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Prof. Benayahu, right, diving for soft corals in Taiwan. Photo by Ming-Shiou Jeng

A hip reconstruction that mimics nature

Active Implants’ TriboFit Buffer is a pliable, resilient cap that fits snuggly in the socket of the hipbone.Did you know that jogging puts five and a half times the body weight on your hip joints? And stumbling puts a peak …

Ancient DNA may provide key to origins of TB

Skeleton of a child from the middle bronze age, excavated in Beit Shean, whose bones will be included in this project. (Photo: Mark Spigelman)Joshua fought the battle at Jericho but then, as now, the real enemy in the region known …

New kidney pacemaker could give years to diabetics

Nephera’s new pacemaker could give patients suffering chronic renal failure a few more years before they have to resort to kidney dialysis.Chronic renal failure (CRF) is basically a death sentence for some 20 million Americans (one in nine adults) who …

Oral piercings can lead to tooth loss

Piercings cause repeated trauma to the teeth warns Dr. Liran Levin, of Tel Aviv University.A pierced tongue may be the height of cool in some teen circles, but a new study by Israeli researchers suggests that skin piercings in the …