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One drug could treat Alzheimer’s, MS, Crohn’s and more

One drug could treat Alzheimer’s, MS, Crohn’s and more

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Could one drug effectively treat incurable inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis as well as neurodegenerative maladies such as Alzheimer’s disease? Yes, says Prof. David Naor, speaking with ISRAEL21c at the Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology in Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem. All these diseases, he … Read More

Saving Lives In The ICU Through Artificial Intelligence

Saving lives in the ICU through artificial intelligence

Thursday, February 15, 2018

An Israeli venture capitalist’s personal tragedy brought him to a startup seeking to provide immediate health updates for fragile patients. Two years ago, Gal Salomon’s mother developed sepsis during a stay in the hospital. “It was a big hospital with a lot of patients and no one saw or understood it was happening,” Salomon recalls … Read More

New nanomedicine could prevent progression of pancreatic cancer

Friday, February 9, 2018

A new study published in scientific journal Nature Communications distinguishes the reason for extended pancreatic cancer survival: an inverse correlation between a known oncogene, a gene that promotes the development of cancer, and the expression of an oncosuppressor microRNA. The study may serve as a basis for the development of a medicine that can treat … Read More

Israeli hospital sends delegation to cholera-stricken Zambia

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A delegation of two physicians and one water engineer from the Sheba Medical Centre, Israel’s largest hospital, arrived Friday in the southern African country. Over 60 people in Zambia have died of cholera and more than 2,500 are said to have been infected since September, when the disease started spreading. Sheba, which is located in … Read More

Light and water flow to rural Africa due to Israeli tech

Monday, December 18, 2017

The scene was shocking: Villagers in Akuyam, Uganda, hadn’t eaten in three days when Sivan Ya’ari and her Innovation: Africa  staff met them in February 2017 on their way to check on the organization’s solar water-pumping and drip-irrigation projects in six nearby villages. “The state of poverty we saw there was nothing like we’d ever … Read More

Wisconsin Inks Water Technology Deals With Israel

Friday, November 3, 2017

Institutions from Israel and Wisconsin this week signed two agreements to collaborate on water technology. One accord, between the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Wisconsin’s Water Council, paves the way for Wisconsin’s branch of the National Science Foundation to establish an Israel-based bureau. In addition to its … Read More

Israeli NGO installIs sustainable tech for thousands of African refugees

Sunday, October 29, 2017

NGO “Innovation: Africa” is teaming with UNICEF of Cameroon to provide solar power, clean water and healthcare to tens of thousands of refugees living in the neighboring war-torn Central African Republic. According to the Israeli NGO, the collaboration with UNICEF was initiated last year by Ambassador to Cameroon Ran Gidor, who sought to create sustainable … Read More

Israeli-developed ALS treatment reversing motor decline breakthrough

Saturday, October 21, 2017

You may recall friends and family dumping buckets of ice on their head to raise funds for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating neuro-degenerative disease. Current treatments are able to slow ALS’ progression but fail to maintain or restore motor movement. Now, multiple clinical trials conducted by an Israeli firm, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, show … Read More

Robots to the rescue as joint US-Israel team gets $900,000 award

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The BIRD Foundation, a US-Israeli partnership that promotes research and development projects between companies from the two nations, has picked US-based Mantaro Networks Inc. and Beeper Communications Israel to develop unmanned search and rescue technologies that can complement the work of human first responders. The two companies will use the $900,000 award by the foundation … Read More

Welcome to Israel’s water revolution

Sunday, October 8, 2017

When it comes to water, Israel is up against some serious challenges. The country is nearly two-thirds desert, and even those places where water exists, such as Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) and the headwaters of the Hermon River, are overtaxed, which could lead to a breakdown of what is known as Israel’s “water … Read More