ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Sharp-shooting cancer. Scientists at Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv have isolated the cancer stem cells that fuel the growth of Wilms’ tumors – responsible for kidney cancer in children. They then used antibody medication to target specific molecules in those cells and destroy the tumors without harming any other cells.http://eng.sheba.co.il/Sheba_News/342.htm
Israeli treatment helps bone marrow transplants. Israeli biotech Enlivex has developed a treatment called ApoCell that triggers a response from the immune system to reduce adverse reactions during bone marrow transplants. It prevents Graft vs Host Disease (GVHD), which affects around 70% of transplant patients.
GPS for the brain. (Thanks to Stuart Palmer and Israel21c.) Israel’s Alpha Omega’s products guide neurosurgeons to the required location in the brain. Alpha Omega is run by Imad and Reem Younis – two Christian Arabs from Nazareth, with their mostly Christian and Muslim staff of Israeli University graduates.
Treating Epilepsy from the inside. Israel’s BioControl Medical has reduced epileptic episodes by 50% in recent trials of its FitNeS™ implantable vagus nerve stimulation system. And no side effects.
Obama’s step-grandmother treated at Israeli hospital in Guinea. I had to blink hard when I read this. The 3rd wife of the US President’s grandfather has just undergone emergency eye treatment at the “Shalom” La Paz Medical Center in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Israel’s Tel Hashomer hospital runs the state-of-the-art medical center and the local staff includes around 100 Israeli doctors. Just see some of the photos in the third link.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
It’s Israeli at any angle. Lenovo’s new range of Ideapad Ultrabooks includes the gesture control features of Israeli startup, eyeSight Mobile Technologies. With simple hand movements, from a distance of up to 70cm you can control media player, photo gallery, Powerpoint and PDF reader.
Chips with everything. The Israeli-developed XciteR chipset developed by DSP Group will power TECOM’s new MOCET Communicator – the advanced IP phone for Apple’s iPAD. DSP products are being integrated into a number of High Definition (HD) devices and services.
A natural herbal pesticide. Israel’s EdenShield has discovered natural Negev herbs that insects cannot tolerate. The herbs are converted into solution and sprayed on the netting surrounding fruit and vegetables. When the bugs smell the aroma of the herb they turn tail and fly away.
See Israeli technology at Arava Open Day. Yair Farm is the site for this year’s two-day agritech show. 250 (mostly Israeli) companies will be demonstrating their products to over 30,000 visitors. It has something for everyone – free entrance, a farmer’s market, kids’ activities, and gala evening concerts from top Israeli stars