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Shed B-cells and double your lifespan

Israeli study reveals old mice regain a young immune response after being deprived of a certain white blood cell and forced to make more. Now clinical trials are underway. Prof. Doron Melamed thinks B-cells are the key to rejuvenation. Chinese …

Lose your job, lose your life?

Unemployment is found to be profoundly linked to early mortality in men, according to an Israeli researcher at Canada’s McGill University. Prof. Eran Shor from Israel has found a strong link between unemployment and early mortality in men. Rampant unemployment …

Israelis find key to containing cancer

Hebrew University researchers discover how a single gene can keep malignant cells from spreading to healthy tissue. Reprinted with permission of Nature, Macmillan Publishers 2011 The red cells, tumor “micro-islands,” express a p53-suppressed gene. The green cells are rapidly proliferating …

Idud: A successful approach to ADHD

A new national training program stresses encouragement and positive optimism for Jewish and Arab children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Photo by Mike Horton Students at Dr. Simcha Chesner’s school for boys with ADHD. Thanks to an educational program initiated …

Coming soon: a vaccine against cancer

Israel’s Vacciguard introduces a unique biotech system to develop immunizations against some of the world’s deadliest maladies, from cancer to CMV, and West Nile virus. Holding out hope of a vaccine for some of today’s deadliest diseases – Vacciguard CEO …

Juvenis – filling the holes in plastic surgery

Israel’s Juvenis offers doctors a unique ‘artificial fat’ compound for rebuilding or smoothing out large areas of tissue altered by medical procedures. Tenergel is the only product that feels like natural tissue, Dan Touitou, CEO of Juvenis. When a person …

Common osteoporosis drug may reduce cancer risk

Israeli scientists find bisphosphonate drugs taken by millions of women to prevent bone loss lower the chance of colorectal cancer. Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90. The findings point to a possible role for bisphosphonates in cancer prevention. Millions of women take …

Startup product offers ostomy patients renewed dignity

Stimatix GI’s artificial sphincter will allow thousands of people with stoma to shop, swim and enjoy daily activities without having to worry about an ‘incident.’ “Our artificial sphincter is currently the best alternative for stoma patients,” says CEO David Hanuka. …

An ‘electric’ way to reduce lower back pain

Forget analgesics and narcotics; the new Israeli treatment for backaches stimulates nerves non-invasively and electrically. The Nervomatrix device scans the back and pinpoints where the pain is. It then applies a gentle electrical current to stimulate the nerves. Chronic pain …