel provides free care to Jerusalem’s at-risk youth; Modi’in Ilit Linked to Life volunteers take local sick and bereaved Israeli children on surprise trips; Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology operates subsidized science and technology summer camps across Jerusalem, and much more! ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Free dentures for needy elderly For the last two years,… Read more »

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Technion scientists make discoveries on AIDS virus by researching feline equivalent; two Israeli companies won a counter-terrorism technology competition; 92-year-old Holocaust survivor makes Aliyah, and much more.  ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Cells go into a huddle before fighting infection Weizmann scientists have discovered that cells in the immune system cluster together to decide tactics, before being… Read more »

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Sophie Donio from Eilat is Israel’s first female EMS ambucycle driver; Deputy Minister Michael Oren hosted 1st-ever fast-breaking Iftar dinner in honor of Ramadan; There are currently 18 Israeli-founded companies worth over $1 billion, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israel’s first female ambucycle driver Sophie Donio from Eilat is Israel’s first female EMS ambucycle… Read more »

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US Government funds Israeli flu vaccine trial; Tel Aviv University and Indian philanthropic organization TATA Trusts will bring Israeli expertise and innovation to farmers; The new Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv has five floors of exhibits displaying 3,000 items, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US Government funds Israeli flu vaccine trial The… Read more »

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An Israeli breakthrough can reduce side-effects from chemicals; Israeli NGO leads the fight to reduce plastic waste and encourage recycling; Israel’s unemployment rate fell to 3.6%, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Eliminating major side-effects A breakthrough by Israeli scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Weizmann Institute can reduce side-effects in chemicals.  Treatments (e.g. thalidomide) contain both… Read more »

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Israeli scientist have developed a new non-invasive method to detect the breast cancer biomarker early and accurately; Israel welcomed 949,000 tourists in the first 3 months of 2018; Paraguay will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Early cancer detection Scientists at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center have… Read more »

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Israel makes progress in stem cell replacement therapy for Parkinson’s; President Rivlin and more Israeli politicians join in annual Druze festival celebrations; 70th Anniversary Yom Ha’Atzmaut show on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New pathway to treat Parkinson’s An Israeli-led international study has discovered that proteins called BMP5/7 are essential for… Read more »

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Tiny Israel ranked second after the US for the number of deals involving cybersecurity companies between 2013 and 2017; at the 70th Anniversary Independence Day ceremony in Jerusalem, 300 Intel quadcopters staged a light and music display in the sky; Israel has one of the most exciting dining scenes in the world, and it is just starting… Read more »

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A new $60 million program enables researchers to target the best treatments for a patient’s disease; Israeli startup patented an ecologically friendly process to convert non-recyclable household trash from landfills into reusable plastic building material; Druze communities share their ancient traditions and way of life, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Matching treatments to patients Israel has… Read more »

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Scientists at Haifa University have proved that a person’s mood can be determined by examining one’s handwriting; Israeli fashion designer Nitzan Kish has created 3D jewelry for self-defense; the price of food in Israel has dropped 5% in the past two years, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Using handwriting for psychoanalysis Scientists at Haifa University… Read more »

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Israeli scientists develop eyedrops that repair the corneas, improve vision; Magen David Adom gets award for strengthening paramedic training programs of Ecuador’s Red Cross; Researchers at Ben-Gurion University develop low-cost infrared sensor for use as night-vision glasses or self-driving cars, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Eyedrops could replace spectacles Israeli scientists at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center… Read more »

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Israel’s Zebra Medical Vision has received EU regulatory approval; Ahead of International Women’s Day, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted 22 outstanding female students (Jewish and Arab); The Israeli police and Ben-Gurion University have partnered to launch the Center for Computational Criminology in Be’er Sheva, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Brain bleed detection gets Europe approval… Read more »

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A Bar-Ilan University professor develops compound that targets tumors; the Ahmadiyya Muslim community enjoys freedom in Israel; Japanese duo enjoys Israeli snacks, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Compound to target enzyme that powers cancer cells. I reported previously (21st Jan) on the discovery by Professor Uri Nir, at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University of the FerT enzyme key to… Read more »

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Israel’s Stratasys is teaming up with multinational 3D software company Dassault Systèmes and robotics innovator Easton LaChappelle to provide amputees with affordable, custom-made, battery-powered prosthetic limbs; Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has reaffirmed Israel’s credit rating at its third highest “investment” grade, with a positive outlook; members of the “lost tribe” of Bnei Menashe finally… Read more »

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Fabry disease treatment is currently in Phase III trials; Tourism to Israel is booming with hotel overnights by overseas tourists totaling 10.6 million in 2017; 11-year-old Israeli is halfway to raising $4000 to purchase 100 water filters for Puerto Rico, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment for Fabry disease fast-tracked I reported previously (Jan… Read more »

