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Israeli research gets to the heart of the matter

Research by Prof. Daniel Cohn of the Hebrew University could lower the risks of scar tissue in children undergoing multiple heart operations. For children undergoing multiple heart surgery, the risks of vascular or cardiac injury are high. Scar tissue from …

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 …