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Israeli microsurgeon puts smiles on frozen faces

For Dr. Eyal Gur, small things bring great rewards. Really small things, because Gur is a microsurgeon, operating at the level of blood vessels (1mm wide), which enables him to transfer tissue from one part of the body to another, …

An Israeli entrepreneur for life

Avi Kremer – ‘What’s so inspirational and what really attracts people to him is his selflessness,’ says Nate Boaz, a Harvard classmate who co-founded Prize4Life.Avichai “Avi” Kremer arrived at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Mass. three years ago ready to …

Israeli researcher wins prize for epilepsy breakthrough

For Prof. Alon Friedman research begins and ends at the bedside. The Ben-Gurion University (BGU) professor, who just won the prestigious 2007 Michael prize for epilepsy research from the Michael Foundation of Germany, first began exploring the field after a …

Disabled Israeli athlete takes on Paris-Dakar rally

It’s been a long, winding road that has taken 39-year-old Israeli extreme athlete Dror Cohen from combat planes to a wheelchair to the 2008 Paris-Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest off-road race. By his own admission, Cohen has been a daredevil …