The Israeli image makers

Hebrew University whizzes have developed a mathematical algorithm that requires marking images with only a few crude squiggles to create a highly realistic color picture.Israeli brainpower provides much added value to computer software, according to Science magazine, which recently ranked …

Patenting Israeli ingenuity

The Israel Trademark and Patent Office has some 200 employees and is responsible for examining applications and registering patents, designs and trademarks within the country.Few Israelis are Einsteins, but the great Jewish physicist, who was hired as a Swiss patent …

Dead Sea air holds benefits for CF patients

The minerals found in the Dead Sea’s mud, sulfur pools, and thermal springs aid the breathing of cystic fibrosis patients.Being at the Dead Sea for a week or two can benefit children and young adults suffering from cystic fibrosis and …

New use for myrrh?

Myrrh is an aromatic resin that comes from the bark of a shrub found in the Middle East and East Africa.Myrrh, one of the most important perfumes in ancient times, that is mentioned 11 times in the Bible (including six …

Hyperbaric chamber helps man regain vision

A blood clot blocked the central artery in the retina of a 54-year-old man.A man who was blind in one eye regained his sight after unusual treatment recently in the hyperbaric chamber operated by Rambam Hospital’s ophthalmology department.The man, 54, …