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Killer paper for germ-free food packaging

An Israeli invention could revolutionize the way perishables are packaged, extending shelf life by banishing bacteria. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. In the future food packaging may include Israeli technology that can keep food free of bacteria. Imagine if all the …

New low-cost treatment for chronic wounds

Heating a ‘robotic’ protein proved to be the key to making an effective ointment that speeds healing in those with poor blood circulation.   A low cost, nano-sized medication to treat chronic wounds, such as diabetic foot ulcers or burns, …

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, …

Good for skin, bad for fertility?

Antioxidants touted as an anti-aging remedy and added to food and cosmetics may hinder ovulation, Israeli scientists have discovered. Don’t rush to take those antioxidants – maybe they aren’t so good for you after all. Consumers have been told for …

Watch and wait before grabbing the antibiotics

Israeli researchers recommend “watchful waiting” over antibiotic treatment for many children with ear infections. In the case of an ear infection, don’t rush for the antibiotics, parents told, as resistance to the medicine is increasing. As middle ear infections increase …