The success of GlaxoSmithKline’s once-a-day breast cancer pill Tykerb – which has won approval by the FDA for use by women with metastatic or advanced breast cancer – is thanks in part to clinical trials conducted by Israeli researchers.
A team from the Weizmann Institute has demonstrated for the first time how tissues transplanted from pig embryos might, in the future, be able to induce the human body to produce blood-clotting proteins for hemophilia patients.
Israel has helped farmers in Niger develop a horticultural production system called the African Market Garden (AMG).
Israel was the first nation in the world to adopt the Kimberly process, an international standard that certifies diamonds as “conflict free.
Israel has the world’s second highest per capita of new books.
An Israeli-developed device can painlessly administer medications through microscopic pores in the skin.
Tel Aviv has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Israeli company HomeBioGas has developed anaerobic biodigesters that can turn food scraps and animal manure into clean biogas for cooking, heating and lighting.
Israel has the highest percentage in the world of home computers per capita.
An Israeli company was the first to develop and install a large-scale solar-powered and fully functional electricity generating plant, in southern California’s Mojave desert.