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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 …

Advanced angioplasty catheter device to be sold in U.S.

The FX miniRAIL coronary catheter is the first dilatation device to evolve beyond the traditional “wire inside a balloon” design, which allows the rail wire to participate in the dilatation process.One of the largest cardiovascular medical device companies in the …