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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.

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

Israeli Trauma Experts Take the Lead in Treating Manchester Terror Victims

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Israeli trauma experts have landed in Manchester in the wake of the attack on the Ariana Grande concert to treat victims and train medical staff on the ground, Breaking Israel News reported Monday. The terrorist organization Islamic State has officially claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that left 22 people killed, many of them children, … Read More

Israel Rushes Aid to Sri Lanka as Floods Displace Tens of Thousands

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Israel has delivered emergency supplies to Sri Lankan authorities as they struggle to cope with the impact of floods and mudslides that have killed nearly 200 people and displaced more than 80,000 from their homes in recent days. Daniel Carmon — Israel’s ambassador to India and Sri Lanka — delivered boxes of relief supplies to … Read More

Israeli Researchers Develop New ALS Treatment

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

JNS.org – Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) announced the development of a new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The lethal neurodegenerative disorder causes deterioration in the brain and spinal cord’s motor nerve cells, leading to atrophy, paralysis and eventually death caused by a complete breakdown … Read More

New technology can predict resistance to chemotherapy

Saturday, May 27, 2017

NewStem, a startup based in Jerusalem, is developing a novel diagnostic kit for predicting resistance to chemotherapy treatments. The technology is based on the pioneering research of Prof. Nissim Benvenisty of the Azrieli Center for Stem Cells and Genetic Research  at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The problem to be addressed by the kit is … Read More

The Israelis helping to conquer cancer

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May is National Cancer Research Month in the United States. But cancer doesn’t care who you are or where you live, so every research breakthrough is vital to the global community of cancer patients and their families. And Israel is renowned for its many studies and scientific breakthroughs that have led to new treatments and better understanding … Read More

Israeli study finds missing protein may contribute to Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) say they have verified the absence of a protein in Alzheimer’s disease patients, and that absence likely contributes to the onset of the debilitating disease. The common consensus is that aging is the result of DNA damage accumulation — essentially the body’s failure to implement processes … Read More

The Lone Star state welcomes the Israel water industry

Monday, May 8, 2017

On May 5, 2017, the Israeli Economic Delegation of the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry in Texas and the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a first-of-its-kind event in the city of Austin for 200 key players from the Texas water industry and government. The event presented innovative Israeli water technologies developed to meet market demand … Read More