Health
An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated by helicopter from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, following heavy fighting. Photo by Flash90.

Israeli researchers zero in on nearsightedness gene

Myopia was long understood to be genetic, but until now nobody could pinpoint the genetic mutation responsible for the world’s most common eye disorder. Photo by Nati Shohat, Flash90 A woman undergoes an eye test in Jerusalem. Myopia is the …

Cancer-fighting cells get home field advantage

By blocking malignant cells’ ability to neutralize natural defense antibodies, a new Israeli pharmaceutical is poised to score a touchdown against cancer. CEO Dr. Michael Schickler. To fight cancer, it sometimes helps to think outside the box, utilizing methods and …

The software that could prevent crib death

A simple invention by two Israeli college students could provide a new weapon against the little-understood phenomenon of SIDS. Photo courtesy of Ben-Gurion University Anava Feinsilver and Tomer Apel developed BabyBeat as their senior project. An invention of two Israeli …

Slowing pancreatic cancer

Israeli researchers identify a protein that may put the brakes on a particularly aggressive form of cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive, rapidly spreading disease for which there is no effective treatment. Israeli researchers have discovered that a protein …

Advanced cell therapy for chronic wounds

Israel’s MacroCure helps the body heal itself with a unique product based on white blood cells from healthy donors. MacroCure CEO Dr. Mitchell Shirvan. The physical deterioration of old age and illness is often manifested in what doctors call chronic …

Brainpower, innovations… We love Israel

ISRAEL21c’s representative at a major cancer conference in New York finds journalists and researchers in the health industry have warm words of praise for the Jewish state. Israel was represented by ISRAEL21c at the ACS Global Journalist Fellowship in New …

Backache? Check your genes

An Israeli researcher has found a link between back pain and genetics. Genes have a lot to do with backaches according to new Israeli research. About 75 percent of people experience back pain at some point in their lives, particularly …

MetaCure treats diabetes without meds

Attached to the stomach in a minimally invasive procedure, the Israeli-innovated device frees diabetics from pills and injections. DIAMOND is attached via electrodes to the stomach muscles. As disturbing new figures emerge that show that 350 million people worldwide now …