Tag Archive for Medicine

Israeli firm begins advanced trials for non-opioide alternative in U.S.

Headquartered in Herzliya, the Israeli pharmaceutical received the go-ahead from the FDA to commence advanced trials in the U.S. on its long-lasting pain-killer, confidant it will replace the commonly used and highly addictive opiate-based medicines.

By REUTERS

 

JERUSALEM – Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a pain relief drug that is a departure from opiate-based narcotics, it said on Tuesday.

Many patients today dealing with pain after surgery are prescribed opioids, which can be highly addictive and are at the heart of a costly health crisis in the United States. Continue Reading »

France undergoes ‘Medical Brain Drain’ as medical professionals flock to Israel

With Israeli authorities expediting the recognition of French medical credentials that make the transition easier for seasoned professionals, the upsurge in antisemitism in France is convincing their doctors & medical field associates, many of whom hold prestigious and influential leadership positions, to pack-up and leave France with their families for Israel, in increasing numbers.

By BERNARD EDINGER

 

Michel Alimi says he was shopping at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket just a couple of hours before an Islamist struck on January 9, 2015, shooting four Jews dead and holding 16 hostage before being killed by French police. Now, he, his wife and one of his daughters are moving to Israel. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israel’s health system ranks in top 10 of the best, ahead of UK, US, Canada

 

The London-based institute’s comparative study, examining three basic components of health: availability of preventive care, health infrastructure, and citizens’ physical & mental health, showed Israelis enjoy top health care.

By Chana Roberts

 

A recent study ranked Israel’s health care system as the ninth-best in the world, the UK’s Business Insider reported.

The research, conducted by the London-based Legatum Institute, compared 104 variables and listed nine subindexes. The study examined three basic components of health: availability of preventive care, health infrastructure, and citizens’ physical and mental health.

Western Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya – Photo courtesy

149 countries were included in the comparison, with Israel included in the top ten. Continue Reading »

Japanese firm acquires Israeli pharmaceutical company for $1.1B

Neuroderm, the Israeli pharmaceutical company that deals with “next-generation treatments” was just bought for $1.1B in cash by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli pharmaceutical company Neuroderm has been bought out in a massive deal for $1.1 billion by Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corp, the company announced on Monday.

The all-cash deal will expand the company’s business overseas, according to Reuters.

Medical student conducting research – Photo: Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine

NeuroDerm develops drugs and medical devices for central nervous system (CNS) disorders such as Parkinson’s, in which it was the first to develop a key treatment currently used for the disease. Continue Reading »

New Israel-US partnership opens cannabis production lab in New Mexico

 

The manufacture of smokeless, accurately dosed cannabis medication, “with an equal THC – CBD ratio,” is now being produced to treat a wide variety of illnesses, according to the 2 partners’ ‘joint’ statement (no pun intended).

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An Israeli and New Mexican company have joined forces to launch the first-ever pharmaceutical cannabis production lab in the United States.

The Lod-based Panaxia Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Ultra Health have opened a facility in Bernalillo, New Mexico, that will manufacture smokeless, accurately dosed cannabis medication in a variety of delivery methods, the companies announced this week in a joint statement. Continue Reading »

Record number of organ transplants in Israel for 2016

 

Hospitals throughout Israel saved 504 lives in 2016 attributed to organ transplants, compared with 433 in 2015.
• 1,116 patients still waiting for organ transplants, most of them needing a liver, kidney or heart.
• 61% of families approached about donating a dead loved one’s organs agreed.

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or

 

A record 504 organ transplants were performed in Israel in 2016, a significant increase from the 433 in 2015, according to data from the National Transplant Center. The transplanted organs were taken from both the deceased and the living, giving new life and hope to terminally ill patients. Continue Reading »

BUSINESS: Israel’s new AIDS cure soon to be marketed

 

Zion Pharmaceutical, founded 30 months ago to manufacture the AIDS and cancer treatment drugs developed by Prof. Abraham Loyter of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is seeking the finances to enter the market.

By Gali Weinreb of the Globes

 

Last week, a new HIV treatment hit the headlines, after it had been tested in the blood of ten patients and found effective in the destruction of cells infected with AIDS – without damaging healthy cells. The drug was developed by Prof. Abraham Loyter from the Hebrew University, and the technology has been commercialized through a company called Zion Pharmaceutical by Yissum, the Hebrew University’s technology commercialization company. Continue Reading »

Tel Aviv University researchers successfully stop breast cancer metastasis in mice

 

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered an “extremely effective way” to prevent the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body in mice by combining gene therapy with chemotherapy and delivering it to the tumor.

