Health
Bacteriophage EFDG1 at a magnification of 20,000 to 30,000 times. Some phages are still bound to remains of the dead bacteria. (Photo: Ronen Hazan/Hebrew University)

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 …

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, …