Toys for Arabs and Jews; Real milk, no cows; Jerusalem in transition; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS No new Covid infections Last Shabbat (5th June) Israel registered zero new local COVID-19 infections for the first time in more than a year. There are now only some 200 coronavirus infected patients in… Read more »

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Women climb the tech ladder; As strong as spider silk; In touch with the senses; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Severe Covid patients cured in a day Israel’s Bonus BioGroup (see here previously) tested its MesenCure MSC treatment on 10 severely ill, high risk Covid-19 patients at Haifa’s Rambam hospital. All ten… Read more »

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Gazan children in Israeli hospital; Israel’s cloud; A conveyor belt of Unicorns; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Blood clot treatment for chronic wounds Israelis Dr Igal & Alon Kushnir founded RedDress Medical to develop ActiGraft – a revolutionary fast treatment that uses blood clots made from the patient’s own blood to… Read more »

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Molecule protects implants; Nail it every time; Israel – an island of sanity in testing times; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Trials for Covid-19 wonder treatment The EXO-CD24 Covid treatment (see here) invented by doctors at Israel’s Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center, is about to begin Phase 2 trials in Greece on 90… Read more »

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Rally in Atlanta brings local community together in solidarity as barrages of rockets destroy Israeli cities. By Stephanie Nissani Crowds of Jewish Americans and Israelis gathered Wednesday night in the parking lot across from Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center to rally for unity and peace in Israel amid barrages of rockets fired at Israeli civilians... Read more »

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Israeli dedicates goal to Meron victims; Award for Technion volunteer; Molecular tweezers to destroy bacteria; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Success in trials of multiple myeloma treatment Israel’s BioLineRx (see here previously) has reported positive results in the Phase 3 trial of its Motixafortide treatment in combination with G-CSF for multiple myeloma…. Read more »

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A taste of Tunisia and Morocco; Saving life in Jerusalem; Tech research institute; and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Panic over Israel is recording less than 100 new Covid-19 cases a day, with under 1,600 total infections. Swimming pools, gyms and dining at restaurants are to be opened even to the unvaccinated…. Read more »

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Probiotic yoghurt molecules treat Covid; Earth Day clean up; Rare historical videos released; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccination good news 5 million Israelis have now received two Covid vaccinations – 80% of the adult population. And a new study shows that vaccinations have saved some 6,000 Israeli lives. Finally, Israel’s… Read more »

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Heart surgery for Iraqi baby; Ramadan greetings; Smart coffee; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccine even protects the unvaccinated Unvaccinated children of Covid-19 vaccinated parents are far less likely to contract the virus. Researchers at Israel’s Technion and health company Maccabi used data from 223 Israeli communities to show each 20%… Read more »

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US teens return to study in Israel; Microsoft to invest $1 billion in Israel; Smarter than Amazon; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Bacteria can help anti-cancer immune response There is a complex relationship between bacteria and cancer (reported here previously). Now, scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have discovered that bacteria inside cancer… Read more »

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Saving lives from snakebites; 30-second baggage disinfection; Twitter acquires Reshuffle; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Huge drop in coronavirus reproduction Israel’s “R” factor – the average number of people that one person infects with the SARS-Cov-2 virus – has fallen to just over 0.5 and less than 1% of tests are… Read more »

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Running from Jerusalem to Eilat; M.A. in Smart Cities; Ice batteries; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Huge drop in infections Israel’s Covid-19 infection rate has fallen such that hospitals are now closing their coronavirus wards. 50% of Israelis are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. See also the YouTube animation showing relative… Read more »

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5 million vaccinated; Transforming ophthalmic surgery; Reaching remote communities; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 5 million vaccinated Israel’s five millionth recipient of the Covid-19 vaccine was a pregnant 34-year-old from the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, Restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotels, event venues, places of worship, most school grades 7-10, and… Read more »

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Pandemic research center opens; Israel Summit; Smart farming in the Caribbean; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 90% of over-50s vaccinated or recovered Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has announced that 90% of Israelis over the age of 50 have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. 75% of them are eligible… Read more »

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Innovations in Life Sciences; Dispensing sterile gloves; Innovation cities; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Astonishing vaccination results Over 50% of all Israeli citizens have now received at least one Covid-19 vaccination, with 3 million (nearly one-third) having had both. The Pfizer vaccine is shown to be 95.8% effective in preventing new… Read more »

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Recovered patients volunteer at hospitals; From Startup Nation to VacciNation; An impossible year; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “This can change the fate of humanity” Israel’s PM heralded the latest Israeli Covid-19 therapy, EXO-CD24, developed at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center. When given to 30 moderate to severe Covid-19 patients,… Read more »

