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Dr. Fahed Hakim.

Israeli research behind new cancer-fighting drug

Professor Avraham Hershko (left) and Dr. Aaron Ciechanover led the Technion team that discovered the system that degrades proteins – the ubiquitin system. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to fight cancer, which is the …

Putting a wrap on patient health

MTRE’s Allon Wrap has been clinically proven, and – according to the company – has been shown to significantly reduce morbidity, immunosuppression, coagulopathy, and shivering. At Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petah Tikva, surgeons will not begin a 10-hour liver …

Video games help researchers monitor brains cells

Using a video game featuring a yellow taxi, virtual city and human players with electrodes embedded in their memory banks, the team have discovered how three types of brain cells interact to help people navigate the real world.Israeli and American …

Wireless monitoring for the heart

Remon’s implant, which requires no antenna, battery or connecting leads, contains a pressure monitoring system that measures the pressure inside the artery and wirelessly transmits this information to an external computer based system.Hezi Himelfarb, CEO of Remon Medical Technologies, wants …

Israelis develop West Nile vaccine

The West Nile virus was eliminated in intentionally infected lab mice, and it has already promoted the recovery of a woman at Netanya’s Laniado Hospital.Israeli microbiologists have developed the first passive vaccine against the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, which has …

Researchers discover genetic marker for lung cancer

The researchers are now developing a simple blood test based on these findings which will be able to detect smokers who are at especially high risk of developing lung cancer. A genetic marker that increases susceptibility to lung cancer in …