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Israel set to become world center for diabetes research

Israel’s contribution to the worldwide effort to find a cure for diabetes received a big boost last week when a five-year, $30 million program was launched in Jerusalem. The D-Cure (Diabetes Care in Israel) program hopes to bolster Israel’s drive …

Two Israeli research projects show results in fight against cancer

Israeli scientists have found that Prozac (fluoxetine), the well-known antidepressant, acts as a highly-effective chemosensitizer, that works at doses well-below its human safety limits.Two new research projects have been published which demonstrate complementary ways in which Israeli scientists are helping …

Israeli therapy may slow onslaught of multiple sclerosis

Intravenous Immunoglobulin “significantly lowered” the occurrence of a second attack of MS and reduced inflammation and disease activity.It’s a known fact in the medical community that two out of the top three medications to treat multiple sclerosis were developed in …

Two Israelis win Nobel Prize in chemistry

Professors Aaron Ciechanover, 57, (right) and Avram Hershko, 67, in their lab at the Technion-Israeli Institute in Haifa.Two Israelis and an American won the 2004 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for helping to understand how the human body gives …

Israeli researchers build first stem cell pacemaker

Prof. Lior Gepstein in his Technion laboratory – The proof of concept works, and that is an achievement.Imagine a day when doctors can repair the damaged parts of a heart which has suffered a heart attack with regenerated tissue that …

Israeli study: Vitamin E helps hearing loss recovery

‘Within the group that received Vitamin E, there was at least a 75% hearing recovery in about 80% of the patients.’ – Dr. Henry Z. Yoachims.Each year some 4,000 Americans report the onset of sudden hearing loss (SHL) – hearing …

Israeli scientists pry open clams to find key to genetic diseases

Clams are an excellent model system – Hebrew University Professor Yosef Gruenbaum.They may not be kosher, but clams are providing Israeli researchers vital information about genetic diseases in humans. For that reason, Professors Avram Hershko of Technion-Israel Institute of Technology …

Israeli device to make needles obsolete

Professors Joseph Kost of Ben-Gurion University demonstrates the SonoPrep. ‘It opens the door to all kinds of needle-less injections.’The next time you go to the doctor and you need to get a shot, tell him to get with the times …