Israel is part of an international team working on creating a digital reconstruction of the brain, and Weizmann Institute Professor Michal Schwartz was featured in Good Housekeeping magazine in an article that explains how the brain and the immune system communicate.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Digitizing the brain
Professor Idan Segev of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a member of the Blue Brain Project – an international team of scientists that is creating a digital reconstruction of the brain. It has just completed a first draft computer reconstruction of a piece of the neocortex and simulated its electrical behavior.
Boost your immune system for better health
The research of Weizmann Institute’s Professor Michal Schwartz was featured in Good Housekeeping magazine. The article explains how the brain and the immune system communicate.
And Weizmann’s Professor Yair Reisner links the immune system to obesity.
25 lifesaving transplants
In August, Israeli charity Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Donor Registry facilitated 25 lifesaving transplants. They included stem cell donations by five IDF soldiers that saved the lives of five desperately ill patients.
Helping women to live longer and healthier
Israel’s Weizmann Institute is supporting the Revlon “LOVE IS ON” Million Dollar Challenge with early prevention, improved diagnosis, and better treatments of medical problems for women everywhere.
Philips’ Israeli center for digital medicine
I mentioned the new Philips-Teva medical incubator previously. Here, Philips’ CEO states that Israel will become one of its main centers for developing digital medical innovations to improve the health of patients and keep them out of hospital.
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