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Israel’s Brainstorm has made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of ALS. Image via Shutterstock.com.

Virtual reality helps autistic kids cross the road

Autistic children can improve their road safety skills by using a computer-based virtual reality learning program, according to new research conducted by scientists at the University of Haifa in Israel. Researchers Prof. Naomi Josman and Prof. Tamar Weiss from the …

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 …