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Good results in pancreatic cancer treatment trials; Israel is the most free country in the Middle East; Israel’s WaterGen is launching a water generation pilot with India’s Tata, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Good results in pancreatic cancer treatment trials Israel’s BioLineRx has announced encouraging initial results from its Phase 2a trials of its BL-8040… Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New target for cancer treatments Researchers at Israel’s Bar Ilan University have discovered a new enzyme called FerT, which exists only in the energy-generating mitochondria of cancer cells. When the enzyme was targeted in lab tests, the malignant cells were unable to produce energy and died. Israeli Scientists Discover New Enzyme to… Read more »

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Israeli groundbreaking technology saves legs from need for amputation; Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked noted that 54% of judges in Israel are female; a new Israeli headphone beams the sound from your device directly into your ears, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Stem cells save limbs from amputation Israel’s Laniado hospital used groundbreaking stem cell treatment from… Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in pancreatic cancer research Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that 7% of pancreatic cancer sufferers survive more than five years due to high levels of the gene miR-34a and low levels of the gene PLK1. They then devised a nanoparticle to deliver miR-34a and a PLK1 silencer direct to the… Read more »

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A Weizmann Institute scientist developed a cancer immunotherapy compound that is 30 times more effective than existing treatments; Ambassador Yoram Ettinger gives a very upbeat end of year state of the Israeli economy; the Keren Malki Foundation has unique and life-changing programs for children with special needs, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A better cancer immunotherapy… Read more »

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Companies with over 100 workers are required to hire disabled employees to fill at least 3% of positions; Taiwan’s Quanta Computer is to manufacture AR headsets with the Israeli- developed Lumus technology; Israel is to abolish customs and purchase taxes on a wide range of products, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Growing his leg… Read more »

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Raffi Rembrand, father of an autistic son, has invented the SensPD which detects a newborn suffering from sensory overload – a key factor in autism; Israel marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Dec. 3; Paint uses sunlight to cool buildings, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Diagnosing autism in newborns I reported previously (16th Apr) how Israel… Read more »

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Highlights of Ambassador Yoram Ettinger’s latest report include 3rd quarter GDP at 4.1% (Q2 was 2.5%); the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival (Dec 6 – 8) features premiere productions, live shows, free performances and tributes to the great Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonious Monk; Mohammad Kabiya is an Israeli Bedouin, Muslim Arab and he loves his country,… Read more »

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Scientists at Israel’s Technion Institute and Tel Aviv University have reconnected severed spinal cords of rats; Two Israeli-trained Palestinian Arab doctors travel from Jerusalem to Gaza every two months to perform eye operations on local Gazans; Deutsche Bank has rated the Israeli shekel as the world’s second-strongest currency after the Chinese yuan, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL… Read more »

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Israeli startup CorNeat Vision has completed the design and development stage of its artificial cornea implant; Major A became the first Druze navigator in the IDF; Israel has leaped eight places to number 16 in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS An artificial cornea Israeli startup CorNeat… Read more »

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Israeli innovation in water conservation benefits water-stressed regions of the world; Five Israeli startups have been selected for the first class of a new startup accelerator in Beijing; Trains connect Arab towns to Tel Aviv, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS AR headset for surgeons Geordi La Forge’s visor in the Star Trek science fiction… Read more »

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Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have discovered why chemotherapy sometimes doesn’t work; Cadets in the final stage of the IDF officers’ course participated in a 24-hour Hackathon to develop systems for helping disadvantaged children; The UK Israel Tech Hub organized a three-day TeXchange conference in London to share solutions to prevent cyber-attacks, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL… Read more »

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Israeli biotech Redhill has announced that the Phase 3 trial of its BEKINDA treatment for acute gastroenteritis and gastritis has met its targets for efficacy and safety; Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was flown by an ultra-Orthodox female pilot to Thessaloniki, Greece; In the 1960s, famous Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, produced Zionist-themed paintings, and much more. ISRAEL’S… Read more »

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A 72-year-old Canadian at Israel’s Rambam Medical Center is the first congestive heart failure patient to receive a new CoRolla implant from Israeli biotech CorAssist; Jerusalem’s Kivun Center helps the capital’s Haredim find employment; Israel’s unemployment rate fell to 4.1% in July, down from 4.3% in June, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Patient receives… Read more »

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Israeli researchers have made a breakthrough in non-invasive scanning; Charity Leket Israel has purchased a field for the sole purpose of growing food for the poor; For about two weeks every year, the Israel’s Judean Desert is transformed into a lush oasis with a green carpet and an abundance of flora and fauna, and much… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.

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US approves two Teva asthma treatments, Israel’s largest voluntary organization launched a new initiative to enable disabled individuals and their families to visit Israel, Tel Aviv’s Cybertech is the second largest conference and exhibition of cyber technologies in the world, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US approves two Teva asthma treatments The US FDA has approved… Read more »

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Israeli doctors save Arab baby with serious birth defect; British PM Theresa May called the State of Israel “a remarkable country” and “a beacon of tolerance”; Israel’s SpaceIL is one of only five teams to reach the final of the Google Lunar XPrize competition, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli doctors save Arab baby… Read more »

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