Tag Archive for Israel medical

Israeli scientists predict coronavirus vaccine only weeks away

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.

By i24NEWS

 

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 »

Two Israeli scientists find way to kill pancreatic cancer cells in 14 days

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.

Cancerous cells forming a lump in the pancreatic tissue.

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Melanoma Vaccine Developed by Israeli Researchers

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 »

Israeli Researchers Develop MRI Protocols For Early Alzheimer Diagnosis

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 »

Israeli dad invents home use fetal heart rate monitor for pregnant moms

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.

HeraBEAT lets moms check fetal heartrate anytime, anywhere.

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Israeli Medial Team Develop New Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer

The research, conducted by Dr. Talia Golan, head of Sheba Medical Center’s Pancreatic Cancer Center, developed a new treatment for the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths.
– Dr. Talia Golan, “This treatment also exemplifies the advent of ‘precision medicine’ based on a specific genetic biomarker, BRCA 1 and 2.”

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

A Chaim Sheba Medical Center researcher has discovered a potential treatment for metastatic pancreatic cancer.

“In the history of oncology, there have been only two or three studies that have shown some benefits for pancreatic cancer,” said Dr. Raanan Berger, head of Oncology for Sheba Medical Center, the country’s largest hospital, located in the Tel HaShomer neighborhood of Ramat Gan. Continue Reading »

PLO official in Israeli hospital after PA terminated services for Palestinians

Jibril Rajoub, an avid supporter for violent terror attacks against Israelis, has been admitted to Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv, despite the Palestinian Authority’s announcement 2 months ago that it discontinued all medical treatments in Israel for Palestinians.

By The JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Senior Palestinian leader Jibril Rajoub is currently undergoing treatment at an Israeli hospital, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Tuesday.

According to the organization, Rajoub has repeatedly expressed his support for terror attacks and violence against Israelis, while emphasizing the importance of maintaining the backing of the international community. For this reason, he opposed suicide bombings in Tel Aviv, while encouraging targeting soldiers and settlers. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center ranks in top 10 “Best Hospitals in the World”

REPORT: “Sheba Medical Center (or Tel HaShomer Hospital) in Tel Aviv is a leader in medical science and biotechnical innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide….and serves over 1 million patients per year.”

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Newsweek magazine has tabbed Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer as one of the top 10 hospitals in the world, as part of its special “Best Hospitals in the World” edition.

According to Newsweek, “We partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, to develop a groundbreaking ranking of the world’s best hospitals.”

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer

“The hospitals on this list are at the forefront of adapting to these new challenges while providing top-notch patient care…The hospitals on our list are all world leaders in health care, but these are the very best – the top 10, according to Newsweek’s panel of doctors, medical professionals and administrators across four continents.” Continue Reading »

Israeli scientists identify molecules that may treat fatty liver disease, obesity

A team of Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists used an award-winning algorithm to identify 27 molecules with the significant potential for the treatment of obesity, fatty liver disease, among other ailments.

By Abigail Klein Leichman

 

In a newly published study in Scientific Reports, a team from Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Drug Research reports its discovery of 27 new molecules that activate a protein called PPAR-delta, which has the potential to increase physical endurance and trim waistlines by getting muscle cells to burn more fat.

These molecules therefore hold promise for the treatment of fatty liver disease and obesity, among other ailments. Continue Reading »

Rambam Hospital in Haifa and Georgia Tech start med-tech partnership

A Georgia Institute of Technology affiliate in Atlanta will host a new medical innovation incubator for local Israeli bio-med and digital health companies.

By Abigail Klein Leichman

 

Rambam Health Care Campus of Haifa and the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) – an affiliate of the Georgia Institute of Technology — are partnering to start a med-tech incubator for Israeli-based companies in Atlanta.

GCMI, along with Rambam doctors and specialists from various fields, will provide advice and consultation to Israeli companies at the new Biomedical and Digital Health Innovation Center to help them obtain funding, navigate commercialization and regulatory clearance and other necessities for entering the US healthcare market. Continue Reading »

Israeli researchers develop ‘cluster bomb’ pill to eradicate leukemic proteins

Being developed for oral use, not an injection, the ground-breaking treatment for acute myeloid leukemia will accomplish the work of 3-4 separate drugs, reduce cancer patients’ need for radical procedures and eliminate some unbearable side effects.
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers are  trying to expand the drug’s use to other cancers.

By Ran Reznick, Erez Linn, Maytal Yasur Beit-Or & Israel Hayom Staff

 

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have recently developed a breakthrough biological drug to treat people suffering from acute myeloid leukemia.

AML is one of the most aggressive cancers, and while other cancers have benefited from new treatments, there has been little encouraging news for most leukemia patients for the past 40 years, the researchers said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Israeli doctors implant first knee replacement that regrows bone & cartilage

Israel’s first knee implant, recently performed as part of clinical trials at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, was the product of Israeli startup Cartiheal and researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
– Watch video report

 

The team believe they have found a solution to moderate damage done to the knee, with their unique implant that grows both bone and cartilage.

View news source at: https://worldisraelnews.com/watch-israel-performs-1st-knee-replacement-that-regrows-cartilage-and-bone/

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🇮🇱 Netanyahu: Israel search & rescue teams for Guatemala are ready 🇬🇹

Israeli PM tells Gautemalan president following volcanic eruption, search & rescue, first aid, recovery provision, anything you need, we’re sending it.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to assist Guatemala in rescue and recovery efforts, following a devastating earthquake that killed dozens of people earlier this week.

Israel’s ZAKA Search & Rescue volunteeres arrive in Gautemala and begin coordinating with local officials. – Photo courtesy: ZAKA Search & Rescue NGO/Facebook

On Sunday, the Volcan del Fuego volcano southwest of Guatemala City erupted, killing more than 60 people and burying nearby towns in ash.

The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction in Guatemala said that fiery clouds of smoke were billowing from the volcano and that soot blanketed cars and houses in the nearby villages of San Pedro Yepocapa and Sangre de Cristo. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Rambam Hospital and Stanford University to fund joint R&D projects

Rambam Health Care Campus, serving the over 2 million residents of Northern Israel, will pool its resources to break new ground in medicine along with Stanford University Medical Center, by funding & collaborating in joint R&D projects.

By Ariel Whitman

 

Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus struck a partnership deal with Stanford University Medical Center to encourage research and development entrepreneurship and collaborative projects, Israel Hayom discovered Wednesday.

The heads of the respective hospital agreed to the partnership in the interest of pooling medical resources, time and manpower as well as connecting Silicon Valley with Israel’s burgeoning and innovative high-tech industry. Continue Reading »

Palestinian surgeons train in Israel, go to Gaza to perform corneal transplants

In less than 2 years approximately 60 corneal transplant surgeries have been performed in Gaza by Palestinian doctors who were trained in Israel.

By COGAT

 

​At the end of 2016, a new branch of St John’s Eye Hospital was opened in Gaza and, recently, corneal transplant surgeries have been performed in the Gaza Strip by Palestinian doctors who have undergone training in Israel.

Earlier this week, two Palestinian doctors who work at the Jerusalem hospital crossed into the Gaza Strip via the Erez crossing to perform rounds of treatments and corneal transplants at the St John’s hospital branch in Gaza. Continue Reading »