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Israel’s Sheba Medical Center teams up with US NIH on COVID-19 vaccine

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 »

Three Gulf States reach out to Israeli hospital to fight coronavirus together

Open cooperation between Israel the Gulf states in fighting the COVID-19 came to fruition as years of closer and public ties with Israel have become more commonplace.



Three Gulf states have reached out to Israel in recent weeks to receive information and assistance in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. The three make up half of the countries that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Bahrain and another Gulf state reached out to Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, expressing interest in the hospital’s response to the pandemic, and the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the United Nations said publicly that her government would be willing to work with Israel on a vaccine. Continue Reading »

Israeli medical team sent to help fight Samoan measles outbreak

In response to the United Nations World Health Organization’s appeal to Israel for help in Samoa, Israeli’s Foreign Ministry asked the Sheba Medical Center to send a delegation of medical experts.

By Abigail Klein Leichman


A medical team from Israel is on its way to the Pacific island nation of Samoa to assist overwhelmed healthcare workers trying to contain a serious measles epidemic and treat those already infected.

Measles vaccines are now mandatory in Samoa. – Screenshot

A reported 70 people – mostly children — are reported dead from the outbreak, which has affected more than 4,800 citizens in the country of 200,000 since October. 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.



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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Under threat of personal safety, Kurdish parents bring child to Israeli hospital

Coming from Iraqi Kurdistan, a Kurdish mom says they were “not hostages in the hospital,” and they ventured out to see the country, including touring Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and even going to pray on the Temple Mount.



After being bombed and attacked by both the Turkish Army and its allied Free Syrian Army Forces in Afrin last year, Aram (name changed for security reasons) and her family – Kurds who were native to northern Syria – were forced to flee to Iraqi Kurdistan, much like the hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have recently become refugees due to the Turkish military operation. Continue Reading »

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.”



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 »

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 »

BREAKING: Former Israeli President Peres admitted to hospital after suffering stroke


Israel’s TV2 confirmed that the 93 yr-old Peres is in serious condition.



Former president Shimon Peres was admitted to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan on Tuesday evening after feeling unwell.


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IDF soldier died after surgery but donated organs saved 6 others


19 yr-old Lee Hassin ז”ל underwent surgery at Sheba Medical Center to remove a large but benign brain tumor. Since he did not survive the operation, his parents donated his organs and now 6 other Israelis, including an 18 yr-old girl & a 5 yer-old boy, have a chance at life.

By Meytal Yassour Beit-Or and Israel Hayom Staff


The organs of IDF soldier Lee Hassin, 19, who died of a brain tumor, have saved the lives of six people.

Lee Hassin, 19, of Pardess Hannah – Photo Courtesy of the Hassin family

“I believe that if they asked Lee, he would say ‘yes’ to donating his organs,” said Hassin’s mother, Heli, said.

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Revolutionary Israeli treatment facilitates cancer patients’ bodies to heal themselves

Meet Keytruda, the Israeli drug for fighting metastatic melanoma. If this new treatment known as immunotherapy lives up to expectations, the world of oncology will undergo a real treatment revolution within just a few years.

By Sarit Rosenblum


At the age of 68, Prof. Ben-Shabbat noticed an odd-looking sore on his head. “They told me at the hospital that it’s a melanoma and needs to be surgically removed,” he relates. “After the operation, I said to myself, thank God it’s gone.” But the sore reappeared, on his neck this time. The doctors informed Ben-Shabbat and his family that they were dealing with a metastatic growth, and that Ben-Shabbat’s future looked bleak. Continue Reading »

While Gaza Rockets Fall on Israel’s Cities, Israeli Surgeons Operate on Palestinian Girl


Alert Siren blasts as medical team perform emergency surgery on Palestinian infant with birth defects.  “Our responsibility is to the children, regardless of where they are from,” replies one senior physician, “They’re not to blame for the situation.”

By Meital Yasur Beit-Or


As sirens blared at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, warning of incoming rockets on Thursday, a group of Israeli surgeons continued to operate on a Palestinian baby, alongside an Israeli child, in the intensive care ward, which is not adequately protected from rocket strikes.

An operation at Sheba Medical Center

The Palestinian infant was suffering from multiple birth defects and arrived at the hospital attached to a respirator.

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Hospitalized Former PM Ariel Sharon’s Condition Deteriorating

Israel’s former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s condition has taken a turn for the worse, after undergoing surgery last month.

Family members report, Sharon, 85, has 1-4 days to live.

By Tova Dvorin



Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s condition continues to worsen, Sheba Hospital in Tel HaShomer reported Wednesday to Channel 10.

Sharon’s condition has been on the decline since being hospitalized for renal failure. The former premier underwent kidney surgery last month to fix the problem, but the move backfired, causing a further breakdown in his vital functions.

Medical officials are reportedly not optimistic; all treatment options have been exhausted they say. Continue Reading »

Sheba Medical Center save Syrian refugee boy’s life in heart surgery


First time ever: 4 yr-old Syrian boy with a rare heart condition undergoes life-saving surgery at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center.

After the successful surgery, the boys father was quoted as saying, “The Israeli doctors saved his life and I am happy to have met this country.”

By Adi Rubinstein



A 4-year-old Syrian refugee from the besieged city of Homs underwent surgery recently at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, the first time a Syrian has been operated on at the pediatric cardiology ward.

Heart-warming success: 4-year-old Syrian heart patient Mohammed Hamudi with his father and Dr.

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New Israeli drug during chemotherapy successfully prevents damage to ovaries

For years, medical researchers have been working to preserve fertility in female cancer patients. Scientists testing an experimental chemotherapy drug at the Sheba Medical Center, have been successfully preventing damage to fertility.




One of the greatest fears of younger women who have to undergo chemotherapy to fight tumors is possible fertility damage. But the mechanism responsible for the destruction of the eggs in their ovaries and the resultant infertility has not been understood until now.

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer – Photo: Courtesy Sheba Medical Center

A new Israeli study, published today in the prestigious journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science Translational Medicine, has discovered the working of this mechanism and proven that treatment with the immunomodulator AS101 during chemotherapy can successfully prevent damage to fertility.

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Israeli researchers: Group of Colorado Indians have common Jewish ancestor

Sheba Medical Center geneticists find common genetic mutation, often called the ‘Ashkenazi mutation.’

Sheba Medical Center geneticists have found that a population of Indians in the U.S. state of Colorado has genetic Jewish roots going back to the expulsion of Jews from Spain.


Indian tribes - Reuters - May 30, 2012

Indian tribes meeting in Denver, Colorado. Some Indians from the state have a unique genetic mutation usually found among Ashkenazi Jews - Photo by Reuters

The common marker was a unique genetic mutation on the BRCA1 gene. This mutation, commonly known as the “Ashkenazi mutation,” is found in Jews of Ashkenazi origin and is associated with an increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. Continue Reading »