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A wine with benefits [Video]

A wine with benefits [Video]

If you’re looking for a healthy tipple, look no further than the Rimon Winery, which is using pomegranates to make a wine famed for both flavor and its health properties.   Israel’s northern Galilee region is home to many a …

Smoking linked to lower IQ’s

It’s perfectly simple – the heavier the smoker, the lower his IQ – a straightforward Israeli study finds that it’s the people with lower IQs who tend to smoke.   Photo courtesy of Kobi Gideon/Flash90. In a new Israeli study …

Coatings for life

New soluble fibers developed by an Israeli researcher have potential life-saving applications in wide-ranging areas – from burn victims to heart patients.   Fibers developed by Tel Aviv University can be used to coat both metal and biodegradable stents. Small …

Computerized discovery platforms find medical ‘gold’

A few months ago Israeli drug discovery company Compugen was in deep financial trouble. Now it’s staged a turnaround, attracting interest from international pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer.   Photo courtesy of Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. Using Compugen’s computer-based platform, pharmaceutical …

Salt therapy is like a breath of fresh air

A father’s search to cure his son’s ear infections led to an Israeli salt therapy chain that’s poised to breathe salt into American air, too.   Salt rooms are used to treat both children and adults suffering a range of …

A revolution in heart disease diagnosis

A new imaging device from Israel can capture a still image of a beating heart, providing early diagnosis of the world’s Number One killer disease.   Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. Today doctors treating heart patients often don’t know whether a …

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. “The big question in recent years is if schizophrenia can be prevented,” Prof. Ina Weiner …

Keeping food safe from farm to fork

FoodScan 3000 from Israel is the only hand-held device that tests food samples for bacteria and provides on-site, immediate analysis – in just three seconds.   CEO Doron Shalom with MS Tech’s smart sensor technology which is designed to detect …