Medical Advancement

New Israeli COVID -19 Treatment Seemingly Successful with First Two Patients

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The first two patients who were treated with a new Israeli treatment for the novel COVID-19 after testing positive have shown significant improvement, with one of them even being removed from the intensive care unit (ICU) within days of treatment. Israeli biopharmaceutical RedHill Biopharma Ltd. administered their experimental drug, Opaganib, in Israel for the first time last … Read More

Hebrew University Gets $4.2 Million From Rothschild Foundation For Coronavirus Fight

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has received a $4.2 million donation from the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation to fund coronavirus research. The money will be used to fund 60 Hebrew University research teams that are “working to find a vaccine, produce faster and cheaper testing methods, and develop targeted treatments for those afflicted by COVID-19,” … Read More

Israeli Researchers at Hebrew U Develop Faster, Cheaper COVID-19 Test

Monday, April 13, 2020

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on Sunday that they have developed a new method of testing for COVID-19 which is not only 4-10 times faster than the tests most commonly used today, but also significantly cheaper, while supplying the same level of accuracy. Moreover, most of the materials required to perform the … Read More

Israeli COVID-19 treatment shows 100% survival rate – preliminary data

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel who are considered high-risk for mortality have been treated with Pluristem’s placenta-based cell-therapy product and survived, according to preliminary data provided by the Haifa-based company. The patients were treated at three different Israeli medical centers for one week under the country’s compassionate use program and were suffering from … Read More

2,000 Israeli Medical Students Fighting Coronavirus Without Pay

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

With the Israeli health system under massive pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic, some 2,000 medical students are volunteering to help in the relief efforts, working long hours without pay and risking infection themselves. The Israeli news site N12 quoted one of the students, identified only as “A.,” as saying, “We didn’t think about money or the … Read More

Experimental Israeli Drug Used to Treat Hospitalized Coronavirus Patient’s Symptoms

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

An Israeli biopharmaceutical firm has treated a coronavirus patient with an experimental drug aimed to lessen symptoms, after receiving a green light to use the drug in Italy. According to Redhill Biopharma, a coronavirus patient currently suffering from respiratory complaints in hospital in Israel was dosed with the drug following approval from Israel’s Health Ministry … Read More

Israeli Researchers Believe Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Could Commence by June

Monday, April 6, 2020

Israeli researchers said they are days away from finishing production of the active component of a coronavirus vaccine that could be tested on humans starting June 1. “We are in the final stages and within a few days we will hold the proteins—the active component of the vaccine,” Dr. Chen Katz, group leader of the … Read More

Israeli scientists say vaccine to be tested on humans by June 1

Thursday, April 2, 2020

A team of Israeli researchers says that they are days away from completing the production of the active component of a coronavirus vaccine that could be tested on humans as early as June 1. “We are in the final stages and within a few days we will hold the proteins – the active component of the vaccine,” … Read More

Israeli hi-tech to receive NIS 650 million ‘first aid’ injection

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) will inject NIS 650 million (approx. $180m.) into the Israeli hi-tech sector, including funds dedicated to researchers combating the coronavirus, after the Finance Ministry released funds frozen since the start of the year. A total of NIS 600m. ($165m.) will be transferred to companies that have applied for R&D funding … Read More

HU professor wins over 3m. euro grant for groundbreaking cancer research

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Three professors from the Hebrew University have collectively been awarded over 7 million euros in funding to pursue “ground breaking and high risk projects” by the European Research Council (ERC). “The ERC Advanced Grants fund outstanding researchers throughout Europe. Their pioneering work has the potential to make a difference in people’s everyday life and deliver … Read More