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Oridion enables those who fight SARS to breathe easier

Oridion is the world technology leader in capnography – the non-invasive measurement of carbon dioxide in exhaled breath.George Yariv is not used to publicizing his company’s charitable efforts. Not even the fact that Oridion’s respiratory monitoring devices are being donated …

Notal Vision sets its sights on early detection of AMD

In clinical studies, Notal Vision’s Macular Computerized Psychophysical Test (MCPT) was shown to be more than twice as likely to detect the presence of AMD than the current standard diagnostic.Putting on glasses as one grows older seems perfectly normal – …

Israel leading the way in SARS virus detection

BioDetect rapidly and accurately tests for the presence of biological pathogens, such as the virus that causes SARS as well as anthrax, and smallpox.As concern over severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) grows worldwide, Israeli technology is leading the way in …

‘Mr. Mosquito’ makes his mark

Margalith’s breakthrough achievement was his discovery of Bti – a naturally occurring bacteria that is lethal to mosquitoes and black flies.Some people might not view the nickname ‘Mr. Mosquito’ as particularly flattering. But for Professor Yoel Margalith, known by that …

Researchers find clue to breast cancer treatment

“This solves a big puzzle in breast cancer studies,” says Gera Neufeld, team leader from the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at the Technion.In an important breakthrough, Israeli biologists have demonstrated that a specific protein causes breast cancer cells …

Providing hope for Alzheimer sufferers

Allon is working on developing drug compounds that stop neurodegeneration, which is a hallmark of many diseases such as Alzheimers.When Illana Gozes was growing up in Jerusalem, she had a friend whose parents were both science professors at nearby Hebrew …