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Topical treatment for Rosacea in trial

Israel’s Foamix recently began a Phase II clinical trial (efficacy and safety) of its Topical Minocycline Foam for patients suffering from Rosacea, a chronic condition characterized by facial redness. While there is no cure for Rosacea, patients usually turn to …

Understanding cancer

The statistics are frightening. The World Health Organization estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 to 2015. In Israel alone, the Israel Cancer Association estimates that one in three Israelis will contract some kind of cancer …

Trees in danger of extinction

Can you imagine Canada without the Maple Tree? Can you imagine America without the Pine Tree? Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel say such thinking is not so off-the-wall. In a report recently published in the journal Ecology …

FDA approves use of ‘Rewalk’

The Israeli made ‘Rewalk’ recently received FDA approval, and will soon help the paralyzed population get back on their feet. The device is a set of mechanical legs attached to a backpack battery system that allows a paralyzed patient to …

Ian McEwan wins Jerusalem Prize

Atonement author Ian McEwan has been chosen as this year’s winner of the prestigious Jerusalem Prize literary honor. The biennial award is Israel’s highest literary tribute for foreign writers. The award is given to an author whose works best exemplify …

Intel pumps $2.7b into Israeli plant

U.S. chipmaker Intel has confirmed plans to invest $2.7 billion in its southern Israel facility in order to produce 22-nanometer technology for semiconductors. The two-year investment plan in the Kiryat Gat factory includes a $210 million grant recently approved by …

Pass the pitaya, please

Israeli farmers have created new varieties of the pitaya fruit that are tastier and sweeter than the original exotic fruit species. Although already a popular fruit in Asia and South America, the rest of the world hasn’t really incorporated this …

‘Thirdhand smoke’: a big health hazard

Israeli scientists are reporting that thirdhand smoke – the invisible remnants of cigarette smoke on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces – may be even more of a health hazard than previously believed. According to a new study by the …

Int’l space experts to convene in Israel

Top space experts and astronauts from the United States, China and Europe are set to partake in the Fisher Institute’s Sixth International Ilan Ramon Space Conference in Israel at the end of January. High-level officials from around the world including …