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Israeli researchers coax liver cells to produce insulin

Implanted adult liver cells emulate the genetic makeup of the pancreas and produce insulin.Adult liver cells can be redirected to produce insulin in response to glucose levels, according to the results of an Israeli study released last week. The scientists …

Israeli scientists locate sarcasm in the brain

The sarcastic humor of The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart may not be absorbed by people with damage to the right frontal lobe.Don’t you just hate it when you delivery a zinging putdown line to some annoying person, and it goes …

A super stress test – thanks to Israel’s HyperQ

The HyperQ system enables early detection and reliable non-invasive diagnosis of heart diseases that result from coronary artery disease.Most Americans are familiar with the electrocardiogram (ECG) – the instrument that records the electrical activity of the cardiac muscle as it …

Pushing the boundaries of stem cell research

Established last year, the $15-20 million Consortium Bereshit for Cell Therapy is composed of Israel’s – and some of the world’s – leading stem cell researchers.Israeli scientists are pushing the boundaries of an already cutting-edge field: stem cell research. They …