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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 …

Stopping schizophrenia before it starts

If administered in the early-onset stages of the disorder, drugs used to treat schizophrenia may have the power to prevent it, according to Israeli researchers.   Photo by Flash90. New Israeli research suggests that schitzophrenia could be prevented if caught …

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 …