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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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 tumor, may … Read More

US Army inks $193 million deal to buy Israeli tank defense system

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The US Army on Tuesday awarded a contract worth nearly $200 million for Israel’s TROPHY defense system to shield its Abrams tanks, according to the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems contractor. The systems, which block incoming anti-tank missiles, will be supplied to the US Army by the Armerican defense contractor Leonardo DRS, Inc., which partnered with … Read More

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Israeli Military Establishes ‘War Room’ to Combat Gaza Terror Kites

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The IDF’s Gaza Division has adopted a new strategy to fight the incendiary kites and balloons from the Gaza Strip that have destroyed thousands of acres of land in southern Israel and caused millions of shekels in damage. In response to the Palestinians’ new terror tactic, the Gaza Division has established a “war room” that … Read More

Israel’s Save a Child’s Heart group wins UN Population Award

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

An Israeli organization that provides life-saving heart treatment to children in developing countries has won a prestigious United Nations award for outstanding contributions to the world’s population. Save a Child’s Heart was selected to receive the 2018 UN Population Award, the medical charity said in a press statement Monday. SACH said it was given the … Read More

Presbyterian Church USA blasts ‘apartheid’ Israel at its General Assembly

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Presbyterian Church USA passed several resolutions critical of Israel at its biennial General Assembly. Among the 11 resolutions on Israel that the assembly dealt with late on Friday was one opposing anti-BDS legislation at the state and federal level, and another referring to Israel as an apartheid state. The assembly also voted against resolutions … Read More

Israeli cancer treatment takes top prize at MIT

Monday, June 25, 2018

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 … Read More

8 Israeli startups make World Economic Forum tech pioneers list

Sunday, June 24, 2018

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 list, ranking second … Read More

Netanyahu: US envoys offered ‘complete support’ for handling of Gaza clashes

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said he received “complete support” from the US peace team during their meetings over the weekend regarding Israel’s response to clashes on the Gaza border. Netanyahu met with Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, and peace envoy Jason Greenblatt on Friday and Saturday as they … Read More

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

Friday, June 22, 2018

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 need of medical care. … Read More