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An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated by helicopter from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, following heavy fighting. Photo by Flash90.

New hand sanitizer deactivates swine flu

Swine flu virus is wiped out within 15 seconds of exposure to a new Israeli hand sanitizer that could help stop the spread of viral infectious diseases.   The new antiviral hand sanitizer developed by an Israeli professor has been …

Mozart’s music mellows out at-risk preemies

Israeli researchers find that just 30 minutes of Mozart can make a world of difference to preemies, who gain weight faster and go home sooner.   Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90. Premature babies must gain a certain amount of weight before …

A “shocking” new therapy tackles impotence

An Israeli researcher finds that the device that blasts kidney stones with shockwaves appears to have a restorative effect on the blood vessels of the penis.   Treating impotence: Dr. Yoram Vardi, head of the Neuro-Urology Department of Ramban Medical …

Marijuana could alleviate symptoms of PTSD

An Israeli study finds that the cannabinoids in cannabis provide anxiety relief, could affect emotional memory and may enhance PTSD treatments.   Photo courtesy of Yossi Zamir/Flash90 In pill or drug form, cannabis could be used alongside exposure therapy to …

Rewiring responses to painful memories

An Israeli researcher has discovered that frightening memories can be “updated” with non-fearful information that wipes away the fear.   In Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind the protagonists have their painful memories wiped clean. An Israeli researcher shows that …

Growing back a lost limb

An Israeli researcher has developed a biologically active ‘scaffolding’ of soluble fibers which could be used to regenerate lost or damaged bone and tissue.   If a lizard loses its tail, it grows right back, but for human beings a …

Detecting skin cancer at an earlier stage

Detection of skin cancer is usually done by the eye alone. Now Israeli researchers have developed a new device that can detect cancerous tumors at an earlier stage.   Photo courtesy of Miriam Alster, Flash90 Sunbathers are particularly at risk …

Scientists create heart cells from skin cells

Israeli scientists have developed a way to create beating heart cells with skin cells reprogrammed to become stem cells, making it possible to one day clinically repair a damaged heart.   Israeli scientists have discovered a way to create beating …