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Successful results for osteoporosis drug

TransPharma Medical, an Israeli specialty pharmaceutical company, recently announced successful results of a four-week Phase 1 clinical trial of its new self-applied ViaDerm System ViaDerm-hPTH(1-34) for the treatment of osteoporosis. Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company in collaboration with TransPharma …

Israel’s Laline launches 2nd US shop

Laline, Israel’s international bath and body care boutique, is opening its second US store in San Francisco, just three months after the grand opening of its first US location in Pier 39. Laline USA VP Oren Cohen said, “We at …

Israeli improvements for microsensors

Microsensors, known as accelerometers, are everywhere – embedded in a football helmet, they measure the impact of a violent tackle, and in an iPhone they re-orient the screen when you change position. Dr. Slava Krylov of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty …

Perception of time affects our wellbeing

Research from a Tel Aviv University (TAU) psychologist shows that the right attitude toward both good times and bad could improve our mental health and helps us to cope with aging. A study by Prof. Dov Shmotkin of TAU reveals …

Nothing could have stopped the fire

As of yesterday evening, 82 hours after it broke out, and after claiming the lives of 42 people, the worst fire in Israel’s history, that burned dozens of homes and ravaged thousands of acres of land in the north of the country, was finally extinguished.

Israeli team wins culinary gold medals

A four-chef team from Israel – including a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian and an Armenian, brought home three gold medals from the November 20 Expogast 2010 Culinary World Cup competition in Luxembourg. “If we can collaborate in the kitchen, …

Confidence in tools increases efficiency

A management expert in Israel has discovered that employees who feel confident about the excellence of their tools are motivated to exert greater effort, with the result that they perform better. Research from Prof. Dov Eden of Tel Aviv University’s …

BGU wins 3 QS-Apple Creative Awards

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev won three QS-APPLE Creative Awards for the Best International Educational Promotional Designs at the QS-Apple conference in Singapore earlier this month. Open to the 190 participating institutions from 42 countries at the QS-APPLE …

Israel plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions

On Sunday, Israel’s Cabinet approved a 2.2 billion shekel ($598 m.) National Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To implement the plan, the allocated funds will be invested over the coming decade. In the course of the decade, home electricity …

Encourage late retirement, study says

A new study from Israel recommends that “a policy of late retirement or cancelling compulsory retirement ought to be encouraged.” While French workers take to the streets in protest at the thought of retiring a couple of years later, Sigal …