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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 …

Israeli scientists link Hodgkin’s lymphoma to measles virus

We believe getting measles in the teens or adulthood may affect the immune system and make the body more susceptible to Hodgkin’s disease – Prof. Daniel Benharroch.Israeli researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka University Medical Center have …