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eBay buys The Gifts Project

Online retail giant eBay splurged on a special present for itself: Israeli start-up The Gifts Project. Though financial details of the transaction were not specified, media reports estimate the deal to be worth tens of millions of dollars. The Gifts …

Israel’s Navajo sells for $30m

US software giant Salesforce recently acquired Navajo Systems, an Israeli cloud security encryption vendor, for $30 million. Salesforce issued an official statement of the acquisition at its Dreamforce 2011 conference in San Francisco. The buyout of the Israeli security encryption …

Anlit gives probiotic boost for kids

Israel’s Anlit Advanced Nutrition and Frutarom have developed a child-friendly probiotics supplement for immune health. The new product is based on BLIS K12 – the world’s first probiotic for sore throats, ear infections, colds and bad breath. “BLIS K12 is …

An Israeli-Palestinian Spring

A new Israeli-Palestinian project called ‘YaLa – Young Leaders’ has launched, seeking to give the young generation in the Middle East a leading voice in “shaping their future and destiny.” It’s aimed at Palestinians and Israelis aged 15-30, and it …

Looking stem cells in the mouth

Dental researchers at Tel Aviv University say adult oral mucosa cells could be the source of new therapies for neurodegenerative, heart, and autoimmune diseases, as well as diabetes. It is known that adult-derived stem cells are problematic because they are …

Martha Stewart arrives in Israel to scout show

American lifestyle guru Martha Stewart arrived in Israel on Thursday for her first, much-touted, visit to the country. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90 Martha Stewart arrives in Israel. The magazine publisher and TV show host, who served five months in prison …

Barclays to open in Israel

The Board of Directors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange recently approved the inclusion of Barclays for Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) membership, bringing the number of foreign TASE members to six. Earlier, Barclays received the Bank of Israel’s approval …

Dead Sea could treat diabetes

The Dead Sea has long been known as a natural treatment for skin, rheumatic and respiratory diseases. A new study by researchers from the health sciences faculty of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva …

Facebook app tracks infectious diseases

Tel Aviv University scientists are looking to the social network community for help in tracking infectious diseases. Dr. Gal Almogy and Prof. Nir Ben-Tal of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at TAU’s George S. Wise Faculty of Life …

TAU: Cure behavior with sports

It has long been known that physical education teaches children about fitness and encourages them to live a healthy lifestyle. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has statistical evidence that sports participation is also beneficial to a child’s cognitive, emotional …