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New drug hope for children with leukemia

New Israeli research that links childhood leukemia to a protein mutation found in adults with a common blood disorder holds out hope of a cure. Israeli researchers have discovered a vital new link between childhood leukemia and a protein mutation …

Facing down the super-antigens

An Israeli biotech company is developing a new peptide that could be used to treat sepsis and septic shock by preventing a cascade of toxic super-antigens in the body. Massive infection, autoimmune disease and even toxic shock resulting from bio-weapons …

Oral drugs that can pack more of a punch

More than 25 years of research by an Israeli professor has culminated in nanocapsules that can slip through our bodies’ defenses to deliver more curing power. It may be the latest scientific trend, but Professor Simon Benita of the Hebrew …

Fighting swine flu with math

A team of mathematicians from Israel is creating a statistical medical management tool that could help authorities control pandemic influenza outbreaks and save lives. With swine flu spreading fast across the United States, and British authorities warning that the virus …

Send in the robots – for virtual rehab

By 2020 robots may be meeting our rehabilitation needs – psychological, physical and more – says a world expert speaking at a recent conference in Israel. By 2020, occupational, physical, psychological and behavioral rehabilitation will be carried out by robots …

Keeping wandering grandmas safe

An Israeli company has taken monitoring of the elderly from the door of a care home, to the patient with a swatch-like bracelet that includes personal monitoring technology. Almost every family has one: An aunt, parent or grandparent with dementia …