WoundClot, made by an Israeli startup, saved recent stabbing victims and is now sold in 32 countries; a new Israeli compound targets the energy source of cancer cells; Tel Aviv University researchers discovered molecular biomarkers in the blood for preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication, and much more.
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Bandage goes global
I reported previously (27th Aug) on the amazing WoundClot bandage made by Israeli startup Core Scientific Creations (CSC). Woundclot is now sold in 32 countries, including Italy, India, Vietnam, the UK, Poland, Romania, and France. It was used to save the lives of victims of recent stabbings.
Compound to target enzyme that powers cancer cells
I reported previously (21st Jan) on the discovery by Professor Uri Nir, at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University of the FerT enzyme key to the energy source of cancer cells. Professor Nir has now developed a compound E260 which targets FerT and kills the tumors.
A treatment for inflammatory diseases and more
Israeli scientists have developed half-a-dozen proteins to treat either inflammatory diseases (see hereand here) or neuro-degenerative diseases (here and here) But the 5-mer peptide, developed by Professor David Naor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, treats them all.
Treatment can regrow any bone in the body
I’ve reported previously (seven times) on Israel’s Bonus Bio’s innovative treatment that re-grows damaged bone external to the patient using the patient’s own fat cells. Bonus Bio has just begun its second trial of 60 operations. It says that the technology can replace any bone in the body.
Bio-markers indicate pregnancy complications
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered molecular biomarkers in the blood for preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication that can lead to underweight or premature babies and even death. A new blood test, when available can initiate the early application of simple treatment.
No-blade dental surgery
Researchers at Israel’s Technion have developed nanotechnology that replaces the dentist’s scalpel with the target release of the enzyme collagenase to break down collagen fibers in the gums. It spares the pain associated with orthodontic surgeries and significantly reduces tissue recovery time.
5-minute blood test to diagnose heart attack
Israeli startup Novamed has developed the SensAheart device which tests blood for antibodies produced in a heart attack. Existing blood tests take up to six hours to get a result, but SensAheart takes only five minutes, lessens damage to heart tissue and saves lives.
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