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Technology

The Bible describes Israel as a light unto the nations, and modern Israel has lived up to that description. The innovative discoveries and technologies coming out of Israel continue to revolutionize our world. In nearly every scientific field, Israel’s inventors and entrepreneurs are on the cutting edge. These technological advancements are saving lives and transforming the way nations address critical challenges. From fighting cancer to eliminating hunger, Israel’s technology is one of the primary ways the nations of the world are blessed through the Jewish state.

Sniffing out diseases with the Nanose

Thursday, July 6, 2017

If there is such a thing as a science superstar, it might be Hossam Haick, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Born and raised in Nazareth, he left Israel after receiving his Ph.D. to study in the United States for a few years, then returned to the Technion, where he is … Read More

Dad’s brain injury leads to daughter’s brain-rehab startup

Thursday, June 29, 2017

After her father suffered a brain injury, Israeli neuroscientist Son Preminger noted deficiencies in the rehabilitation process and felt a calling to correct them. Preminger invited a group of fellow neuroscientists, clinicians and engineers to join her in founding Intendu, a startup that has developed cloud-based software comprised of motion-based adaptive video games for brain training … Read More

Innovation center for special-needs kids opens in Jerusalem

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yosef cannot hold a fork or spoon. The little boy was dependent on others to feed him until an assistive device was fashioned for him at ALYN Hospital, a nonprofit pediatric and adolescent rehabilitation facility in Jerusalem. While inventive solutions for ALYN patients like Yosef have been created in the onsite biomechanical lab for the … Read More

Tel Aviv University develops major advance against drug-resistant bacteria

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A breakthrough technology from Tel Aviv University makes it possible to manipulate pathogens by delivering DNA into drug-resistant bacteria. The discovery is a blow to antimicrobial resistance, one of the biggest threats to global health that can affect anyone, at any age, in any country. Some 700,000 people in the world die each year, on … Read More

Multiple sclerosis study reveals possible trigger

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Multiple sclerosis, one of the most devastating neurodegenerative diseases, affects some 2.5 million people worldwide and has no known cure. Researchers have long speculated that MS is triggered by the body’s own immune system unleashing an uncontrolled attack on myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells (neurons). A study published by Israeli scientists in the Journal … Read More

Step by step: The Israeli who is helping toddlers walk

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

At present, four percent of infants are born with some symptoms of Metatarsus Adductus (MTA), a common foot deformity noted at birth that causes the front half of the foot to turn inward. Dr. Daizade presents the company product According to Dr. Izak Daizade, until just a few years ago, pediatricians and orthopedists had only … Read More

Alzheimer’s treatment closer thanks to Israeli researchers’ discovery

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, have discovered a unique type of immune cell, the orderly activation of which could be the basis for future treatment of the currently fatal Alzheimer’s disease. Their findings have led to new concept in how Alzheimer’s is perceived, based on a mechanistic understanding of the central role of … Read More

Novel therapy could prevent heart failure

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Israeli researchers have developed a new therapy to treat atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries) and prevent heart failure, using a new biomedical polymer that reduces arterial plaque and inflammation in the cardiovascular system. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease causes 56 million deaths annually worldwide, according to the 2015 Lancet Global Burden of Disease Report. Arteries … Read More

Treating wounded Syrians who arrive in Israel is ‘holiest of holy’

Friday, June 2, 2017

s the brutal war across Israel’s northern border rages on, Syrians desperate for medical care continue to make the treacherous journey to the border of a country they were raised to see as their enemy. While Israel has largely stayed out of the fighting on it’s northern border, more than 3,000 Syrians have been treated … Read More

Israel reaches for the skies and the moon

Friday, June 2, 2017

A telltale white plume streaked across the sky over Israel Monday morning, revealing the country’s latest missile test. No announcement was made on what propulsion system was tested but experts say it was for an intercontinental ballistic missile or a missile defense rocket. Either way, it was a manifestation of Israel’s activity in aerospace, a … Read More