THIS NEVER STOPS AMAZING ME. ISRAEL IS SURROUNDED BY IMPLACABLE ENEMIES BENT ON GENOCIDE. IT IS THE VICTIM AND TARGET OF INTERNATIONAL CANARDS, LIBELS AND OPPROBRIUM. NONETHELESS, IT IS A DEMOCRACY AND A MODERN MIRACLE IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TO ALLEVIATE SUFFERING, FAMINE AND DISEASE, IN A NEIGHBORHOOD OF TYRANTS WHOSE SCIENTISTS DEVELOP INSTRUMENTS OF DESTRUCTION …..AND PRACTICE SYSTEMATIC ABUSE OF INNOCENT CIVILIANS….RSK
In the 14th Oct 2012 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
New cancer radiation treatment. At Israel’s recently upgraded Ariel University, experiments with sub-millimetre band radiation have proved effective at destroying the DNA of targeted lung cancer tumours. Lung cancer is extremely resistant to chemotherapy and aggressive radiation therapy would damage healthy cells.
Good news for psoriasis patients. Israel’s Can-Fite BioPharma announced positive interim results of its Phase II/III clinical trial of CF101 for the treatment of psoriasis, and is continuing to enrol patients in the study.
Vietnam veteran walks again. Sgt Theresa Hannigan (retired) became a paraplegic whilst serving in the US Army. Today she walks again thanks to her ReWalk exoskeleton from Israel’s Argo Medical. Argo announced at the AdvaMed 2012 conference in Boston that they are setting up their US HQ in Marlboro Massachusetts.
OECD praise Israeli healthcare system. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has stated in a preliminary report that Israel’s healthcare system is one of the best in the world. One of the highlights is the early diagnosis of chronic diseases, which reduces complications and prevents hospitalisation.
Surgical simulator, thanks to the IDF. Dr Warren Selman overheard a discussion on flight simulation between two Israeli pilots and then invented the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP). IDF support means it is already used to educate surgeons and once FDA approved it will be used with real patients.
Nobel Prize for Medicine. Read last week’s newsletter to see the connection between Israel and the Japanese scientist who just won the Nobel Prize for his experiment that turned mature adult cells into stem cells.
You read it here first. There has been quite a bit of recent media interest in the vaccine being developed by Israel’s Vaxil to prevent cancer re-occurring. (MFA report was in the good news newsletter of 6th Nov 2011.)
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Israeli-Arab Technion graduates go for gold. (Thanks to Israel21c) Metallo Therapy is developing a cancer treatment using gold nanoparticles that are injected into tumours to improve the effect of radiation therapy. Metallo comprises three Arab-Israeli employees – two of them Technion graduates and two of them women.