ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
A protein that kills bacteria. Tel Aviv University researchers have succeeded in isolating a protein known as Gene 0.4 that kills bacteria. In what is a first step toward developing a substitute for antibiotics, the protein prevents bacteria from dividing, thus destroying them and combating infections. A positive story from Haaretz!
Download MDA’s medical app. Hebrew speakers can get medical guidance direct from Israel’s emergency service Magen David Adom via their cell phone. After downloading the app, they don’t need Internet access. Call MDA (even from overseas) to receive detailed animations, safety advice, training videos and tips.
Have you heard about the EarDoc? The EarDoc from Israel’s Kencap Medical solutions is a non-invasive, non-surgical device that can improve the quality of life for sufferers of earache. It was one of the three previously unreported Israeli innovations featured in the new medical video I distributed last week.
Israeli innovations in Life Sciences – Part 2. As promised, the second video showing Israeli products previously unreported in this Newsletter. HemaClear for bloodless surgery; RIMED non-invasively measures blood-flow in the brain; FirstCare bone injection gun. More on these in future newsletters.
Intravenous injection in action. (Thanks to NoCamels.com) A video showing the design of the remarkable SAGIV device invented by Hebrew University students that provides 100% accurate insertion of intravenous tubes into a person’s veins. (You still may not want to watch this, however, if you have a fear of needles)
Pediatric research with Philadelphia. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has signed a research agreement with Philadelphia’s Children’s Hospital and Drexel University to advance pediatric medicine. The event took place during Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s trade mission to Israel.
Slowing down the immune response. Tel Aviv University researchers have found a way to control overactive eosinophil white blood cells – a disorder that can lead to allergies and autoimmune diseases. In lab tests they have located and regulated the two cell receptors PIR-B and PIR-A that protect or shut down the oesinophils.
Sleep soundly with a SomnuSeal mask. (Thanks to Israel21c) For those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Israel’s Discover Medical has developed a less-intrusive CPAP mask to help them breathe at night. It is fitted like a boxer’s mouth guard and also requires less air pressure from the CPAP machine.