The first implants of the Israeli startup CorNeat Vision’s synthetic cornea, which bio-integrates with the host’s eye, has received approval to conduct clinical trials on patients at Beilinson Hospital in central Israel.
By ILH Staff
The Israeli startup CorNeat Vision has received approval to conduct clinical trials of a synthetic cornea that bio-integrates with the human eye.
The Health Ministry-approved trial of the CorNeat KPro will be run at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva on 10 patients suffering from corneal blindness who are either not candidates for or have experienced one or more failed cornea transplants, the company announced last week. Continue Reading »
Israeli Defense Ministry spokesperson reported that researchers at the Israel Institute for Biological Research identified two antiviral drugs as an effective treatment for COVID-19.
– One, an FDA-approved drug and the second, already in the advanced stages of the approval process.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
As part of the wide-ranging efforts of the Israel Institute for Biological Research to identify antiviral drugs for COVID-19, scientists have tested an analogue of the FDA-approved Cerdelga drug, and an analogue of a second drug that is currently in advanced stages of the approval process, an Israeli Defense Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.
Treatment of a new disease such as COVID-19 using an existing, approved drug may serve as an effective short-term solution considering that one of the major challenges in addressing such a pandemic is the length of time it takes for both the research and approval phases of new drugs. Continue Reading »
Prof. Dror Harats, the head of research at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer says the union with the U.S. National Institute of Health will expedite efforts that “lead to a vaccine and saving lives.”
By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or
Israel’s Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer will be teaming up with the US National Institute of Health (NIH) to find a vaccine for coronavirus.
According to the plan, Sheba will send the NIH’s Vaccine Research Center samples of blood, plasma, and the virus itself taken from corona patients examined in Israel, as well as all relevant information the hospital collects during the clinical studies it runs itself and in conjunction with international pharmaceutical companies. Continue Reading »
According to a statement by Israel’s Defense Ministry, the Israel Institute for Biological Research “is the first institution to achieve a scientific breakthrough that meets all three” of the parameters needed.
– Collaborating with the town of Yeroham, a planned vaccine production facility will ensure Israeli self-sufficiency for both regular routine vaccinations and in cases of a pandemic.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, ANNA AHRONHEIM, IDAN ZONSHINE
The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has completed a groundbreaking scientific development, identifying an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, according to a statement by the Defense Ministry.
“I am proud of the Biological Institute staff, who have made a major breakthrough,” said Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday after visiting the Ness Ziona-based lab. Continue Reading »
Mixing Apples & Oranges: An Israeli left-wing campaign video focuses on the unquestioned trust by all of Israel with their Arab health officials, in virtually all levels in every hospital throughout Israel, but conveniently ignores the real issues at hand about their political leaders, some of whom have applauded, even assisted terrorists.
By Israel Today Staff
A viral video campaign is asking Israeli Jews to trust their Arab countrymen in politics the same as they trust them in health care.
The “Partners in Fate; Partners in Government” video has been viewed nearly 2 million times in Hebrew. The 55-second clip features a series of Israeli Arab doctors and nurses, noting that they, alongside their Jewish colleagues, have won the praise of the entire nation during the battle against the coronavirus. Continue Reading »
The Israeli masks, with sizes to fit adults, kids or men with full beards, are made of high-density cotton which can be disinfected in a 60° C laundry cycle for almost unlimited reuse, as global demand has made single-use masks scarce, or too overpriced.
Israel is heading off shortages of disposable surgical masks during the coronavirus crisis by mass-producing washable versions sized to fit everyone from children to bearded men who shun shaving due to their religion.
As part of stepped-up precautions against the virus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government on Sunday made it compulsory for Israelis to cover their mouths and noses while in public. Continue Reading »
Forbes published its comprehensive study ranking how 60 countries are dealing with the coronavirus, determining Israel is the safest country in the world to be in fighting against the pandemic.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
A study published in Forbes Magazine presents a comprehensive analysis examining the steps taken in various countries around the world as part of the fight against the spread of the Corona virus.
In the study, 60 countries are ranked according to different factors, including safety, risk level, treatment efficacy, and government support for people affected by the economic impact of the virus.