 

By combining gene therapy with chemotherapy and delivering it to a primary tumor site, researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine have discovered in mice an “extremely effective way” to prevent the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body.Doctor [Illustrative] – Photo: INGIMAGE

One in eight women worldwide contract breast cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Continue Reading »

Israel develops revolutionary prostate cancer treatment at Weizmann Institute

 

Prof. Avigdor Scherz & Prof. Yoram Salomon of the Weizmann Institute develop a groundbreaking treatment for prostate cancer patients that targets the tumor without damaging genitalia, urinary tract, or general quality of life.

By Rotem Elizera

 

The incidence of prostate cancer, especially among men, in Israel has increased in the past two decades. However, Professor Avigdor Scherz and Professor Yoram Salomon of the Weizmann Institute have developed a groundbreaking treatment, bearing good news for the patients diagnosed with the deadly disease.

Special prostate cancer treatment. – Photo: Yariv Katz

Prostate cancer patients face a dilemma today: Undergoing prostate surgery and radiation, which often causes erectile dysfunction and urinary retention, or staying under “active surveillance,” which could allow the cancer to metastasize. Continue Reading »

Israeli Cancer Cure Brings Amazing Results in American Tests

 

Innovative Israeli cure shows 94% of leukemia patients in clinical test in the U.S. exhibits signs of recovery.

By Israel Today Staff

 

An innovative Israeli-developed cure for leukemia that is currently being tested in the US is seeing amazing results.

The clinical tests have been run primarily on patients with advanced leukemia that were given only a matter of months to live. An astonishing 94 percent have reportedly shown improvement, and in more than half symptoms related to the cancer have disappeared all together.

Professor Zelig Eshhar

Professor Stanley Riddell of the University of Washington, who is running the tests, cautioned that much work remains to clarify the results of the study, and it is still unknown if the treatment managed to remove the cancer completely, or if it will return in the aforementioned patients. Continue Reading »

Another Israeli life-saver: A bandage that stops severe bleeding

 

WoundClot’s unique chemical structure allows the absorption of large amounts of liquids without disintegration while enhancing the blood’s natural process of clotting to stop the bleeding.

By REUTERS

 

A new Israeli-developed bandage aims to save lives in cases of severe bleedings, where conventional treatment procedures could fail to stop a deadly hemorrhage.

This bandage replicates clotting and stems heavy bleeding almo…This bandage stops uncontrollable bleeding in seconds

Posted by NowThis on Monday, February 8, 2016

According to Yuval Yaskil, owner and CEO of developers Core Scientific Creations (CSC), the bandage, called WoundClot, not only stops severe bleedings within minutes – without the need to apply pressure on the wound – but also enhances the blood’s natural process of clotting. Continue Reading »

Israeli scientist target aging as cure for ailments

 

Seeking to treat the root of several aging-related diseases, the new clinical trial is testing whether medication can delay onset of  certain illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, and cognitive impairment.

By Liat Levy

 

The cultural fixation with youth has permeated industries from cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, supplements and more. We are frequently hearing that a magical cure is just around the corner.

Dr. Nir Barzilai

Professor Nir Barzilai, director and founder of the Institute for Aging Research at Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has more reason than most to believe that this is not far from the truth. Continue Reading »

Likud MK Establishes Medical Marijuana Lobby at Israel’s Knesset

 

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

 

A Knesset loby for the use of medical cannabis has been established with Likud MK Sharren Haskel at its head, it was announced on Thursday. “It has become accepted that medical cannabis has significant health benefits and an important place in the development of the world of medicine,” Haskel said, “but there are many impediments to its use. The trend is to limit this development, even tough there are many seriously ill patients who need it.”

A licensed grower inspects medical marijuana plants in one of the greenhouses used to grow the drug in Israel

Israel is considered a leader in cannabis research for medical uses. Continue Reading »

Israeli micro-antenna will revolutionize treatment of small tumors

Hebrew University of Jerusalem students are working on micro-antenna that can be inserted into the stomach to detect & treat cancers too small to be treated with available methods.

By Yori Yalon

 

Students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem are developing an innovative micro-antenna able to focus radiation at tiny tumors in the digestive tract.

An image of the innovative new antenna, which will revolutionize treatment of small tumors

Israel’s police chief says ‘Time has come to re-examine marijuana prohibition’

 

The Israeli government and police should reexamine their policies on the use of cannabis and study how other countries are dealing with the matter, National Police Chief Yohanan Danino said Wednesday.

National Police Chief Yochanan Danino – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem

“I think the time has come for the Israel police, together with the state, to re-examine their stance on Cannabis. I think we must sit and study what’s happening around the world [with Cannabis].”

Speaking to high school students in Beit Shemesh Wednesday, Danino also said he is aware of the fact that Cannabis “has become an issue that is much more a part of the public debate than it was in the past and more citizens are asking that the use of Cannabis be legalized”. Continue Reading »