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‘TIME’ honors InSightec’s Focused Ultrasound

TIME magazine recently called InSightec’s MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) one of the 50 best inventions of the year. “Magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) and ultrasound technologies are each remarkable in their own right, but combine them and you get something life-changing,” the …

Healthy diet more important than weight gain

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have found that adapting a healthy diet, even when there’s weight gain, is crucial to staying in good physical shape. Photo by Dani Machlis/BGU Iris Shai. The scientists reported that long-term healthy dietary …

HU anti-cancer strategy wins award

Hebrew University chemistry student Yftah Tal-Gan has been chosen as one of this year’s Kaye Innovation Award winners for his strategy for inhibiting a protein that is associated with the spread of cancer. Tal-Gan’s innovation focuses on the inhibition of …

Vodafone invests in Israeli clean-tech

Vodafone, one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies, made its first-ever investment in a clean-tech company when it backed Israel’s CellEra, a leading developer of cost-effective Platinum Free Fuel Cell technology. Vodafone’s VC arm – Vodafone Ventures – and …

TAU develops cancer cluster bomb

Two Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new method of destroying cancer tumors, which they say could be more permanent. Based on “tumor ablation” a process through which the tumor is destroyed inside the body, Prof. Yona Keisari of …

2 Israeli hotels in ‘Conde Nast’ Top 10

Looking for a place to stay in Israel? Keep in mind that the Inbal Jerusalem and the David Citadel hotels are among the Top 10 Best in the World Middle Eastern hotels, according to the Conde Nast Travelers Readers’ Choice Awards. …

Apple to open Israel R&D center

Apple will open a development center in Israel focusing on semiconductors, according to a report in Globes. The development center would be the company’s first to be opened outside of Apple’s California headquarters. According to the report, Apple has hired Aharon …

Apple to buy Israel’s Anobit for $500m.?

Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Israel’s Anobit – a global leader of flash storage solutions – for as much as half a billion dollars. The Israeli financial newspaper, Calcalist, broke the story, reporting that Apple is in advanced …

Israeli-Swedish Klarna raises $155M

Israeli-Swedish e-commerce payments company Klarna has completed a large financing round to the tune of $155 million. The mega-round was led by Russian businessman Yuri Milner’s investment fund DST, known for its investments in Facebook and Twitter; Sequoia VC fund …

IsraAID sends aid to Kenya, South Sudan, Haiti

IsraAID has sent three different delegations to support its missions in Kenya (famine relief), South Sudan (supporting a rape victim shelter) and Haiti (medical, social and agriculture programs). The new relief missions were in response to an international call for …