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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 researchers pioneer paradigm shift in cancer treatment

Friday, July 21, 2017

An entirely new way to fight cancer is almost ready to go public. The American Food and Drug Administration unanimously recommended a revolutionary new cancer treatment for its final approval. and it’s a paradigm shift in how doctors and researchers treat certain cancers. Cancer is difficult for a person’s immune system to fight on its own … Read More

Toyota research arm takes first step into Israel’s start-up scene with investment into robotics for the elderly

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Toyota‘s research arm has just announced itself on the Israeli start-up scene, confirming on Tuesday that it has led an early-stage funding round in Israel’s Intuition Robotics. Toyota Research Institute, TRI, the automaker’s initiative in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving and home robotics, has a treasure chest of $1 billion and says it has led a … Read More

Israeli Doctoral Student Develops Groundbreaking Test for Parkinson’s Disease

Sunday, July 9, 2017

JNS.org – Suaad Abd-Elhadi, a doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has won an innovation award for developing a new groundbreaking tool that could lead to earlier detection of Parkinson’s disease. Abd-Elhadi’s “lipid ELISA” test could also improve monitoring of the disease’s progression and a patient’s response to treatment. ELISA stands for enzyme-linked immunosorbent … Read More

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