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Israeli startup fights bioterrorism – in real time

‘Sensitivity and selectivity are the two important issues’ to detecting a biological agent, says BAS CEO Alex Keinan.It’s a 24-like scenario. Terrorists are attempting to dump anthrax into the ventilation system of a shopping mall. For homeland security officials, early …

Israeli AMD discovery licensed by Pfizer

Based on pre-clinical models, Quark believes that AMD can be treated by blocking the expression of the RTP-801 gene through RNA interference.An Israeli company which has set its sights on providing an effective drug to combat a cruel vision loss …

More effective epilepsy treatment coming out of Israel

Professor Meir Bialer: For one third of epilepsy patients who are not seizure-free, we still need new anti-epilepsy drugsMost people think that epilepsy is under control; that it is an ‘old time’ disease which barely manifests itself anymore among the …

Israeli studies offer solutions for infertility

Two recent studies by Israeli teams provide some very good news for women who are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant or are prone to miscarriages. In one study conducted at the Weizmann Institute, biopsies performed on women with fertility problems led …