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Israel Cancer Fund posts record grants

In its efforts to eradicate cancer, the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) announced 69 new grants, totaling $2.48 million for the 2011/2012 funding year. “Israel has the world’s largest concentration of international scientists and physicians but insufficient funds to sponsor …

Yissum out-licenses revolutionary technology for plant improvement

Yissum Research Development Company, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Morflora Israel, a trait delivery innovation company, have signed a collaborative agreement for the development of a revolutionary seed treatment technology for plant improvement. Prof. …

‘Israel leads in medical marijuana’

The US can learn from Israel’s liberal attitude toward medical marijuana, says former American talk show host Montel Williams. Williams, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, is now in Israel to learn more about medicinal cannabis policies. An …

Harley Davidson salute to IDF

Harley Davidson salute to IDF

Thousands of Harley Davidson motorcyclists from across the United States – many of them Evangelical priests — are in Israel to take part in the Run to the Wall Israelcampaign in honor of IDF soldiers. http://vimeo.com/31326052 The delegation of motorist-priests …

Drink water, lose weight

Drinking more water helps obese children lose weight, according to researchers at the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Israel opens 5th med school

Israel opened the doors to its fifth medical school and its first in the Galilee region. To mark the historical event, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held the weekly Cabinet meeting at the new campus in the city of Safed (Tzfat). …

Russians vote Israel top tourist destination

National Geographic readers in Russia voted for Israel as one of the three top destinations in the world in the ‘tourism and sightseeing’ category, according to a recent survey by the international magazine. Readers placed Israel in the second spot, …

Israeli play triumphs in Bucharest

The Israeli theater-dance production, Hide and Seek 3,4, recently won the Best Performance Award at the International Theater Festival for Children ’100, 1000, 1,000,000 stories’ in Bucharest. ‘Hide and Seek 3,4′ by the Dina Telem Group. Hide and Seek 3,4 …

Tunick’s Dead Sea installation exposed

American art photographer Spencer Tunick has revealed his first image from a shoot he did last month at the Dead Sea. The ‘Naked Sea’ photo is meant to promote voting for the Dead Sea as one of the New Seven …

Israel sends aid to Turkey

This afternoon, a first Israeli aid package including portable homes and buildings will arrive in the quake ravaged area in Eastern Turkey. Israel was the first country in the world to offer Ankara assistance in the aftermath of the October …