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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

Starving cells of oxygen can help them kill cancers, Israeli researchers find

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a method to reinforce the power of cells that kill cancerous tumors by starving them of oxygen, allowing immunotherapy treatments to be used in targeting previously immune solid tumors. The research was published in the journal Cell Reports. In the article, the researchers liken the new, … Read More

Intel to equip NFL stadiums with Israel-made replay technology

Thursday, September 21, 2017

US chip giant Intel Corp. said Thursday it has outfitted eight National Football League stadiums in the US with high-definition cameras that will allow fans to see the game from every angle and create 360-degree highlights for a more action-packed experience. The cameras — which are ready for the 2017 season — are equipped with … Read More

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two concrete reservoirs the size of football fields and watch water pour into them from a massive pipe emerging from the sand. The pipe is so large I could walk through it standing upright, were it not full of Mediterranean seawater pumped from … Read More

In world first, Israeli man gets lab-grown bone tissue injected in arm

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Medical history was made at Emek Medical Center in Afula this week when semi-liquid live human bone tissue grown in a lab from a 40-year-old patient’s own fat cells was transplanted into the patient’s arm by injection. The patient had suffered significant bone loss in his arm as the result of a car accident and … Read More

Israeli system id’s the gene mutations driving your cancer

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Inside the NovellusDx lab in the Jerusalem Bio-Park, a team of 35 biologists, engineers, mathematicians and physicians recreates the genetic maps of real human individuals with cancer. It’s not a research project but a personalized medical tool. The NovellusDx team analyzes the cancer-driving mutations in each patient’s DNA to deliver actionable intelligence to oncologists, helping them … Read More

Israeli researchers to take part in groundbreaking NASA project

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have been selected to participate in a prestigious NASA Explorer’s Program concept study, NASA announced last week. The Explorer’s Program has selected six astrophysics concept studies out of hundreds of proposals submitted by researchers around the world. The Israeli research project, sponsored by the Israel Space … Read More