US Covid-19 vaccine progres; Jerusalem is in our hands; Mission to Neptune; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Good progress of Pluristem trial Seven of the eight critically ill coronavirus patients on ventilators, treated with PLX stem cells from Israel’s Pluristem, survived after 28 days.  Only one of those still needed mechanical… Read more »

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Good news for bone-marrow transplants; A 1-minute coronavirus test; Israel re-opens 20 National parks; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Detecting heart problems in coronavirus patients Israel’s DiA Imaging Analysis (reported here previously) uses its AI image analysis of ultrasound scans to detect cardiac problems.  DiA has received a NIS 2.5 million grant… Read more »

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Antibodies to attack coronavirus; Ramadan in Israel; Schools, markets & malls re-open; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Antibodies to attack coronavirus The Israel Institute for Biological Research in Ness Ziona has developed four antibodies that attack the coronavirus and neutralize it in the body of an infected person. It is described… Read more »

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Israeli coronavirus treatment benefits six patients; Arabs fight in Israel’s war; Is coronavirus spreading?; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli coronavirus treatment benefits six patients Six moderate to severe Israeli coronavirus patients have shown clinical improvement with the new opaganib  treatment from Israel’s Redhill (see here previously). All required less supplemental oxygenation,… Read more »

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The meaning of life; Fitch gives Israel an A+; Young Israelis volunteer in droves; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Another potential coronavirus treatment Israeli biotech Redhill has announced that another of its pipeline medicines RHB-107 (upamostat) is to be tested by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)… Read more »

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Positive coronavirus treatment news; Israel’s first Haredi doctor in coronavirus front line; Lowering the risk of supervising patients; and much more! by: Micheal Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Positive coronavirus treatment news Six critically ill Israeli coronavirus patients with organ failure are still alive after 1-week’s Pluristem’s PLX cell-therapy in three separate Israeli medical centers. Four show… Read more »

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Testing coronavirus treatment; Adopt a doctor; Coronavirus advice Chatbot; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Testing coronavirus treatment As reported in the 22nd Mar newsletter, Israel’s Pluristem is developing a treatment for severe coronavirus patients.  Latest news is that Pluristem has begun human testing in Israel. https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israels-company-uses-placenta-cells-to-treat-critical-covid-19-patients-622960 Treatment for ARDS The US FDA… Read more »

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Mentored by engineers from the Technion, Israel’s leading technology university, a high school robotics team in Haifa produced a robot to deliver equipment, medicine and food and help protect hospital medical staff from COVID-19. By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel The robotics club at a Haifa high school has teamed up with engineers at the… Read more »

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Over 70 Israeli companies fight coronavirus; Philanthropic Israeli companies; Prayers against coronavirus; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Over 70 Israeli companies fight coronavirus Israeli non-profit Startup Nation Central (SNC) has created a comprehensive directory of more than 70 relevant Israeli med-tech startups that are helping combat COVID-19. The areas are treatment,… Read more »

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Virus protection masks; Trial success for diabetes pill; Financial power for radio wave power; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Virus protection masks Israel’s Sonovia (see here) is now in full production of its face masks that protect the wearer from the coronavirus. Sonovia will donate the first 120,000 of the new masks… Read more »

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Helping coronavirus patients breathe; Using hi-tech to re-stock the shelves; Superheroes bring Purim parcels to sick children; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Lung cancer transplant patient receives his own lung In a medical breakthrough, surgeons at Israel’s Beilinson hospital temporarily removed the left lung from a lung cancer patient. They then… Read more »

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Treatment for severe victims of coronavirus; On-line learning for locked-down Chinese kids; Another $200 million for SentinelOne; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in fighting resistant bacteria and cancer Researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have used Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and AI to design new antibiotics and treatments for RNA… Read more »

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Microgrids for more efficient energy; British synagogues on display in Tel Aviv; Ukrainian Olim land on International Holocaust Day; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in nanomedicine Scientists at Israel’s Technion Institute have developed a microbiological technique to generate electrical fields that can manipulate individual bacteria cells. They can then introduce… Read more »

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Orphan status for pancreatic cancer treatment; 100 years of caring for Israel; Training students to protect crops; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Inhibiting an enzyme may cure Alzheimer’s Israel’s ProteKt Therapeutics is developing a treatment for early stage Alzheimer’s disease. It inhibits the PKR enzyme that is over-expressed in Alzheimer’s patients… Read more »

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Another good trial of colon capsule scan; US professors visit Israeli universities; UK & Israel’s new strategic partnership; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Prioritizing flu vaccinations Israeli health company Maccabi has partnered with Israel’s Medial EarlySign (see here).  Maccabi will integrate EarlySign’s flu algorithm, which flags people at high risk of… Read more »

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A clearer future for children; Fixing homes of the poor; World leaders come to Israel; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Fixing the root cause of diabetes Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Motti Chevion has developed Zygosid-50, the first treatment to restore near-normal cellular sensitivity to insulin, without side effects. Israel’s Concenter… Read more »

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Israeli treatment in Mass trials; A revealing scientific breakthrough; Israeli MasterChef judge to feed Microsoft employees; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US approves freezing of tumors The US FDA has granted approval for Israel’s IceCure Medical to use its tumor-freezing technology to destroy cancerous and benign tumors of the kidney, liver,… Read more »

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Lowering the cost of X-rays; Government funding for all citizens; Video of the decade; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Decoy molecule neutralizes dangerous viruses Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute and at Tel Aviv University have engineered a molecule called Arenacept to fool and destroy viruses that migrate from rodents to humans…. Read more »

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Countering the side-effects of cancer treatment; Warm coats for poor children; Now we’re really pumping; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS TB vaccine can prevent Alzheimer’s Israeli scientists have studied 1,371 bladder cancer patients receiving treatment at Hebrew University’s Hadassah Medical Center. They found that those who had received the BCG vaccination… Read more »

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One of the best places for female entrepreneurs; Israeli property prices stabilize; Ethiopian-Israeli MK lights candle in London’s Trafalgar Square; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Breakthrough in the fight to cure Lupus Researchers at Israel’s Ben Gurion University and the US NIH have identified a trigger for the autoimmune disease Lupus…. Read more »

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European award for stem cell investigator; Protecting endangered species; Saving water to save the planet; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Extending lives of pancreatic cancer patients In the latest Phase 2a trial of the pancreatic cancer treatment from Israel’s BioLineRx (see here) three-quarters of the patients at disease stage 4 were… Read more »

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Green light for finger prick blood test; Haredi teens train as emergency responders; Currency reserves at new record; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Another breakthrough in pancreatic cancer research Israeli scientists and doctors have induced the self-destruction of pancreatic cancer cells in mice. A small molecule, PJ34, normally used to treat… Read more »

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Nano-chips help treat Alzheimer’s; Female entrepreneurs meet investors; Helping athletes to think; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Targeting chemo at tumors only Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a method that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to malignant cells and bypasses healthy ones. Cancer cells emit the protein TRPV2… Read more »

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