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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.

A cancer turn-off

Israeli researchers believe that a biological ‘switch’ found in plants may hold the secret for a new cancer treatment for humans.   Photo by Chen Leopold/Flash90. Scientists believe a process in plants to switch on cell growth, could be used …

Getting the best sperm on target, naturally

By mimicking the processes in nature that contribute to sperm selection, an Israeli professor is hoping to improve both the success of IVF and the health of infants.   Today doctors choose which sperm to use to fertilize the egg. …

Israeli biomed thrives [video]

Israeli biomed thrives [video]

New products from Israeli companies specializing in biotech, pharma, and medical devices were showcased at ILSI Biomed 2010, this year’s Israeli Life Science’s Conference.   Extensive cooperation between academia and business, an entrepreneurial spirit and a highly-skilled workforce have all …

Direct coping with stress reduces MS attacks

Multiple sclerosis patients who actively confront their problems in times of extreme stress are less likely to suffer attacks, according to an Israeli study. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash 90. The study found that patients with MS who took practical measures …

A birth control pill for men

By jamming the biochemical machinery of sperm, an Israeli professor has created a new pill that could finally place the responsibility of birth control with men.   Biochemist Prof. Haim Breitbart hopes a new birth control pill for men could …

Stopping schizophrenia before it starts

If administered in the early-onset stages of the disorder, drugs used to treat schizophrenia may have the power to prevent it, according to Israeli researchers.   Photo by Flash90. New Israeli research suggests that schitzophrenia could be prevented if caught …