Medical Advancement

Israeli researchers make ‘significant progress’ in coronavirus vaccine

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has begun testing a COVID-19 vaccine prototype on rodents at its bio-chemical defense laboratory, a source told Reuters on Tuesday.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the IIBR, in rural Ness Ziona, to join the fight against the coronavirus pandemic on Feb. 1, prompting an easing of its secrecy as it … Read More

FDA okays Israeli drug for coronavirus treatment trials

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

NeuroRx, a US-Israeli pharmaceutical company, and Relief Therapeutics, a Swiss drug development company, announced Sunday they received the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for phase two trials of a drug that could take on a deadly condition associated with COVID-19. The companies revealed that the FDA issued a “study may proceed” letter … Read More

NY rabbi who survived COVID-19 donates blood plasma to treatment research

Monday, March 30, 2020

A New York rabbi who recovered from a mild case of COVID-19 donated blood plasma to researchers on Friday in the hope that his antibodies could be used to treat patients with more severe coronavirus symptoms. Rabbi Daniel Nevins, dean of the rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, was laid up … Read More

The Israeli Development That Could Produce Hundreds of Ventilators a Day

Monday, March 30, 2020

Microsoft’s research and development center in Israel, in collaboration with Israel’s emergency service Magen David Adom (MADA), the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital), and the Israeli Air Force, is working to develop a low-cost ventilator that can be mass-produced in labs without the need of dedicated factories, Microsoft Israel announced Friday. Ventilators have … Read More

Israeli scientist’s shrimp antiviral could be adapted for coronavirus

Friday, March 27, 2020

Israeli scientist and entrepreneur Prof. Avi Schroeder is working on a preventative drug for the coronavirus by adapting a food additive designed for shrimp.The project is one of the several emergency projects that are the focus of around-the-clock work by 20 different labs at the Technion Institute of Technology to work on coronavirus vaccines, therapeutic … Read More

Israeli startup aims to identify coronavirus carriers using their voice

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Can coronavirus carriers be identified by analyzing their voice? That’s what an Israeli startup is trying to find out, in collaboration with the Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure. The startup, Vocalis Health, is currently conducting research aiming to identify a vocal fingerprint unique to those who have the respiratory … Read More

Israeli universities, institutes lead the fight against coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Israeli universities and institutes—and their affiliated academics, researchers, doctors, scientists and students—are leading the fight against the coronavirus. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Technion‒Israel Institute of Technology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Migal Galilee Research Institute and the Sheba Medical Center are each at the forefront of medical technologies and innovation, task forces, methods and … Read More

The Israeli Inventions That Lessen The Healthcare System’s Burden

Monday, March 23, 2020

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has shed an unflattering light on the faults of the global healthcare systems, from China to Italy, and posed a myriad of new challenges to both healthcare professionals and researchers. Governments, including that of Israel, have called on tech companies to enlist in the battle against the outbreak. In reality, many … Read More

Israel humanitarian organization Natan to aid Gaza civilians

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

From March 2020, the Israeli humanitarian aid organization Natan will run two clinics in the new Gaza Health Center to provide trauma, medical and dental care to Gaza civilians. The health facility is located on a 10-acre area of land near the Erez Checkpoint at the Israel-Gaza border and was built and is managed by … Read More

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