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A Google map of brain RNA; World Cancer Day; The earliest edible olives; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccines for everyone over 16 Israel is the first country to offer vaccines to any citizen over the age of 16. It aims to vaccinate 90% of the over-50s within two weeks. Nearly… Read more »

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From coffee to vaccines; Independence for the disabled; Flying pizza; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The Vaccination Nation Nearly 3 million Israelis have now received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 1.7 million have now received the second.  Covid infections and serious illnesses of Israelis over… Read more »

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Monitoring coma patients; Direct flights to Morocco; Still an A+; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccination progress 27% of Israelis (2.4 million) have had their first Covid vaccination and rollout to the over-40s has begun.  Numbers of seriously ill over-60s have fallen by a third and the reproduction rate is below… Read more »

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Vaccine rollout; Women driving STEM; Non-polluting buses; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccine rollout 2 million+ Israelis have had their first Pfizer vaccination. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first of over 110,000 Israelis to receive the second dose. He also announced that Israel could be the first nation to be… Read more »

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More vaccines arrive; Prize for human tissue printer; Educating children about AI; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS More vaccines arrive The first 120,000 doses of the 6 million coronavirus vaccines ordered from Moderna have arrived in Israel. These are to be primarily used to vaccinate homebound citizens. Over 1.5 million Israelis… Read more »

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15-minute Covid-19 test; An eco-village in the Negev; Good Night 2020; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS One million vaccinations Over a million Israelis have now had their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. More than 150,000 vaccinations are being administered each day – the highest per capita in the world…. Read more »

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Senior’s cancer prize; Great minds; Almost too fast; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Rolling out the vaccine 140,000 Israelis were vaccinated in the first three days of the Pfizer vaccine rollout. (This editor received his first dose of vaccine on the sixth day). In addition, Magen David Adom are deploying unique… Read more »

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One ventilator for 3 patients; Chanukah on the streets of Jerusalem; $30 million for emergency department; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Mutating cancer cells Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute, working with others in the Netherlands and Norway, have discovered that melanoma cells can “frameshift” to grow whilst avoiding the immune system. … Read more »

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Israeli blood tests for the Gulf; First female IAF Bureau Chief; Fast analysis of data; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Stem cell treatment can help MS patients Jerusalem’s Hadassah-University Medical Center and Israel’s NeuroGenesis have developed a stem cell treatment for patients with progressive multiple sclerosis. A Phase II human trial… Read more »

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Women are the peacemakers; Tech to make tourism safe; Jerusalem sights and colors; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS More accessible cancer treatment The Car-T cancer therapy invented by Israel’s Professor Zelig Eshhar (see here) is curing thousands of blood cancer patients. But the manual effort is hugely expensive. Now Israel’s ADVA Biotechnologies is… Read more »

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Crystal clear hearing; Tech salaries are rising; Tel Aviv never stops; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Retinal scanner for early Alzheimer’s test Israeli-founded Canadian-based RetiSpec has developed the RS1, which uses hyperspectral retinal imaging and AI to examine the back of the eye. It can identify harmful amyloid proteins and other… Read more »

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Vaccine connections; Watt a car!; RunYoung; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli scientists reverse aging process In the first trial on humans, Israeli scientists have shown hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can reduce two key biological hallmarks of aging – telomere length shortening and accumulation of senescent cells. These factors lower the… Read more »

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European grant for mental health startup; Boosting 5G projects; 3000-year-old fortress in the Golan; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Inflammatory eye diseases Israel’s Tarsius (see here) reported positive results in a study of its TRS01 treatment of Active Anterior Non-Infectious Uveitis – an inflammatory eye disease. It shows promise for saving the… Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS First human tests of Israeli Covid-19 vaccine On Nov 1, two Israelis received the first doses of Israel’s coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by the Israel Institute of Biological Research. The volunteers were inoculated at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer and Hadassah’s Jerusalem Ein Kerem Medical Center. https://www.timesofisrael.com/first-2-volunteers-injected-with-israeli-virus-vaccine-kicking-off-human-trials/ https://www.jpost.com/health-science/israel-launches-coronavirus-vaccine-human-trials-647631 The next generation… Read more »

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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Starving leukemia cells to protect the brain Israeli and Scottish scientists have found that the brain can be protected from metastatic leukemia by blocking the production of the fatty acid stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD). The discovery is particularly important for the treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. https://www.technion.ac.il/en/2020/10/leukemia-and-the-brain/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s43018-020-00115-2 Prospective treatment… Read more »

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