A healthier future; Israel at the UN; Solar powered fabric; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Five patients saved by new Covid-19 treatment Israel’s Enlivex Therapeutics reported positive results in its clinical Covid-19 trial of its Allocetra treatment (reported here previously) Five seriously ill patients made complete recoveries, an average 8.5 days after… Read more »

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Israeli Art Lending Library; Rescuing refugees on Lesbos; OrCam wins German innovation prize; and much more! by: Michael Ordmam ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Know your enemy Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute and the Israel Institute for Biological Research have identified four new proteins and 19 peptides that Covid-19 infected patients produce. They believe that these may… Read more »

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A painless bandage; Baby turtles get a helping hand; A date with history; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Radiation to reduce Covid-19 inflammation Doctors at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center are to test the use of low-dosage radiation on 30 severe Covid-19 patients. It is expected to reduce the inflammatory cells that… Read more »

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The patient room of 2030; Covid-19 aid to Liberia; Israeli Wonder Woman returns; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS More patients to receive Covid-19 treatment Israel’s Pluristem (reported here previously) has launched an FDA-cleared Covid-19 expanded access program. It enables Pluristem to use its PLX-PAD cells to treat up to 100 more infected… Read more »

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Maya goes viral; Making facemasks together; WakeUp with a BioLift; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Covid-19 one-second gargle test Israel’s Sheba Medical Center is trialing a gargle-and-spit test that is 95% accurate in detecting Covid-19 infections. The USB-powered machine is the size of an ashtray and takes just one second to… Read more »

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Hadassah tests Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine; 4 Israeli women lawmakers; Gong becomes a Unicorn; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Covid-19 passive vaccine cures 3 Israelis Three of the first critical Covid-19 patients treated with the new IgG plasma-derived “passive vaccine” product developed by Israel’s Kamada and Hadassah Medical Center (reported here previously), have… Read more »

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Competition for remote Femtech; The future of Education; Israel’s largest server farm; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Aviptadil saves Covid-19 patients As reported here previously, Aviptadil from Israel’s NeuroRx, is undergoing Phase 2/3 trials in Israel and the US. The adapted treatment, now known as RLF-100, prevents Covid-19 replication and has already… Read more »

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So how is your health?; Covid-19 Shield updated; Monitoring construction sites; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Pre-clinical success for Covid-19 ARDS treatment Israel’s BrainStorm (reported here previously) reported promising results of pre-clinical trials for its Nurown treatment for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) brought about by Covid-19. The NurOwn cells reduced the… Read more »

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Positive report on “second wave”; Safe analysis of dangerous viruses; Japanese investment increases; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The 3rd most Covid-19 solutions Cross-border investment specialists Cukierman & Co state that Israel has the most Covid-19 solutions, after the USA and China. Some 180 of Israel’s 1,600 life sciences companies are… Read more »

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Matching cancer treatment to patients; Australia and Israel are “mates”; Economic agreement with Thailand; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treat fat in lungs to kill Covid-19 Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Mount Sinai in New York, have prevented Covid-19 from reproducing. In lab tests, the virus was… Read more »

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Another fast Covid-19 test; Even the disabled can surf here; There will still be Israeli Bluebirds; and much more! by: Michael Ordman   ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The best test for Covid-19 antibodies Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a serological test that from one blood sample can, for the first time, identify all three… Read more »

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Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Covid-19; A portable oxygen generator; Journey to Judaism; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Covid-19 Israeli-founded AZTherapies is in Phase 3 trials for its ALZT-OP1 for Alzheimer’s disease. The treatment also suppresses the immune system’s “cytokine storm” that is often lethal to Covid-19 infected… Read more »

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Free coronavirus web app to connect volunteers; Treating disease in space; King of US college tennis; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS World’s first passive immunization Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital is cautiously optimistic after the world’s first passive immunization of a critically ill coronavirus patient. After an injection of Kamada’s IgG antibody product… Read more »

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Israeli progress combating Covid-19; Tel Aviv beaches are accessible; Another smart car connection; and much more! by: Micheal Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Covid-19 antibody treatment is now available Israel’s Kamada (reported here previously) has completed manufacturing the first batch of its plasma-derived Immunoglobulin G (IgG) product for Covid-19 patients. Initial vials of the antibody have been… Read more »

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How old is your brain?; Syrian baby flown to Israel for heart surgery; Energy from plants; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A new passive coronavirus vaccine prospect Israeli researchers at Bar-Ilan University have identified short amino acid sequences (epitopes), that trigger an immune response to eliminate Covid-19. The discovery could lead… Read more »

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Detecting Covid-19 in India; Free prosthetics for children; Takeaway benefits the needy; and much more! by: Micheal Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Keeping Covid-19 patients off ventilators Israel’s Respinova developed Pulsehaler to help COPD patients improve their lungs and avoid ventilation. Repinova is now preparing for clinical trials in Israel on patients suffering from acute respiratory… Read more »

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A facemask that cleans itself; How Israeli companies retained employees; How Israeli companies retained employees; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Gaucher’s treatment also works for Covid-19. In animal tests Israel’s Institute for Biological Research has found two treatments for the genetic disorder Gaucher’s disease are also effective against Covid-19 and other… Read more »

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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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