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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Israeli cancer death rates drop; Israeli aid for Venezuelan refugees; Israelis file nearly 5000 patents in the US; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israeli cancer death rates drop Between 1995 and 2016, cancer deaths for Israeli Jewish men dropped by an average of 1.7% every year and for Israeli Jewish women by 1.6%…. Read more »

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Israel initiates four-day workshop on managing mass-casualty events in Chile; Kibbutzim increase startup investments, Birthright breaks all-time record, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Shutting down cancer resistance Israeli biotech Kitov has proved its NT219 anti-cancer treatment triggers irreversible shutdown of tumor survival pathways in multiple cancers. In a separate announcement, US… Read more »

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Sheba Medical Center partners with Japanese OKI Electric Industry in dementia research; Israel’s SolarEdge acquires Italy’s industrial machinery company; Tel Aviv’s Black Food Festival uses natural ingredients only; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Partners to prevent dementia The innovation arm of Israel’s Sheba Medical Center has partnered with Japanese telecom manufacturer OKI Electric… Read more »

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Arming white blood cells to fight cancer; Report on poverty in Israel shows decline in number of children living in poverty; Israel’s Transportation Ministry launches pilot in Eilat of “smart” air-conditioned bus stops; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Arming white blood cells to fight cancer Scientists at Tel Aviv University have… Read more »

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White blood cells can ‘feel’ when things are not right; Recharge your car as you drive; 3D-printed sustainable garments and shoes; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS White blood cells can ‘feel’ when things are not right Scientists at Ben Gurion University have discovered that the immune system’s Lymphocytes (white blood cells) physically… Read more »

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Weizmann Institute scientists discover that damaged cells promote age-related disease; Israel aims to be a Quantum superpower; and much more!

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Israel’s ZygoFix makes strides in tackling leg and back pain; Israel’s “Daycare of Dreams” is the “world’s first sterile educational and recovery center” for children with cancer; Israel’s minorities speak out against anti-Semitism, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS No more pain Israel’s ZygoFix has conducted the first human trial of its… Read more »

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Hebrew University of Jerusalem makes breakthrough in aggressive brain cancer treatment; Israel’s Composite State of the economy index increases by another 0.3% in November; Mizrachi Canada donates 70 Torah scrolls for distribution to IDF bases; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New treatment for Glioblastoma I reported previously ((11th Nov) the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s breakthrough… Read more »

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