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Preventing blood clots without drugs [video]

Preventing blood clots without drugs [video]

An Israeli start up has developed a blood clot-prevention device that could one day replace blood-thinning drugs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxQ1-lwOmdY After surgery, up to five million patients in the US are given blood thinning drugs every year to prevent potentially lethal clots. …

Supplying the missing building block in brain atrophy

Having identified the protein building block missing in patients with brain atrophy, Israeli researchers can now conceive of a way to replace it. The figures depict the progressive wasting away of brain tissue, beginning with normal appearance at eight months …

Common childhood illness linked to compulsive disorder

Research at an Israeli university links Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to a common childhood illness. The bacteria responsible for strep throat. That strep throat infection that keeps many young kids home in bed could trigger brain disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) …

AAT patients get a new way to take their meds

Kamada’s flagship inhalable AAT replacement treatment has succeeded in five clinical trials and “the safety is almost perfect,” bringing hope to sufferers of this fatal genetic disorder. Kamada’s inhalable AAT treatment could help improve patient lives. Approximately one out of …

Hair reveals stress levels and heart attack risks

Hair can be used to diagnose stress levels, drug intake, and even your risks of a heart attack, according to new Israeli research. Are you under stress? Testing your hair can help you discover just how much. Long or short, …

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A revolution in skin cancer detection

An Israeli invention may revolutionize current modes of diagnosing skin cancer, the most common cancer in the US. Early detection of skin cancer can save millions of lives and an Israeli company has developed a device that could revolutionize accepted …

On the HIV warpath

A substance that destroys cells infected with deadly HIV and could prevent AIDS, has been developed in Israel after a decade of cooperation between chemists and biologists. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control. An image of HIV budding …