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FDA approves Israeli-made Gaucher drug Elelyso

A new Israeli developed treatment for Gaucher disease is set to hit pharmacies around the globe, following approval of the new drug by the American Food and Drug Administration. The new medication is called Elelyso and it was developed by …

New HU research could help treat autism

Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have shown that the different genes involved in autism tend to be involved in specific processes in the brain. The scientists say their study has potential implications for early diagnosis as well as for treatment of autism in the future.

Brainsway raises $4.3 million

Brainsway raises $4.3 million

Following positive trial results in the treatment of major depression, Israel’s Brainsway has raised $4.3 million. The funding came from an allotment of shares and warrants to a group of investors led by the private equity fund, Shavit Capital. Brainsway has …

Zeevi takes Judo gold

Israeli judokan Arik Zeevi celebrated victory at the European Judo Championships over the weekend. Zeevi won the gold medal in the under-100-kilogram weight class against Georgia’s Levan Zhorzholiani.

Prize painter

The Israeli artist Amnon Ben Ami won the inaugural Ilana Elovic Bezalel Prize for Painting. The $20,000 award pays tribute to Ilana Elovic, a self-taught Israeli-American artist who died in 2006 of ovarian cancer after exploring her disease through her art.

Google Street View live in Israel

You’re just a click away from the Bahai Gardens in Haifa or the Kotel in Jerusalem, thanks to Google Street View which went live in Israel over the weekend. The Google application lets internet users explore places around the world …

Tel Aviv invests in young innovators

Tel Aviv invests in young innovators

The Tel Aviv Municipality has allocated space at the City Library for young Israeli innovators to meet and share their ideas for new businesses. Avner Warner, director of economic affairs at the municipality, describes Tel Aviv as a citywide incubator …

Israel’s Objet set for $1.4b. merge

Israeli 3D printer company Objet has dropped plans for an IPO and instead will merge with American 3D printer maker Stratasys in a deal that will create a $1.4 billion company. The merge positions the combined company as a leader …