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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 …

Spreading the word, not the disease

Everything came together: Boaz Carmeli, spokesperson for the IBM Haifa Research Lab.Imagine this scenario: an astute doctor identifies a patient with a highly communicable infectious disease. Realizing that the illness could rapidly spread and potentially become a pandemic, the doctor …

Israeli company Skyrad makes the sun fun

Skyrad aims to help people stop getting burned by the sun with a patch that lets you know when it’s time to cover up.Everyone loves the sun – but no one loves sunburn. A sunburn doesn’t just mean you’ve been …

Taking a bite out of the slow-release drugs market

Calcident’s tiny container can release anything from calcium to protect the teeth, to breath fresheners, or prescription drugs.An invention that could spur a revolution in the way drugs are given and an entirely new approach to how breath is freshened, …

The smallest needle in the universe to zap spider veins

David Solomon, chairman of Microvascular Eye Technology, creator of the world’s tiniest needle.Some of us have a genetic predisposition to those unsightly red and purplish, spider and varicose veins that surface in the most inappropriate places on our faces and …