Medical Advancement

Israeli research: Bacteria may be key to curing coronavirus and other viruses

Friday, September 18, 2020

09/17/2020 Bacteria could prove key to curing the coronavirus and other viruses, Israeli researchers say, following a finding they are likening to the discovery of antibiotics. A team from the Weizmann Institute of Science has identified molecules that bacteria produce to protect themselves when they are under attack by viruses. They believe that the molecules, … Read More

Israeli Researchers to Develop Medication for Incurable Eye Disease

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

09/09/2020 Israeli researchers are developing a medication to treat retinitis pigmentosa, an incurable genetic eye disease that causes retina degeneration and blindness at a young age, by recreating a supplement derived from a natural ingredient that no longer exists in sufficient quantities. Retinitis pigmentosa is believed to affect around 1.5 million people globally, with 2,000-3,000 … Read More

Israeli Startup Raises $3.5M For Minimally Invasive Cancer Treatment

Monday, August 3, 2020

08/02/2020 An Israeli startup has raised $3.5 million in a Series A financing round and will be putting the money for use on the first clinical trial of its innovative new cancer treatment device. CAPS Medical’s platform is designed to treat solid tumors through minimally invasive procedures, attacking cancer cells without damaging surrounding healthy tissue. … Read More

Israeli Scientists Find New Way to Predict Cancer’s Deadly Spread Through Body

Friday, July 31, 2020

7/31/2020 Israeli scientists have accidentally discovered a new way to predict the likelihood of cancer patients developing potentially life-threatening secondary tumors. One of the biggest worries of cancer patients is that after the removal of their primary tumor, secondary tumors will develop. Such secondary growths — known as metastasis — are responsible for 90 percent of cancer-related … Read More

Israel Becomes First Country to Incorporate Breakthrough Leukemia Therapy

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Israel is the first country to incorporate a breakthrough therapy developed for cancer patients suffering from an aggressive type of leukemia which, although extremely common, often leaves them with no other treatment options. The new therapy, the first of its kind to be developed in twenty years, is by AbbVie, a research-based global biopharmaceutical company. … Read More

Israeli Company Helps US National Institutes of Health Fight Coronavirus

Monday, June 22, 2020

Israeli data company MDClone is supporting the US National Institutes of Health in the fight against the coronavirus crisis. The Beersheba-based company, established four years ago, provides big-data solutions for healthcare systems and works with organizations in several countries, including Israel, the US and Canada. As explained to The Jerusalem Post by its chief commercial … Read More

Israeli Doctors to Blast Bacteria Into Orbit, Readying For Space-Based Medicine

Thursday, June 18, 2020

An Israeli hospital is preparing to launch 20 million bacteria into space in order to carry out an experiment that it says will prepare for the medical needs of space tourism, and advance research to combat the “global health threat” of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As soon as the weather clears over The Guiana Space Centre in … Read More

Israel Inaugurates First ‘Blue-And-White’ COVID-19 Mask Production Line

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The country has inaugurated its first production line for N95 masks, with the expectation that it will produce as many as two million per month. N95 masks are medical grade masks with a filtering capacity of 95% and are essential for medical teams that come into direct contact with coronavirus patients and carriers. The World … Read More

Drive-Through Corona Testing in Congo, Courtesy of Israel

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

It’s not quite as enjoyable as ordering a burger from the car, but Israelis who need to be tested for coronavirus can head to the nearest drive-through testing facility set up by Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA). Drivers don’t even have to get out of the car to get swabbed. The Israeli coronavirus drive-through concept … Read More

Israel Aiming to Enable Unprecedented Human DNA Edits, to Help Cure Illnesses

Friday, June 5, 2020

Israel is setting up a task force aimed at bringing a new level of accuracy to genome editing, in the hope it will pave the way to cures for various medical conditions. The state-run Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) has allocated NIS 36 million ($10 million) for the country’s academic institutions and several companies to advance … Read More