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Study links LED light and cancer

Exposure to the light of white LED bulbs suppresses melatonin five times more than exposure to the light of high-pressure sodium bulbs that emit an orange-yellow light, according to a new international study – that includes University of Haifa Prof. …

Israel #4 in clean-tech investments

Israel ranked fourth in clean-tech investments in the recently published 2011 Global Green Economy Index (GGEI). The report reviewed vitality and investment opportunity in 27 clean-tech markets, and found Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Israel and Canada to be the Top Five …

eBay buys The Gifts Project

Online retail giant eBay splurged on a special present for itself: Israeli start-up The Gifts Project. Though financial details of the transaction were not specified, media reports estimate the deal to be worth tens of millions of dollars.The Gifts Project …

Israel’s Navajo sells for $30m

US software giant Salesforce recently acquired Navajo Systems, an Israeli cloud security encryption vendor, for $30 million.Salesforce issued an official statement of the acquisition at its Dreamforce 2011 conference in San Francisco. The buyout of the Israeli security encryption vendor …

Anlit gives probiotic boost for kids

Israel’s Anlit Advanced Nutrition and Frutarom have developed a child-friendly probiotics supplement for immune health. The new product is based on BLIS K12 – the world’s first probiotic for sore throats, ear infections, colds and bad breath. “BLIS K12 is …

An Israeli-Palestinian Spring

A new Israeli-Palestinian project called ‘YaLa – Young Leaders’ has launched, seeking to give the young generation in the Middle East a leading voice in “shaping their future and destiny.” It’s aimed at Palestinians and Israelis aged 15-30, and it …

Looking stem cells in the mouth

Dental researchers at Tel Aviv University say adult oral mucosa cells could be the source of new therapies for neurodegenerative, heart, and autoimmune diseases, as well as diabetes.It is known that adult-derived stem cells are problematic because they are less …

Martha Stewart arrives in Israel to scout show

American lifestyle guru Martha Stewart arrived in Israel on Thursday for her first, much-touted, visit to the country. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90 Martha Stewart arrives in Israel. The magazine publisher and TV show host, who served five months in prison …

Barclays to open in Israel

The Board of Directors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange recently approved the inclusion of Barclays for Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) membership, bringing the number of foreign TASE members to six. Earlier, Barclays received the Bank of Israel’s approval …

Dead Sea could treat diabetes

The Dead Sea has long been known as a natural treatment for skin, rheumatic and respiratory diseases. A new study by researchers from the health sciences faculty of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva …