Medical Advancement

Scientists discover molecule that destroys pancreatic cancer cells

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

(December 3, 2019 / Israel21c) A little molecule named PJ34 can cause cancer cells to self-destruct, according to an Israeli study published recently in the biomedical journal Oncotarget. Prof. Malka Cohen-Armon and her team at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine conducted an experiment using xenografts—transplantations of human pancreatic cancer into mice. The mice’s … Read More

Israel performs world’s first ‘artificial meniscus’ transplant

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

In Israel’s latest medical breakthrough, the country’s leading surgeons were able to successfully perform a new “artificial meniscus” transplant, making it the first country in the world to do so. The transplant surgery could easily replace previous treatments, such as pain management and physical therapy, for people with damaged or torn menisci. The surgery was … Read More

Leukemia immunotherapy treatment could fight other cancers, Tel Aviv team finds

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Israeli researchers have found that a treatment used for the blood cancer leukemia could be an effective way to treat other cancers. While chemotherapy, which targets cells that grow or divide quickly, is the most commonly used cancer treatment, it does collateral damage to non-cancerous dividing cells. Immunotherapy, on the other hand, is a kind … Read More

Team of Israeli doctors fly to Cyprus to save woman’s life

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

(October 8, 2019 / JNS) A team of four Israeli heart specialists traveled to a hospital in Cyprus with life-saving technology to save a woman who was suffering cardiac issues following childbirth, the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer revealed on Facebook on Sunday. The Medical Center said a 29-year-old woman from Nicosia, Cyprus, suffered … Read More


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The world’s first drug to prevent proliferation of cancerous cells, established by Israeli scientist Dr. Sharon Shacham, just received FDA approval, kicking off Leukemia Awareness Month. XPOVIO was developed by Karyopharm Therapeutics, a Newton, Massachusetts company established by Israel’s Dr. Sharon Shacham. “We believe that our activity at Karyopharm constitutes an important milestone in the … Read More


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Israel’s Watergen just launched a new partnership with the community of Flint, Michigan, providing what could be the first large scale solution for drinking water by placing a 350 unit in the community church. If successful, it could be a model for similar towns. As opposed to bringing in plastics that are associated with trucking … Read More


Thursday, July 18, 2019

  Rafael Pharmaceuticals launched a phase III clinical trial on Thursday for pancreatic cancer at eight sites throughout Israel. The primary investigator is Dr. Talia Golan, head of Sheba Medical Center’s Pancreatic Cancer Center. “It’s exciting to see the growth of cancer metabolism in the region, following the strides that [CPI-613] has been making in … Read More

Israeli discovery could delay Parkinson’s progression

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

(June 5, 2019 / JNS) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered a new way to detect a protein associated with Parkinson’s disease which could “significantly delay” the progression of the disease, for which there is currently no cure. According to the researchers, they have developed a new method for tracking the early stages of … Read More

Sheba medical team finds treatment for 4th leading cause of cancer death

Monday, June 3, 2019

Chaim Sheba Medical Center researcher has discovered a potential treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer. “In the history of oncology, there have been only two or three studies that have shown some benefits for pancreatic cancer,” said Dr. Raanan Berger, head of Oncology for Sheba Medical Center, the country’s largest hospital, located in the Tel HaShomer … Read More

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