Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists’ development of TXM peptides can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia in diabetics; Israeli startup Biotreat 21 has invented what it calls a miracle cream, claiming it could completely regrow damaged skin, and much more.
Google is granting $700,000 to Tikkun Olam Makers, an Israel-based initiative aimed at producing technology to help people with disabilities; Cancer charity Ezer Mizion transports the sick, frail, elderly and disabled to treatment centers, therapy clinics and doctor’s appointments, and much more.
Dr. Shira Knafo discovered a small protein, which inhibits the processes normally associated with impairment, including depression and Alzheimer’s disease, and Israel’s Vigor Medical Technologies won the Innovex Disrupt contest at Tel Aviv’s Innovex 2016 conference.
Israel’s Galilee International Management Institute is to train 100 farmers from Kano state Nigeria, which is on the edge of the desert, and the existence of a 60-member search-and-rescue team wearing IDF uniforms in the Israeli-Arab town of Abu Gosh may surprise you.
The Startup Nation is driving dramatic changes in the culture and politics of China, and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama came to Jerusalem and signed bilateral agreements on medical cooperation and other matters.
Ezer Mizion’s Hakalah Respite Program provides parents of special-needs children the opportunity to celebrate events with their families while knowing that their child is well looked after, and 70% of the employees of Jerusalem café Bistro Harutzim have various special needs.
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.