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Preventing pneumonia and saving billions

Preventing pneumonia and saving billions

An Israeli engineer has developed a new intubation device that may save billions of dollars in health expenses each year. LunGuard’s peristaltic feeding tube may significantly lower the rates of pneumonia in parents on ventilation. Like indoor plumbing, not much has …

The gene at the heart of pain

A gene affecting chronic pain caused by nerve injury has been identified by Israeli and international researchers, opening the way for new treatment approaches.

Fired up to fight kidney failure

Motivated by an interest in global human health, a team of Israeli researchers has identified the gene that increases the risk of kidney failure in people of African heritage. Photo by Pioter Fliter. Prof. Karl Skorecki presenting his genetic research …

Israeli agent fights the nerve gas threat

Israel’s Protalix is racing the clock to develop PRX-105, a drug which promises protection against both nerve agents and organic phosphorous compounds used in the pest control industry.   Protalix hopes to have its first drugs out on the market …

“A bridge of Trust” in Israel’s hospitals [video]

“A bridge of Trust” in Israel’s hospitals [video]

Their leaders may be in conflict with Israel, but many Palestinians from Gaza still choose to make the journey to Israeli hospitals for life-saving treatments. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCqJ948Td2Q When a young Palestinian from the Gaza Strip was shot in the leg last …

Mothers told to feed their babies formula

The sooner a baby is exposed to cow’s milk, the lower its chances of developing dangerous allergies later on, say Israeli researchers. After decades of being told breast is best, now researchers have discovered that early exposure to cow’s milk …

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. …