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PM meets Intel’s Israeli leaders, fetes decision to invest $11b in new plant

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with Intel’s Israeli leadership and saluted the company’s decision to expand its operations in Israel, building a new plant in Kiryat Gat that is expected to include an $11 billion investment.

Netanyahu welcomed the move, which he said would contribute to Israel’s economic growth. “Israel has…

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Israel climbs to 5th in Bloomberg innovation index

Israel leapt ahead of the US, Singapore, and Japan in its rise from 10th place last year.
Bloomberg put Israel in fifth place in its innovation index for 2019, ahead of the US (eighth place), Singapore (sixth place), and Japan (ninth place). The annual index is being published for the seventh time. Israel was rated 10th place last year, with…

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Israeli research identifies mechanism that helps fight cancer

Research in immunotherapy identifies mechanism that helps fight lung cancer and melanoma

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists from Harvard Medical School along with a team at Bar-Ilan University have uncovered a mechanism in which the immune system is capable of attacking cancer cells. This contributes greatly to research in immunotherapy,…

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Israel researchers say new drug may lead to cure for aggressive brain cancer

Neuroscientists at Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer have discovered a new drug they say has “the potential to cure terminally ill patients” suffering from glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer.

Arizona Senator John McCain recently died of the cancer, and according to medical industry sources, there over 240,000 new cases of GBM…

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Israel’s generic drugmaker launches preventive injection for migraine

Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical, the world’s largest generic drugmaker, announced on Saturday that it would begin marketing “Ajovy,” a preventive drug against migraine, after it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Migraine is a common form of headache, usually very intensive and restricts the activity. It is a…

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Nanodrug tames leishmaniasis and other parasitic diseases

Before a sandfly bites, she doesn’t buzz like a mosquito. The beige insect swoops in silently, and only when the itching begins do you know you’ve been her victim. Usually the bite is just an uncomfortable annoyance.

However, more than 90 sandfly species are known to transmit trypanosome parasites called Leishmania. A small fraction of people…

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Patient Receives New Knee Made From Coral, Thanks to Israeli Startup Company

Israel has just completed its first successful knee surgery using a coral-based implant invented by an Israeli startup.

Earlier this month, a 30-year-old patient who had undergone several unsuccessful knee surgeries in the past received an Agili-C implant at Hadassah University Medical Center on Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus campus, created by the…

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New laser solution could slow spread of forest fires

Aggressive wildfires are rampaging through many countries this summer, bringing death and destruction in their wake. In California alone, firefighters are scrambling to control 18 separate blazes.

Texas, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey, as well as Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK are among other areas battling massive…

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New home-use breast cancer detection device wins Creator Award

It’s always inspiring when the good guys win. That was certainly the feeling that swept the 5,000-person strong audience at the WeWork Creator Awards last week when Jerusalem-based MonitHer won the $360,000 grand prize.

The company was founded by American immigrant to Israel Yehudit Abrams who honed her ultrasound expertise while doing a post-doc…

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Israeli submarine technology set to green the trucking industry

Submarines and electric battery-powered trucks might seem as odd a mix as water and oil, but the connection runs deep and Israeli. British-Israeli firm Tevva has figured out how to use electric battery technology originally developed to power submarines in its eco-friendly trucks.

Investors are now taking notice big time. The Indian auto…

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Researchers at Tel Aviv U. develop turn-on probes to pinpoint cancer cells

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed smart nanoprobes that turn on a florescent light in presence of cancerous cells, which they say “may dramatically improve” post-surgical outcomes for cancer patients.

The researchers created a so called “smart probe” that, when injected into a patient a few hours before surgery to excise a primary…

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Israeli cancer treatment takes top prize at MIT

Israelis are responsible for many of the world’s most important technological strides in the world of medicine, but could they actually cure cancer?

Well, a team of students at Ben-Gurion University in Be’er Sheva seems one step closer after winning first place this week at MIT’s most prestigious competition, iGEM 2015, with a new method of…

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8 Israeli startups make World Economic Forum tech pioneers list

Water-Gen, a startup that transforms air into drinkable water, and seven other Israeli startups, in the fields of self-driving cars, cybersecurity, software, energy and environment, satellite and sensors, were among the 61 companies listed as technology pioneers by the World Economic Forum. Israel had the second largest number of companies on the…

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Israel medical device that helps with patient triage wins counter terror contest

Israeli startup CardioScale Ltd. has won a competition aimed at identifying cutting-edge technologies to help combat terror, beating out 210 entries from around the world.

CardioScale, based in Ganei Tikva, has developed a medical device that allows first responders to accidents or terror scenes to prioritize which patients are in the urgent most…

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Startup Nation unites to find solution to Palestinian terror balloons

The conflict between Israel and Palestinians at the border with Gaza has unleashed a new kind of warfare — helium balloons.

The new arson tactic, with the aim to set fire to vast swaths of grasslands, agricultural fields and nature reserves, follows that of the flame-bearing kites, which have been used since the first few weeks of the start of…

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Israeli High Tech Drawing Investors From Beyond The US

Israel’s technology sector is attracting all sorts to its shores, including investors from regions that previously conducted little business in the country, panelists said during Mergermarket’s Israel M&A Forum.

“It used to be the Microsofts and the Ciscos of this world” that came looking for acquisitions in Israel, “now it’s potentially…

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Nano system delivers anticancer drugs to childhood tumors

A nanotech system invented in Israel for transporting anticancer drugs specifically in pediatric patients has been shown to slow tumor growth and prolong life expectancy in engineered mice by 42 percent. In most of the Western world, cancer is the primary cause of death in children over the age of one.

The new system meets an unmet need because…

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Israeli scientists say step taken toward finding treatment for ALS

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they may have found the basis of what could become a treatment for the devastating neurodegenerative Lou Gehrig disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which causes muscles to atrophy and produces permanent disability in patients.

Currently there is no cure for the illness, and life expectancy of a…