Health
Hula hoops on Tel Aviv beach. Photo by Flash90.

In Israel, medicine is getting personal

Cutting through the hype, zeroing in on challenges strengths and setbacks, ISRAEL21c reviews the growing field of personalized medicine in Israel.   Photo by Chen Leopold/Flash90. One cure doesn’t fit us all. Now a new field of medicine is emerging …

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 …