Good News Israel presents Israel offers hope for millions of diabetics; uncovering the mysteries of brain diseases and much more.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Twins after surviving cancer
An Israeli woman has given birth to twins five years after cancer treatment made her infertile. Prior to the treatment, Israeli doctors froze some of her ovarian tissue, which was later transplanted back. It is only the second time in the world that this procedure has been successfully performed.
Hope for millions of diabetics
Israel’s Oramed is shortly to commence Phase IIb trials of its oral insulin treatment for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. ORMD-0801 will benefit diabetics currently using injections.
Uncovering the mysteries of brain diseases
Israel Technion’s Professor Reut Shalgi has been learning the language of proteins in her mission to discover the cause of diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Her career at Tel Aviv University, Weizmann, MIT and the Technion has proved invaluable.
JACIE recognizes Israeli hospitals
The Joint Accreditation Committee of the International Society for Cellular Therapy & European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (AKA JACIE) has recognized the Bone Marrow Transplantation departments of Hadassah and Schneider hospitals. It will increase opportunities for international research.
Shira is back on her feet
Shira Klein, daughter of Dr Klein who works at our local Netanya hospital, was discharged from Jerusalem’s Hadassah hospital. She had been critically injured in a terrorist attack on Apr 15, which killed her boyfriend. Staff from Neurosurgery, ICU, Orthopedics (and more) helped Shira recover.
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