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Startup Can-Fite Biopharma joins the ranks of cancer fighters

Can-Fite’s CF-101 is intended as a long-term treatment to prevent cancer from worsening.An Israeli startup known as Can-Fite Biopharma is reversing the normal approach to developing drugs in the laboratory: Instead of looking for why cancer occurs, it’s trying to …

Pharmos sees new use for brain injury therapy

Dexanabinol, Pharmos’ drug for brain injury, is being tested for effectiveness against brain impairment following heart surgery.Pharmos Corp. is working with a whole new set of compounds derived from a cannabis-like drug that has already proved successful in improving the …

Israel’s Teva leads U.S. generic drug market 

Generic drugs produced by Teva and other manufacturers are often 50 to 80 percent cheaper than competing brand-name products.The need for quality health care combined with rising costs has Americans facing a squeeze. How do we serve an aging population …

Israeli ultrasound machine to target cancer in U.S. patients

A magnetic resonance imaging machine locates cancer tumors and detects if they’ve been killed by ultrasound treatments.Israel-based Insightec has signed preliminary contracts with Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston to establish a research center for the non-invasive treatment of cancer …

Israeli team saves the life of Arab ‘bubble baby’

Prof. Shimon Slavin of Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem holds baby Salsabil.An Israeli medical team has saved the life of an Arab “bubble baby” at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, which, with its partner hospital in Jerusalem, …