Health

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 …

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 …