Health
Employees at the Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv go to the stairs to take shelter.

Tackling bone rot from inside the genes

“It’s about quality of life,” Prof. Joseph Katz, head of Bio-Med.Some 50 million people, including one in every two menopausal woman in America, are taking drugs to reduce the dangerous effects of osteoporosis. A little known fact is that a …

Israeli researchers pioneer laser treatment for sealing wounds

Prof. Abraham Katzir: “Plastic surgeons will love this invention.”Suturing wounds and cuts has always been problematic. Even using today’s microsurgery techniques, the treated wounds are open to infection, and the patient is inevitably left with permanent and unsightly scars. When …

Bringing Israeli life science talent back to its roots

Shmuel Hess: From MIT to Israel.Like so many other Israeli life science majors, the moment Shmuel Hess graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a doctorate in pharmacology, he packed his bags and set off for MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts …

Stopping the pain of PTSD before it starts

A faint waft of men’s cologne in a shopping mall. The smell of a neighbor’s barbecue. A flash of a face on TV: small unexpected sensory cues can trigger extreme reactions in people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), …

Research team unravels the secrets of synesthesia [VIDEO]

Research team unravels the secrets of synesthesia [VIDEO]

Dr. Roi Cohen Kadosh: One step closer to understanding the causes of synesthesia.An Israeli researcher working with team members from Britain and Spain has discovered that synesthetic experiences – where one sense triggers the involuntary use of other senses – …

Israel’s CorAssist keeps a weak heart pumping

“The most exciting thing in the world is to treat hearts,” Amir Loshakove, general manager of CorAssist.Heart attacks grab headlines, they take lives. A little known fact is that millions of Americans are at risk of heart disease, with a …

Israel’s ASI gives pathologists a vital second opinion

Applied Spectral Imaging’s technology applies the techniques of advanced genetic study to the examination of cells for cancer, tuberculosis and other diseases.You won’t find many professionals in the field admitting it, but the awful truth is that pathology is not …