Baby boomer

Israeli fertility trailblazer Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld looks back on 50 years of achievement ahead of an international conference on gonadotropins. Born in Vienna, Dr. Bruno Lunenfeld escaped the Nazis as a child and immigrated to Israel in 1940. Approximately one …

Swift help for epilepsy

The new electronic EpiLert bracelet under development in Israel will signal caregivers when the wearer begins to suffer a dangerous seizure. EpiLert is based on a sensor that can detect the limb movements associated with an epileptic seizure. Each year, …

Creating a better future through art

Doron Polak pairs the works of Jewish and Arab Israeli artists and takes them on the road in international seminars for schoolchildren and adults.   Photo by Michael Lazar. The “Divine in tent” for the Venice Biennale in 2007. Doron …

NASA technology to transform ER diagnosis

Medical technology designed for use in outer space may soon enable doctors to make critical therapeutic decisions about Emergency Room patients within minutes instead of waiting for lab results that take days, thanks to an Israeli startup. The breakthrough is …

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 …

Taking a bite out of the slow-release drugs market

Calcident’s tiny container can release anything from calcium to protect the teeth, to breath fresheners, or prescription drugs.An invention that could spur a revolution in the way drugs are given and an entirely new approach to how breath is freshened, …

Putting Israeli documentaries in the limelight

“Our organization reaches out to decision-makers and brings them to Israel,” Orna Yarmut, founder of CoPro.Not that long ago, Israeli documentaries were seldom seen at international film festivals or on TV abroad. But things have changed dramatically. Today, Israeli films …