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Israeli-developed ALS treatment reversing motor decline breakthrough

You may recall friends and family dumping buckets of ice on their head to raise funds for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating neuro-degenerative disease.

Current treatments are able to slow ALS’ progression but fail to maintain or restore motor movement. Now, multiple clinical trials conducted by an Israeli firm,…

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Robots to the rescue as joint US-Israel team gets $900,000 award

The BIRD Foundation, a US-Israeli partnership that promotes research and development projects between companies from the two nations, has picked US-based Mantaro Networks Inc. and Beeper Communications Israel to develop unmanned search and rescue technologies that can complement the work of human first responders.

The two companies will use the…

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Welcome to Israel’s water revolution

When it comes to water, Israel is up against some serious challenges. The country is nearly two-thirds desert, and even those places where water exists, such as Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) and the headwaters of the Hermon River, are overtaxed, which could lead to a breakdown of what is known as Israel’s “water economy.”

Needless to say,…

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Starving cells of oxygen can help them kill cancers, Israeli researchers find

Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a method to reinforce the power of cells that kill cancerous tumors by starving them of oxygen, allowing immunotherapy treatments to be used in targeting previously immune solid tumors.

The research was published in the journal Cell Reports. In the article, the researchers liken…

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Intel to equip NFL stadiums with Israel-made replay technology

US chip giant Intel Corp. said Thursday it has outfitted eight National Football League stadiums in the US with high-definition cameras that will allow fans to see the game from every angle and create 360-degree highlights for a more action-packed experience.

The cameras — which are ready for the 2017 season — are equipped with Intel’s “freeD”…

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Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch water pour into them from a massive pipe emerging from the sand. The pipe is so large I could walk through it standing upright, were it not full of Mediterranean seawater pumped from an intake a mile offshore.

“Now, that’s a pump!”…

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In world first, Israeli man gets lab-grown bone tissue injected in arm

Medical history was made at Emek Medical Center in Afula this week when semi-liquid live human bone tissue grown in a lab from a 40-year-old patient’s own fat cells was transplanted into the patient’s arm by injection.

The patient had suffered significant bone loss in his arm as the result of a car accident and previously underwent several…

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Israeli system id’s the gene mutations driving your cancer

Inside the NovellusDx lab in the Jerusalem Bio-Park, a team of 35 biologists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians recreates the genetic maps of real human individuals with cancer.

It’s not a research project but a personalized medical tool.

The NovellusDx team analyzes the cancer-driving mutations in each patient’s DNA to deliver actionable…

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Israeli researchers to take part in groundbreaking NASA project

Researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have been selected to participate in a prestigious NASA Explorer’s Program concept study, NASA announced last week.
The Explorer’s Program has selected six astrophysics concept studies out of hundreds of proposals submitted by researchers around the world.
The Israeli research project,…

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Immunotherapy Initiative Launched in Israel to Combat Cancer

The Cancer Research Institute, the world’s largest nonprofits dedicated to cancer research, is partnering with the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), the largest charitable organization dedicated to cancer research in the Jewish state, to launch a new initiative to fund and promote research in immunotherapy cancer treatment.

The initiative,…

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Israeli scientist develops early diagnostic test for Parkinson’s

The exciting news coming out of Israel, that a scientist has developed a groundbreaking test to categorically detect Parkinson’s disease, is giving the medical and science worlds hope for the future.

Suaad Abd-Elhadi, a PhD student at the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, has…

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New Israeli system capable of identifying explosive devices from afar

This new Israeli innovation will be able to protect soldiers against explosive charges as they cross hostile areas in times of battle or operations.

The system is mainly designed to be used by patrol forces undertaking routine security measures near the borders such as route openings and suspicious object inspections. In addition, the system…

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Israeli researchers pioneer paradigm shift in cancer treatment

An entirely new way to fight cancer is almost ready to go public.

The American Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended a revolutionary new cancer treatment for its final approval. and it’s a paradigm shift in how doctors and researchers treat certain cancers.

Cancer is difficult for a person’s immune system to fight on its own – the…

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Toyota research arm takes first step into Israel’s start-up scene with investment into robotics for the elderly

Toyota’s research arm has just announced itself on the Israeli start-up scene, confirming on Tuesday that it has led an early-stage funding round in Israel’s Intuition Robotics.

Toyota Research Institute, TRI, the automaker’s initiative in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and home robotics, has a treasure chest of $1 billion and says…

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Israeli Doctoral Student Develops Groundbreaking Test for Parkinson’s Disease – Suaad Abd-Elhadi, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has won an innovation award for developing a new groundbreaking tool that could lead to earlier detection of Parkinson’s disease.

Abd-Elhadi’s “lipid ELISA” test could also improve monitoring of the disease’s progression and a patient’s response to treatment….

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Sniffing out diseases with the Nanose

If there is such a thing as a science superstar, it might be Hossam Haick, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

Born and raised in Nazareth, he left Israel after receiving his Ph.D. to study in the United States for a few years, then returned to the Technion, where he is currently a…

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Dad’s brain injury leads to daughter’s brain-rehab startup

After her father suffered a brain injury, Israeli neuroscientist Son Preminger noted deficiencies in the rehabilitation process and felt a calling to correct them.

Preminger invited a group of fellow neuroscientists, clinicians and engineers to join her in founding Intendu, a startup that has developed cloud-based software comprised of…

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Innovation center for special-needs kids opens in Jerusalem

Yosef cannot hold a fork or spoon. The little boy was dependent on others to feed him until an assistive device was fashioned for him at ALYN Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility in Jerusalem.

While inventive solutions for ALYN patients like Yosef have been created in the onsite biomechanical lab for the past 25…