Medical Advancement

IDF Medical Innovation: Battlefield surgery of the future

Friday, May 17, 2019

Imagine this: You are a soldier behind enemy lines. A firefight has broken out between your squad and terrorists in the Gaza Strip, and your best friend is hit by gunfire. The paramedic whips out his VR glasses and, with thee help of a doctor in Beersheba’s Soroka-University Medical Center, he saves his life. While … Read More

Israeli researchers discover MS drug could help epilepsy patients

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that a drug used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis may be adapted to help epilepsy patients. The development is significant because 30-40 percent of epilepsy patients do not respond to the pharmaceutical treatments available today, particularly children with a rare and severe form of the disorder called Dravet … Read More

Asthma-causing blood cells could help fight colon cancer

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A surprising new study from Israel finds that malignant colorectal cancer cells can be eliminated with eosinophils — white blood cells that originate in bone marrow and may once have killed off intestinal parasites, but which today are responsible for chronic asthma and allergies. The research, published in Cancer Immunology Research on January 21, was … Read More

Israel’s ReWalk seeks FDA nod for robotic suit to help rehab stroke victims

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Israel’s ReWalk Robotics Ltd., the Israeli developer of a robotic exoskeleton system that helps people who are paralyzed to walk, has asked the US Food and Drug Administration for clearance to market another robotic exoskeleton suit, this one aiming to help stroke sufferers regain their ability to walk. The move is a “significant milestone” toward … Read More

Ben-Gurion University unveils AI platform for predicting ALS progression

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BGN Technologies, the tech transfer company of Beersheba’s Ben-Gurion University, has unveiled an artificial intelligence-based platform to monitor and predict the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The platform analyzes demographic and clinical data of ALS patients using machine learning and data mining algorithms to … Read More