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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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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Targeting bone marrow to destroy tumors; Israel Innovation Fund beautifies urban centers; jobs during and after IDF service, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Targeting bone marrow to destroy tumors Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate in… Read more »

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Tel Aviv U scientists discover new pathway for treating hearing loss; Israeli technology paves the way for diplomacy; Israeli vegan meat startup wins European Food competition, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New pathway for treating loss of hearing Tel Aviv University scientists have produced the world’s first map of “methylation” (natural gene… Read more »

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Nursing training for Ethiopian Israelis; Coexistence projects in the Jordan Valley; Making Tel Aviv bloom -with sheep! – and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Nursing training for Ethiopian-Israelis Israeli NGO JobKatif has established Achotenu – a program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital, for Ethiopian-Israelis to earn a degree in… Read more »

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US and Israel companies develop treatment for mustard gas injuries; Tel Aviv City Council, real estate agencies and artists transform dilapidated buildings into cultural centers; Hebrew U professor uncovers biblical city of Sha’arayim, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Treatment to combat mustard gas The US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority… Read more »

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The US FDA approved Israel’s HemoScreen portable blood test to sell in America; the Israel Audiobook Project provides children with reading difficulties free access to texts in audio; Israel’s QuadSight named a 2019 CES Innovation Award honoree in Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology category; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS US approval for… Read more »

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Recycling fair funds special needs program; Jerusalem hosts jazz and alternative music festival Jazz-Globus; Canadian-Arab Fred Maroun has advice for supporting the Jewish State; and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Implants made from patient’s own cells Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed the first fully personalized tissue implant, made from of a… Read more »

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New molecule kills brain cancer cells, Cyclists raise $3.5 million for sick children, UK trust funds Israeli clinic for disabled children, and much more! ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New molecule kills brain cancer cells Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists have developed a molecule to treat glioblastoma, a very aggressive type of brain cancer. The molecule blocks… Read more »

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R&D in Israel leads to development of device to cure overeating and sleep apnea; more women mayors in Israel; Israeli scientists develop freeze-drying process that turns low-grade fallen apples into highly nutritional apple powder, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Device to cure both overeating and sleep apnea Zen Eating, with R&D in… Read more »

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Living to 200 and beyond, Top multinationals invest in Israeli fund, US-Israeli stamps for Chanukah, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Living to 200 and beyond Israeli biotech Cellect is developing stem cell technology that may extend individual human life far beyond what currently can be conceived.  And a new international study forecasts… Read more »

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Iraqi baby with heart defect gets life-saving surgery in Israel; TIME includes 3 Israeli companies in 2018 list of 50 “genius companies”; new book brings the Aliya experience home, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS ‘Moses’ blasts bladder stones Conventional treatment of bladder stones uses a laser that causes the stone to… Read more »

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Technion scientists develop Artificial Intelligence system for faster, cheaper medical treatments; Israel stands with US in remembering 9/11; Tel Aviv University researchers discover ‘robat,’ and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Fast route to new treatments Technion scientists have developed an Artificial Intelligence system for faster and cheaper new medical treatments. An algorithm… Read more »

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Israel’s Alpha Tau Medical uses alpha radiation to treat solid tumors; Education as a work of heart; Israeli software company CodeOasis has been quietly transforming company systems for 13 years, and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Alpha radiation destroys solid tumors safely Israel’s Alpha Tau Medical uses alpha radiation to treat various types… Read more »

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New Israeli treatment for head lice; Israel’s Rafael protects UK and Australia; powerful new film could save Israel’s PR, and much more! By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Another Israeli treatment for head lice I reported previously (see here) on two innovative Israeli treatments for removing head lice. Now there’s a third – Israel’s Sphinx Smarthead Technologies… Read more »

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New immigrant medics from North America eager to contribute to Israel; Israeli startup lets you keep pizza fresh for eight weeks; Jerusalem festival re-enacts Jewish history, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New immigrant medics are eager to contribute In the latest Nefesh b’Nefesh flight there were 27 US and Canadian medical professionals (doctors,… Read more »

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Israeli professor works on treatment for deadly parasitic disease; UN honors Israeli special-needs youth movement; Italian Jewish history preserved in Jerusalem, and much more! By Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS New treatment for Leishmaniasis I reported previously (see here) on Israel’s work to combat Leishmaniasis – a deadly parasitic disease common in the Middle East. Now… Read more »

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Israeli and US researchers make progress with dyslexia; Israeli hi-tech funding for haredi and Arab sectors; Ancient pottery factory with games room, and much more. By: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Why some dyslexics are good readers Researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of California have identified the reason for some dyslexics having… Read more »

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A new genetic test for aging; Palestinian farmers attend Tel Aviv agrotech event; the best time to come to Jerusalem, and more! ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS A genetic test for aging The WizeAging study at Israel’s Weizmann Institute has enrolled 150 volunteers who take a blood test once a year to check for genetic mutations that indicate… Read more »

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Technion scientists have built a tool to help treat patients with immune system diseases; four women  were appointed commanders of IDF tank units; The deep link between wearing sandals and being Israeli is the subject of a new exhibit at the Eretz Israel Museum, and more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Mapping the immune system Israel’s Technion… Read more »

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Dental Volunteers for Israel provides free care to Jerusalem’s at-risk youth; Modi’in Ilit Linked to Life volunteers take local sick and bereaved Israeli children on surprise trips; Israel’s Ministry of Science and Technology operates subsidized science and technology summer camps across Jerusalem, and much more! ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Free dentures for needy elderly For the last two years,… Read more »

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Technion scientists make discoveries on AIDS virus by researching feline equivalent; two Israeli companies won a counter-terrorism technology competition; 92-year-old Holocaust survivor makes Aliyah, and much more.  ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Cells go into a huddle before fighting infection Weizmann scientists have discovered that cells in the immune system cluster together to decide tactics, before being… Read more »

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Sophie Donio from Eilat is Israel’s first female EMS ambucycle driver; Deputy Minister Michael Oren hosted 1st-ever fast-breaking Iftar dinner in honor of Ramadan; There are currently 18 Israeli-founded companies worth over $1 billion, and much more. ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Israel’s first female ambucycle driver Sophie Donio from Eilat is Israel’s first female EMS ambucycle… Read more »

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