Skin cancer treatment discovery; Israeli honors memory of 9/11 victims; First Temple bulla found in Jerusalem; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 3D printed implants to help two women walk In an Israeli first, two women have each been given a 3D printed titanium alloy implant to replace a broken talus (the… Read more »

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Tech to rehabilitate at home; Big Vegan success; ER nurse wins six European swimming medals; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “Last resort” myeloma treatment approved The US FDA has granted accelerated approval to XPOVIO for the treatment of resistant or relapsed multiple myeloma. XPOVIO (Selinexor) was developed by Karyopharm Therapeutics, established… Read more »

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New research into age-related immune failure, Israel’s first social-impact bank, huge Israeli sculpture in China desert, and more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New research into age-related immune failure In lab tests on aging and the immune system, biologists at Israel’s Ben Gurion University have profiled over 24,000 T-Cells. They identified that 30% deteriorate… Read more »

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A nano-vaccine for melanoma; Improving air safety in the US; unique drone technology; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A nano-vaccine for melanoma Scientists at Tel Aviv University have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma (skin cancer) that has proved effective in laboratory tests. Tiny particles made of bio-degradable polymer were packed… Read more »

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Re-igniting cells to kill cancer; Underprivileged teens startups; Stay on top of your work; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Re-igniting cells to kill cancer Ben Gurion University scientists have discovered a protein in the membrane of cancer cells that helps the cancer to grow by disabling the immune system’s white blood… Read more »

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At the International Physics Olympiad, held in Israel for the first time, Israelis won five medals; the renowned international Lego Art Exhibition, “The Art of the Brick,” returns to Holon Israel; a very strange passenger entered Terminal 3 at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, to the delight of surprised passengers and staff; and much more!… Read more »

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Pain relief without pills; Indonesian visit is worth diamonds; Smart homes become personal; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “Ghost” decoy cells kill cancer Israel Technion Professor Marcelle Machluf has developed tumor-shrinking technology using normally “good” mesenchymal stem cells that tumors hi-jack to help them grow. Machluf’s team removed the cells’ contents… Read more »

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Hadassah surgeons realign baby’s organs; Nintendo opens in Tel Aviv; UK minister visits Western Wall; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Hadassah surgeons realign baby’s organs In a first-of-its-kind operation, a team of doctors at Hadassah Medical Center repaired the hernia (muscle between chest and abdomen) of a new-born baby. Then using… Read more »

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Immunologist saves boy allergic to light; Arizona to set up Israel trade office; Genesis Prize winner donates prize money; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Immunologist saves boy allergic to light An Israeli boy suffering from solar urticaria (an allergy to light) has been saved by doctors at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center…. Read more »

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Transmitting neural messages to the next generation; Seven Tel Aviv tech conferences this month; Kosher and tasty; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment for genetic pancreatic cancer Researchers at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center have had positive results in trials of Lynparza (olaparib) for treating pancreatic cancer in carriers of BRCA mutations…. Read more »

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Monitor breathing at home; More healthcare cybersecurity; We Believe in Israel has 20,000 activists; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Regenerating bones Israeli startup Bone Sci Bio is developing a peptide product PeptOss that promotes the formation and repair of bone tissue. It also delivers treatments (antibiotics, chemotherapy, etc.) directly to the… Read more »

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Dual therapy to treat neurological disorders; Israeli startup values are accelerating; Israeli students plant trees in rocket craters; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Dual therapy to treat neurological disorders BGN Technologies, the technology-transfer company of Ben-Gurion University, has introduced a therapy for neurological disorders such as stroke and Alzheimer’s. Memantine and… Read more »

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Treatment pathway for fatal epilepsy; Advice to female entrepreneurs; Massive hi-tech investment; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment pathway for fatal epilepsy Dravet syndrome is an epileptic condition with a 15 to 20 percent mortality rate and resistant to current medications. Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that the DHODH gene… Read more »

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The first 3D printed heart; Tech solutions to overcome disabilities; Energy from the depths to the heights; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The first 3D printed heart Researchers at Tel Aviv University have unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue that contains cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers. Although… Read more »

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First live op using holographic imaging; Global women entrepreneurs come to Tel Aviv.; Super intelligent with less power; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS First live op using holographic imaging Surgeons at Toronto General Hospital performed the first live medical procedure using real-time holographic imaging developed by Israel’s RealView Imaging (see here)…. Read more »

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Bio-inspired robots; No crying as Tears for Fears returns; Alibaba buys second Israeli startup; and much more! by Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Preventing strokes without excessive bleeding Biotech eXithera is a portfolio company of Israel’s Clal Biotechnology. It has developed an anti-coagulant which has successfully completed Phase 1 trials. The treatment delays coagulation rather… Read more »

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Growing cells to kill cancer; Einstein manuscripts exhibited; New coral beach in Eilat; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Growing cells to kill cancer Israel’s Sheba hospital is partnering with Switzerland’s Lonza Group to fast-track production of the CAR-T cancer immunotherapy invented by Israeli scientists. Sheba is the first hospital to trial… Read more »

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Controlling the genome guardian; Teaching Hebrew to asylum seekers; A drone that can pick fruit; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Controlling the genome guardian Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have been able to silence the gene controlling the p53 protein known as “the guardian of the genome”. The p53 protein is… Read more »

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No escape from new leukemia biosensor; European approval for lung collapse warning; Square-fiber endoscope is outside the box; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS No escape from new leukemia biosensor Tel Aviv University scientists have devised a novel biosensor that can isolate and target all leukemic stem cells – the most malignant of leukemic cells. Previous… Read more »

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Eat healthy in Israel; Why Gazans prefer Israeli products; Shared taxis are a vehicle for kindness; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Eat healthy in Israel The Israel Ministry of Health has been running a TV and social media campaign against processed food. It recommends alternatives such as fresh chicken, legumes, and… Read more »

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Save the Children fund buys Israel’s EarlySense to monitor newborns in Kenya; Karawan Halabi makes history as the first Druze-Israeli to win a track-and-field national championship; Israel’s first-ever Bridal Fashion Week has just taken place at Ronit Farm; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Monitoring newborns in Kenya The Save the Children… Read more »

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