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Avi Hasson, chief scientist in the Ministry of Economy, speaking with Quiet Therapeutics’ Ron Lahav at IATI Biomed 2015.

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 …

Diverting Blood Clots to Prevent Strokes

The Diverter device is designed to reduce the occurrence of strokes by sending clots and thrombotic particles away from the brain into a non-hazardous location.An Israeli-developed stent-like device developed to divert blood clots which cause embolic strokes has been implanted …

Fighting Post-Traumatic Stress Through the Genes

Try as we may to suppress memories of highly stressful experiences, they nevertheless come back to bother us — even causing attacks of intense fear or other undesirable behavioral impairments. Now, a team of scientists has found that a gene-based …

Using the body to combat disease

The Biopump uses a thin slice of genetically engineered skin to continuously produce and deliver therapeutic proteins.A remarkable new way to administer protein therapy is being tested on humans for the first time ever at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. …