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Israel’s Brainstorm has made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of ALS. Image via Shutterstock.com.

Medical GPS developer MediGuide acquired by St. Jude Medical

MediGuide’s technology increases the accuracy and information available during certain minimally invasive procedures, while reducing radiation exposure for both the patient and medical staff.After a prolonged silent period, Israeli medical device developer MediGuide last week announced that it has been …

Taking advantage of light to treat skin cancer

The late Yehuda Mazur, from the Weizmann Institute of Science, who developed hypericin, based on the naturally occurring chemical compound.The Hebrew word Hy, chai, or hai is designated by the number 18 in gematria. However you spell it – the …

Opening doors for Israel’s future medical leaders

One of the original Talpionnaires at Sheba Medical Center: Dr. Josef Haik, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon whose specialty is burns.People bow to them in hospital hallways. Their work is felt around the globe. Meet the “Talpionnaires”, a small team …

Screening for colon cancer with a simple blood test

“Our test will encourage people to do the preliminary test for colon cancer,” David Solomon, CEO of Bio Mark.Colon cancer is the third most common cancer found in American men and women. While screening and treatment options for colon cancer …

An “essential” green oil to fight unwanted pests

The ancient remedy of essential oils used by the Egyptians, Chinese and Incas has now been updated to free crops from pests.The chemical pesticides used in modern agriculture and in the home are poisoning our planets’ animal life, waterways and …

IBM Israel develops high-tech gadgetry for granny

IBM Israel is collaborating with partners in the European Union to create computer software that will help prevent cognitive decline in the elderly – keeping grandma and grandpa on the ball. A number of recent studies have found that computer …

Three times a day keeps pneumonia away

An Israeli study found that brushing a ventilator patient’s teeth three times a day can help prevent pneumonia bacteria travelling down to the lungs.It happens far more than people might realize: ventilator-associated pneumonia, or VAP for short, is a leading …

Helping the disabled or elderly walk with care

Aiming to change the lives of people with motor movement disabilities: Jacob Gabel, CEO of Walk-Care.A new Israeli device the ReWalk — worn like an exoskeleton and maneuvered with crutches — promises to give mobility to paraplegics. The company developing …