Health
Soroka Medical Center hosted the binational conference.

Scientists identify cause of rising HIV rates

Medicated AIDS patients are increasingly passing on the virus to male partners, Israeli researchers discover after combing through data. Rising HIV infection rates have been blamed on risky sexual behavior of medicated AIDS patients. An alarming rise in HIV infection …

Scientists close in on cure for diabetes

Glucose-sensing enzyme holds the key to insulin production, according to breakthrough Israeli research pointing the way toward a cure for diabetes. Leader of the multi-year study, Prof. Yuval Dor of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hope is on the horizon for …

Israeli researchers zero in on nearsightedness gene

Myopia was long understood to be genetic, but until now nobody could pinpoint the genetic mutation responsible for the world’s most common eye disorder. Photo by Nati Shohat, Flash90 A woman undergoes an eye test in Jerusalem. Myopia is the …

Cancer-fighting cells get home field advantage

By blocking malignant cells’ ability to neutralize natural defense antibodies, a new Israeli pharmaceutical is poised to score a touchdown against cancer. CEO Dr. Michael Schickler. To fight cancer, it sometimes helps to think outside the box, utilizing methods and …

An answer to diabetes?

A peptide developed in Israel offers a promising potential treatment for the Type 1 form of this very common serious condition. Dr. Shlomo Dagan, right, with Prof. Irun Cohen at Andromeda Biotech’s lab. It used to be called “juvenile” diabetes. …

The software that could prevent crib death

A simple invention by two Israeli college students could provide a new weapon against the little-understood phenomenon of SIDS. Photo courtesy of Ben-Gurion University Anava Feinsilver and Tomer Apel developed BabyBeat as their senior project. An invention of two Israeli …