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Soroka Medical Center hosted the binational conference.

Israeli researchers pioneer laser treatment for sealing wounds

Prof. Abraham Katzir: “Plastic surgeons will love this invention.”Suturing wounds and cuts has always been problematic. Even using today’s microsurgery techniques, the treated wounds are open to infection, and the patient is inevitably left with permanent and unsightly scars.When carbon …

Bringing Israeli life science talent back to its roots

Shmuel Hess: From MIT to Israel.Like so many other Israeli life science majors, the moment Shmuel Hess graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a doctorate in pharmacology, he packed his bags and set off for MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts …

Stopping the pain of PTSD before it starts

A faint waft of men’s cologne in a shopping mall. The smell of a neighbor’s barbecue. A flash of a face on TV: small unexpected sensory cues can trigger extreme reactions in people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), …

Research team unravels the secrets of synesthesia [VIDEO]

Research team unravels the secrets of synesthesia [VIDEO]

Dr. Roi Cohen Kadosh: One step closer to understanding the causes of synesthesia.An Israeli researcher working with team members from Britain and Spain has discovered that synesthetic experiences – where one sense triggers the involuntary use of other senses – …

Israel’s CorAssist keeps a weak heart pumping

“The most exciting thing in the world is to treat hearts,” Amir Loshakove, general manager of CorAssist.Heart attacks grab headlines, they take lives. A little known fact is that millions of Americans are at risk of heart disease, with a …

Israel’s ASI gives pathologists a vital second opinion

Applied Spectral Imaging’s technology applies the techniques of advanced genetic study to the examination of cells for cancer, tuberculosis and other diseases.You won’t find many professionals in the field admitting it, but the awful truth is that pathology is not …

Casting new energy onto broken limbs

StimuHeal’s MyoSpare electrodes sit under your cast, stimulating muscles to stay strong throughout the healing process.It’s bad enough sitting through the weeks of agony in a cast while your broken limb slowly heals. The itching, the sweat, the inability to …

Sleep apnea may prolong the lives of elderly sufferers

Moderate sleep apnea can prolong life according to Technion professor Peretz Lavie, who led the four-and-a-half-year study.Moderate sleep apnea may actually prolong your life according to surprising new findings by a team of Israeli researchers.The condition, a common sleep disorder …