Health
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.

Turning bacteria against bacteria to fight disease

Competition between two sibling colonies of the Paenibacillus > dendritiformis bacteria grown side by side. The cells on the inner edges of the two colonies are dead. As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, creating indestructible superbugs, bacterial infection has …

Away from the blade and back to the game

Dr. Stephan Ben-Shoshan will be travelling to America later this year to introduce radiologists to the benefits of his CT-guided injection techniques.A “slipped” or herniated spinal disc can put any million-dollar baby out of commission for weeks, possibly months. A …

A high-rise escape system [Video]

A high-rise escape system [Video]

High-rise buildings are a well-known target for terrorists, but in an emergency, people trapped in the building can only really use emergency stairwells to make their escape. Six-year-old Israeli company, Escape Rescue Systems, has developed a revolutionary external evacuation system …

Taking an individual approach to breast cancer treatment

Israeli researchers have developed a new MRI and ultrasound application that can identify maligant tumors before they metastasize, enabling doctors to customize treatment for every breast cancer patient.   Treatment of breast cancer today tends to be standard, but as …

Core Dynamics aims for the big freeze

Core Dynamics’ technology to cryopreserve cells opens up a whole new world of opportunity. Image: Freeze-dried and reconstituted leukocytes.Freeze-drying is that ubiquitous technology used in every packet we buy of instant coffee, tea, soup, even fish food. The process — …

FDA approves breakthrough lung imaging system [VIDEO]

FDA approves breakthrough lung imaging system [VIDEO]

Israeli company Deep Breeze has invented a non-invasive radiation free lung imaging system that uses Vibration Response Imaging to build up a real-time picture of the lung. The technology, which some are calling the biggest breakthrough since ultrasound, can be …

Israeli second opinion can save US lives

“A second opinion can reduce the odds of a misreading to less than five percent,” Adi Bendor, VP business development at ATDS.Who would trust an important medical decision based on one doctor’s opinion? When it comes to medical scans, such …

A stretcher for the 21st century

In the immediate aftermath of an accident or battle, the MedUAV allows doctors to treat the injured in the field and then get them out quickly and safely. It’s called the “golden hour” – the immediate aftermath of an injury, …

A robotic snake to fix broken hearts and organs

A snake is probably the last thing you’d ever want crawling around your heart. But in the case of a new American-Israeli invention called the CardioARM, this medical “snake” device may one day save your life. The new Israeli-American invention …