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A police officer mans a checkpoint at the entrance to Bnei Brak.-
According to preliminary data provided by the Haifa-based company, not only have all six of the critically ill coronavirus patients that were treated survived, but four of them showed improvement in respiratory parameters.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
Six critically ill coronavirus patients in Israel who are considered high-risk for mortality have been treated with Pluristem’s placenta-based cell-therapy product and survived, according to preliminary data provided by the Haifa-based company.
The patients were treated at three different Israeli medical centers for one week under the country’s compassionate use program and were suffering from acute respiratory failure and inflammatory complications associated with COVID-19. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Israel’s Kan TV 11NEWS broadcast touching scenes showing just how much Israelis, throughout the Jewish State, appreciates its doctors, nurses and medics by going out onto their balconies to applaud them.
By Israel Today Staff
Israel’s Kan TV 11NEWS showed how Israelis across the country answered a call to publicly show appreciation for the heroic efforts of the nation’s medical personnel in combatting the spread of COVID-19, known commonly as the coronavirus.
In nearly every town and village, people confined to their homes by new government regulations went out to their balconies and broke into a two-minute round of applause. Continue Reading »
The Israeli Drugmaker, Teva Pharmaceutical rushes to send its Malaria drug to Covid-19 patients in U.S. hospitals following encouraging results from China and France. Teva said 6 million tablets will be delivered to U.S. hospitals by March 31, and more than 10 million in a month.
By Riley Griffin
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said it plans to donate more than 10 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine sulfate, a malaria drug touted by President Donald Trump as a potential treatment for the coronavirus, to help U.S. hospitals meet a potential surge in demand.
The Israeli company is one of the world’s largest makers of hydroxychloroquine, a less-toxic version of chloroquine, which is used in malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Continue Reading »
Israeli researchers in the Upper Galilee are currently establishing parameters, permitting the safety approvals that will enable the Galilee Research Institute’s preclinical testing of a coronavirus vaccine.
A group of Israeli researchers at the Galilee Research Institute (MIGAL) are close to developing a coronavirus vaccine that could be ready in three weeks and available within 90 days, according to Israeli Minister of Science and Technology Ofir Akunis.
The research team has already created a vaccine against avian Coronavirus Infectious Bronchitis Virus (IBV), and are adapting it to create a human vaccine against Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to The Jewish Press. Continue Reading »
In collaboration with Dr. Talia Golan’s team at the Cancer Research Center at Sheba Medical Center, a study, led by Prof. Malka Cohen-Armon and her team at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine have successfully eradicated the number of cancerous cells by up to 90% after two weeks of daily injections.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
A new treatment developed by Tel Aviv University could induce the destruction of pancreatic cancer cells, eradicating the number of cancerous cells by up to 90% after two weeks of daily injections of a small molecule known as PJ34.
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Cancerous cells forming a lump in the pancreatic tissue.
A new protocol developed by Tel Aviv University researchers using nanotechnology that proved effective in preventing melanoma tumors in mice could lead to a major breakthrough in the treatment of far more dangerous skin cancers.
By Tsvi Sadan
Nature Nanotechnology published on August 5 a study led by Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and head of the Laboratory for Cancer Research and Nanomedicine at Tel Aviv Universality’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and Prof. Helena Florindo of the University of Lisbon, while on sabbatical at the Satchi-Fainaro lab at Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro – Screenshot: YouTube
Satchi-Fainaro’s research team, which also included Dr. Continue Reading »
The new MRI technique developed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers is especially important for understanding whether a patient is merely getting older or is developing a disease such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.
By Naama Barak
MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, already does pretty amazing work giving us a better picture of what’s happening on our insides. But it is about to do even more amazing work, helping doctors determine more quickly the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.
A team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led by Dr. Aviv Mezer, found a way for MRIs to record changes in the biological makeup of brain tissue. Continue Reading »
WATCH: HeraMED eliminates stress for pregnant women with the first compact medical-grade mobile fetal heart rate monitor that’s synced to your smartphone.
– Israeli dad invents fetal heart rate monitor for home use
By Abigail Klein Leichman
When David Groberman’s wife, Odelia, was pregnant with their third child, some concerns sent the couple scurrying from one medical appointment to the next.
After arranging for babysitting, driving to the appointment, finding parking, and waiting, the actual fetal monitoring exam took only several minutes – and then came another round of waiting for the physician to analyze results.
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HeraBEAT lets moms check fetal heartrate anytime, anywhere.