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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.

Pre-empting multiple sclerosis

A breakthrough finding from Israel may lead to earlier diagnosis, more effective intervention, and perhaps even a cure for the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis.

A drug discovery boutique

There’s new hope in the fight against diseases ranging from arthritis to liver cancer and glaucoma from Israel’s biotech drug developer Can-Fite.   Building a platform for treatment: Prof. Pnina Fishman, CEO of Can-Fite. It may take four more years …

A delivery system to fight the flu

Biopharmaceutical firm NasVax is making waves with its VaxiSome delivery system which helps boost the body’s response to a vaccine.   Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. Flu shots and other vaccinations could be more effective using immunotherapy developed by Israeli company …

A meeting of biotech minds

Israel’s Biomed 2010 hosts top personnel from Roche, JP Morgan Chase and Johnson & Johnson, at an annual event where multi-million dollar pharmaceutical deals are made.   Israel’s annual Biomed conference is the second largest in the world and has …

Marital bliss may keep men healthier

A new Israeli study suggests that men who are happily married are much less likely to die of a stroke.   Photo courtesy of Flash90. Wedded bliss. According to research, a happy marriage could reduce your chances of a fatal …

Moving closer to stem cell therapy

An Israeli discovery allowing stem cells to be cultivated in quantities ample enough to meet the world’s needs means that stem cell therapy could soon be within the reach of millions.

The Etrog Man [video]

The Etrog Man [video]

He’s one of the most famous faces in Jerusalem‘s Mahane Yehuda market. Uzi-Eli Chezi claims his etrog-based juice, soaps and creams can cure any ill.   You’ll find him in Jerusalem’s 100-year-old Mahane Yehuda Market. Among the multitude of stands …

Stress may be making us fat

Israeli researchers have discovered that high levels of stress activate a gene which affects metabolism and contributes to our cravings for sweet, fatty foods.   Is stress turning us on to fatty foods? Researchers at the Weizmann Institute in Israel …

Learning from Israel about healthcare

Physicians, health-policy analysts and insurers from the US are learning from the Israeli example about how to provide universal coverage and excellent healthcare at low cost.   Photo courtesy of Chen Leopold/Flash90. In Israel healthcare begins at birth. With President …