Israeli students developed a one-handed thoracic portal opener that shortens the procedure time of chest-tube insertion from minutes to less than 30 seconds, and another Israeli researcher has discovered that Gallium in liquid form can rapidly halt uncontrolled bleeding, without causing blood clots.
Tel Aviv University Professor Itzhak Fried has completed his study of how memory neurons behave in real time. These have important implications for understanding dementia such as Alzheimer’s, and an Israeli developed the world’s first search engine for information about hospitals.
A cancer study hailed this week as potentially showing revolutionary results for the treatment of leukemia is based on research undertaken by Prof. Zelig Eshhar of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science.
Israel’s DIR Technologies has invented a system that checks every package of medicine using thermal imaging, and joint Israeli-US research has discovered that the absence of protein RFX in many elderly people causes hearing loss.
Israel’s BiolineRx has reported positive results from Phase II trials of its BL-8040 treatment in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia and researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have uncovered a key gene responsible for ovary development.