Health
An injured Israeli soldier is evacuated by helicopter from near the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on July 21, following heavy fighting. Photo by Flash90.

Optimata takes the guesswork out of clinical testing

The use of Optimata’s biosimulation technology represents a major paradigm shift in how drugs are developed.Suppose you’re a drug developer and your new drug has been proved effective in clinical testing. How can you decide what the optimal dosage is …

‘Bone glue’ could reduce the need for bone transplants

Dr. Dror Seliktar and from left, graduate students Maya Gonen, Maya Livnat, and Liora Almany-Levi proudly hold bottles of Gelrin.Researchers at two different Israeli universities have recently developed novel materials that respectively stimulate speedy bone and cartilage repair, and enable …

A ventilator on the move

Versamed’s ventilator the iVent is computer based and weighs about 22 pounds. In years to come, Jerry Korten, president and CEO of Versamed, believes that his company’s ventilator will become as commonly available as a defibrillator, the medical device currently …

Israeli scientists make colon cancer cell breakthrough

“The fact that the invasive process in colon cancer can be reversed is surprising,” said chief researcher Avri Ben-Ze’evScientists at the Weizmann Institute have succeeded in reversing the ability of colon cancer cells to enter the blood stream and spread …

Researchers prevent spread of flesh-eating bacteria

The attacking virus, Group A Streptococcus (GAS), is one of the most versatile human pathogens, responsible for a variety of mucosal and skin infections.It is possible that in the future, the frightening flesh-eating bacterias that are known to attack the …

Volunteering is key to long, healthy life

“Work as long as you can and volunteer if you can’t work,” says Dr. Yoram Maaravi, who leads the ongoing study on aging.The secret of the fountain of youth has always been an elusive goal: as we grow older, how …