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Ten percent of women taking Herceptin for breast cancer develop cardiac side effects. Image via Shutterstock.com
Copper textiles fight wrinkles as you sleep

Copper textiles fight wrinkles as you sleep

Sweet dreams: Cupron claims its copper textile pillowcase can help reduce wrinkles as you sleep. Israeli company Cupron has developed a range of textile products incorporated with copper that it claims can do anything from reducing wrinkles to preventing odor, …

Keeping the arteries of the heart clear

Not all coronary stent implantations are successful today, with many patients experiencing a reblockage of the artery. Hebrew University researchers aim to change that. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in the western world, but many …

Searching the ocean floor for a super antibiotic

For premature babies, people with AIDS, cancer and transplant patients, or anyone else with a compromised immune system, fungal infections are a serious problem. They may sound like harmless ailments, but they can beat the best of the world’s antibiotics, …

Keeping your mind sharp with Israel’s CogniFit

Keeping your mind sharp with Israel’s CogniFit

CogniFit’s online brain fitness program can improve a person’s cognitive skills by as much as 40%, according to the company. We all know that exercise is vital as we grow older to keep our bodies fit and healthy, but exercising …

Who will survive cancer’s chemo blast?

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute hope the new tool they have developed could transform the world of cancer research and drug development.Cancer kills our loved ones, it tears lives apart. According to the American Cancer Society, one in every four …

New bubble technology targets cancer cells

For millions of Americans with cancer, the side effects of chemotherapy and other drugs used to treat the disease can be devastating. But new drug-delivery research from Israel based on nano- and microtechnology might provide much-needed relief, and more effective …

Keep baby safe, sound and kicking with Biopad

Every kick counts: the Biopad monitor keeps track of baby’s kicks and somersaults inside the womb. Digital moms, dads, and grandparents-to-be will be happy to have baby “connected” to Israel’s latest high-tech tool. Hooked to an iPhone, Blueberry or other …