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A novel molecular approach to fighting cancer

At Israeli company Biokine Therapeutics, the focus from day one has been on finding drugs to fight cancer. Nine years on, the company believes it’s nearing its goal with a promising potential drug that can be adapted to treat a …

Using PlayStation to heal severe burn trauma

Israeli plastic surgeon and burns specialist Dr. Joseph Haik believes that using the EyeToy can help burns victims heal psychologically. Many of the half-million burns treated in the US every year lead to permanent scarring; a physical debility that can …

Hospital is fountain of youth for retired doctors

Prof. Motti Ravid, the 71-year-old medical director of Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Center (MYMC) in Bnai Brak has recruited a pool of retirees to build his hospital from scratch. Mandatory retirement may be a blessing for some, but for many public …

Israeli scientists spice up chronic pain management

Effective pain relief? An Israeli researcher has discovered that the property that makes chili peppers hot, could be used to stop pain. Ask people what they fear most about any medical procedure and they’ll tell you it’s not the operation …

NASA technology to transform ER diagnosis

Medical technology designed for use in outer space may soon enable doctors to make critical therapeutic decisions about Emergency Room patients within minutes instead of waiting for lab results that take days, thanks to an Israeli startup. The breakthrough is …