Health
Prof. Benayahu, right, diving for soft corals in Taiwan. Photo by Ming-Shiou Jeng
Parkinson’s patients dance to a different tune

Parkinson’s patients dance to a different tune

Alex Kerten, founder of the Gyro-Kinetics therapy for patients suffering Parkinson’s disease. Israeli therapist and martial arts expert Alex Kerten has developed a unique dance treatment for patients suffering from Parkinson’s, a neurological disease that affects the nervous system. The …

A voice of direction in the darkness

With the push of a button, the visually impaired can activate pre-recorded directions from Step-Hear’s base units, helping the user navigate anything from a museum to a hospital or a shopping center.Imagine if you were standing in the hallway of …

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 …