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Computerized discovery platforms find medical ‘gold’

A few months ago Israeli drug discovery company Compugen was in deep financial trouble. Now it’s staged a turnaround, attracting interest from international pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer.   Photo courtesy of Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. Using Compugen’s computer-based platform, pharmaceutical …

Salt therapy is like a breath of fresh air

A father’s search to cure his son’s ear infections led to an Israeli salt therapy chain that’s poised to breathe salt into American air, too.   Salt rooms are used to treat both children and adults suffering a range of …

A revolution in heart disease diagnosis

A new imaging device from Israel can capture a still image of a beating heart, providing early diagnosis of the world’s Number One killer disease.   Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. Today doctors treating heart patients often don’t know whether a …

Stopping schizophrenia before it starts

If administered in the early-onset stages of the disorder, drugs used to treat schizophrenia may have the power to prevent it, according to Israeli researchers. “The big question in recent years is if schizophrenia can be prevented,” Prof. Ina Weiner …

Keeping food safe from farm to fork

FoodScan 3000 from Israel is the only hand-held device that tests food samples for bacteria and provides on-site, immediate analysis – in just three seconds.   CEO Doron Shalom with MS Tech’s smart sensor technology which is designed to detect …

Just ‘let go’ and IVF should work

A new study from Israel shows that women with fertility problems who can relinquish control and go with the flow have a better chance of conceiving.   Women who “let go” during IFV treatment have a significantly higher chance of …

Music to their ears

A new study from Israel suggests that music therapy can help deaf children with cochlear implants to acquire speech more quickly and effectively.   Picture courtesy of Moshe Shai/Flash90. Toddlers undergoing rehabilitation after a cochlear implant are under intense pressure …

Getting the skeletal diseases out of your family closet

Scientists at IBM Israel and the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute in Bologna, Italy are creating advanced tools to improve diagnosis and treatment plans for hereditary skeletal disorders.   A new project by IBM Israel and an Italian orthopedic institute hopes to …