Health
Bacteriophage EFDG1 at a magnification of 20,000 to 30,000 times. Some phages are still bound to remains of the dead bacteria. (Photo: Ronen Hazan/Hebrew University)

Your Mother was Right: Now Go Eat Your Broccoli

Whole fruits and vegetables contain a wide range of natural antioxidantsIt turns out that Mom’s advice was on target after all: if you want to stay healthy, eat all of the vegetables on your plate. Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute …

Promising treatment developed for spinal cord injuries

Proneuron’s treatment involves isolation of macrophages from the patient’s blood, processing in the laboratory and then injection of the cells into the spinal cord in the vicinity of the area of damage.A revolutionary experimental therapy for spinal cord injuries is …

Pioneer ‘domino transplant’ saves lives of two children

The two back-to-back transplants involved a medical team of more than fifty doctors and staff at the Schneider Children’s Hospital in Petah Tikva.The willingness of a grieving Palestinian family to donate their child’s organs to Israelis, and the advanced capabilities …

Israel joins international stem cell forum

The main aim of the International Stem Cell Forum is to produce international scientific benchmarks on the characteristics of new and existing stem cell lines.Israeli scientists are teaming up with their counterparts from 12 countries to launch a new organization …

Israeli teen joins American crusade for diabetes cure

Alon Maor (far right) meets boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard along with other participants in last month’s Children’s Congress.American children with juvenile diabetes who packed a special Senate hearing on Capitol Hill lobbying for funding to find a cure for …

Squaring the research triangle

The antibodies the team is developing will also not only be useful in fighting the diseases of the Ebola virus and smallpox, but in treating the side effects of vaccinations.It is a peculiar research triangle – the Israeli city of …

Good vibrations

CellFeed Medical’s technique combines stimulation by a low-charge electric field with chemotherapy in an attempt to eliminate malignant cancerous tumors. Clinical Cancer Research, published by the American Association for Cancer Research, will shortly publish an article written by Tel Aviv …