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Soroka Medical Center hosted the binational conference.

Israeli startup active in gene therapy technology

GVT’s technology inserts a healthy gene into cells where genes are malfunctioning in treating cancers.Gene Vector Technologies is one of the few gene therapy companies in Israel. Little gene therapy research is conducted in Israel either, and commercial applications are …

Galil Medical freezes cancer tumors into oblivion

Galil Medical’s technology will allow doctors to kill cancer tumors by repeatedly freezing and thawing them.”You never know if you’ve killed off a cancer for good,” Galil Medical Israel general manager Uri Amir said. “You have to be very cautious …

SELAH provides comfort and support to immigrants

SELAH volunteers are active at Israeli hospitals to help take care of immigrants in need.It started as a carefree Friday morning in May for the Sorokin family. Vladislav and Olessia, a newly arrived young immigrant couple, their son Sasha, 6, …

Camera-in-a-pill now before health care community

Although the technology is ingenious, analysts disagree about whether Given Imaging’s camera-in-a-pill will be a moneymaker.With investors feeling gloomy and the markets still dim after the Sept. 11 attacks in the United States, it took a tiny camera inside a …

Shaare Zedek responds to the demands of the times

The underground emergency room at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center is a vital asset in case of terror attacks.Shaare Zedek Hospital is an institution whose history is inextricably linked to the history of Jerusalem. The construction of the hospital on …

Virtual reality device to assist Parkinson’s patients

The Technion-developed device that aids walking displays a ‘virtual floor’ that adjusts as the user moves.A professor at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has found a new way to help sufferers of Parkinson’s and other debilitating diseases by using a …

Attack survivors losing less sleep than they think

Sleep studies by researchers at other hospitals support the Technion’s findings about post-traumatic sleep loss.After Sept. 11, requests for sleep medications had increased about 30 percent in New York City, while 23 percent of Americans nationwide said they had been …

Mitigating the side effects of chemotherapy

BioSight aims to raise $1 million to $2 million to continue clinical trials of its drug-directing technology.BioSight, a biotech startup that began in the Misgav high-tech incubator in Israel, focuses on making anti-cancer drugs more effective in order to solve …