Health
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Moving past paralysis

Professor Eilon Vaadia and 10 PhD and MA students are researching one slice of a broader technology that, sometime in the future, may enable paralysis victims to bypass their damaged spinal cord.Were it not for the cruel fate of actor …

On the crest of medical advances

Using the nuclear medicine technologycalled Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Hadassah scientists are making giant leaps in the science of pinpointing diagnosis and treatment of disease.Unraveling many of the mysteries of the body’s response to disease and devising new methods of …

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 …