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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 …

Scientists develop technique to knock out superbugs

As new superbugs become dangerously resistant to antibiotics, Israeli researchers have found a way to use the bugs’ mechanics to knock them dead. The deadly superbug MRSA, a bacterium resistant to most common antibiotics is increasingly being found in hospitals …

An IVF-autism link

Children conceived through IVF are three times more likely to suffer autism, new evidence from Israel suggests. Early intervention and cautious therapeutic choices are advised.

Cheers! A wine that’s good for you [video]

It is pomegranate season in Israel, and ISRAEL21c takes a look at a winery in the north that is one of very few worldwide making pomegranate wines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42AtmD5RlwU At Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new year), the fruit of choice is …