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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 …

Send in the clowns [Video]

Send in the clowns [Video]

Israel offers the world’s first-ever academic program for medical clowns, at Haifa University.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmyAar1mbOQ A doctor at Tel Aviv’s Tel Hashomer Hospital says that when the medical clowns arrive at the Pediatric Intensive Care ward the kids start smiling …

Closing in on cancer

An Israeli researcher has stumbled on a drug that kills cancer cells without harming normal cells, paving the way for a more effective treatment against cancer.   An Israeli research scientist has accidentally discovered a chemical compound that eradicates cancer …

Moving towards a treatment for Alzheimer’s

Ongoing research at an Israeli university may lead to vaccines that can teach our immune systems to better fight Alzheimer’s disease.   An Israeli researcher who is working on a vaccine for Alzheimer’s has discovered that it is possible to …

The trauma of rape more lasting than terror

A new Israeli study finds that the trauma of being raped is distinct from all other psychotraumas, and rape victims may need more long-term care.   Even when compared with the trauma of war, a serious car accident, prolonged illness …

A new treatment for chronic wounds

Israel could become a leader in the $3 billion chronic wound industry with a new device that heals wounds faster and more cheaply than alternatives.   Millions of Americans, particularly the elderly and diabetics, are afflicted with chronic wounds, which …

Boys made of steel may lack iron

An Israeli physician finds that athletic teenage boys may be at serious risk for iron deficiency, but once identified, it’s a condition that is easy to remedy.   Parents and health counselors already know they need to keep an eye …

Breakthrough Israeli method used to treat ADHD and dyslexia [Video]

Breakthrough Israeli method used to treat ADHD and dyslexia [Video]

An Israeli woman has developed a novel neuro-cognitive approach that is helping children and adults all over the world overcome learning disabilities such as dyslexia and ADHD.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87tN9K8O6XU At school Barak Raviv couldn’t read or write. He suffered from …

A protein partnership that kills tumors

Israeli scientists have discovered a new protein partnership that leads to regression in certain pediatric tumors, holding out hope for a new breed of anti-cancer drugs. Israeli researchers have discovered what they believe could be a key reason why one …