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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.

Israeli High Tech Drawing Investors From Beyond The US

Friday, June 15, 2018

Israel’s technology sector is attracting all sorts to its shores, including investors from regions that previously conducted little business in the country, panelists said during Mergermarket’s Israel M&A Forum. “It used to be the Microsofts and the Ciscos of this world” that came looking for acquisitions in Israel, “now it’s potentially everyone,” thanks to technological … Read More

Nano system delivers anticancer drugs to childhood tumors

Friday, June 15, 2018

A nanotech system invented in Israel for transporting anticancer drugs specifically in pediatric patients has been shown to slow tumor growth and prolong life expectancy in engineered mice by 42 percent. In most of the Western world, cancer is the primary cause of death in children over the age of one. The new system meets … Read More

Israeli scientists say step taken toward finding treatment for ALS

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they may have found the basis of what could become a treatment for the devastating neurodegenerative Lou Gehrig disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which causes muscles to atrophy and produces permanent disability in patients. Currently there is no cure for the illness, and life expectancy of a person … Read More

Philips buys Israeli cardiac imaging company EPD Solutions

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Amsterdam-based consumer electronics giant Royal Philips has announced it will acquire cardiac imaging company EPD Solutions of Caesarea for €250 million ($294 million) and milestone payments. EPD and its employees will become part of Philips’ Image-Guided Therapy business unit. EPD’s Cardiac Mapping and Navigation System received CE mark approval in February 2018. The system helps … Read More

Israeli researchers say they have found a way to curb growth of cancer cells

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A group of Israeli  researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a new molecule that they say inhibits the growth of cancer cells and also reprograms them to be noncancerous. The new treatment is based on inhibiting the production of a protein, the voltage-dependent anion-selective channel 1 (VDAC1), highly increased levels of which … Read More

Israel builds unique ‘missile net’ to protect new airport near Eilat

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Israel has built a unique “missile net” to defend a new airport, as part of a newly completed segment of its eastern border barrier, a military official said Friday. The 34-kilometer (21-mile) fence runs along Israel’s border with Jordan, beginning near the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat and reaching the site of a new … Read More

New, accurate Israeli method detects early breast cancer

Monday, May 7, 2018

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheva announced the development of a new and accurate method of screening for early breast cancer, using inexpensive technology for breath and urine analysis.  The team of Israeli researchers used two different “electronic nose” gas sensors for breath, along with gas-chromatography mass … Read More

Paralyzed man finishes London Marathon aided by Israeli robotic suit

Monday, April 30, 2018

Simon Kindleysides of Norfolk, England became the first paralyzed man to finish the London Marathon on Monday, an astonishing feat which took him 36 hours to complete. He was able to walk the entire 26.2 mile course with the help of the the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton suit, a wearable device developed in Israel that allows … Read More

Rewalk technology

Israel’s ReWalk turns focus to stroke victims with cheaper walking device

Saturday, April 14, 2018

ReWalk Robotics Ltd., the Israeli developer of a robotic exoskeleton system that helps the paralyzed to walk, has started a clinical study of a new product that will aid the rehabilitation of people who have suffered a stroke. The company said that a first study participant began using a new “soft exo-suit system,” the ReStore, … Read More

Cell discovery holds out promise for Parkinson’s therapy

Saturday, April 14, 2018

An Israeli-led international study featured on the cover of The Journal of Neuroscience in February, holds the promise of advancing the field of cell-replacement therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD, which affects millions of people worldwide, causes devastating motor symptoms due to a loss of dopamine-secreting brain cells (dopaminergic neurons). Although there is no cure … Read More