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

Israeli start-up develops GPS for the body

Navigating the body: MediGuide’s new MPS imaging technologyGera Strommer likens MediGuide’s tracking and imaging technology to GPS (global positioning satellite). “The difference is that GPS locates your position on a map, while we locate it in the human body,” explains …

Narrative Medicine Gives Life to the Dying

Prof. Einat Avrahami: To be prepared for death is a democratic move.People who are terminally ill should share their emotional world in the doctor’s office, according to an Israeli researcher. They should write letters and journals, and share them with …

Technion develops sensory respiration device for preemies

Safe monitoring: Dr. Carmit Levy, director of Pneumedicare, holds up the sensor that promises to detect respiratory problems at an early stage.An award-winning final undergraduate project by students at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has now been developed into a …

Israeli study sheds light on memory loss

Volunteers under hypnosis showed distinct signs of brain activity when they were asked to suppress or recall memories.Israeli researchers have identified the brain circuits that play a key role in memory suppression and recall in a study of volunteers under …

Best medicine is huggable, say Israeli doctors

Please look after me: Researchers from Tel Aviv University discovered that something as simple and low-tech as a soft toy can significantly calm psychological distress in children.As any kid knows, even the scariest things become a little less scary when …