Monthly Archives: November 2014

Progress in treatment of Celiac disease

Back in Feb 2012 I reported good pre-clinical trials of Israeli biotech BioLineRX’s BL-7010 co-polymer for the treatment of celiac disease, for which there is currently no cure or formal treatment. BioLineRX has now announced successful final results from its … Continue reading

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Wiping out parasitic worm infections

Ben Gurion University Professor Zvi Bentwich has received a Grand Challenges in Global Health grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for his project in Ethiopia to wipe out parasitic worm infections. Clean water and sanitation facilities and health … Continue reading

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Immunotherapy to fight cancer

Israeli biotech Efranat Ltd. is developing an immunotherapy treatment approach for cancer, based on a glycoprotein named GcMAF (Globulin component Macrophage Activating Factor). Efranat has just raised $4.5 million and is conducting trials at Tel Hashomer’s Sheba Medical Center. http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2014/11/21/israels-efranat-raises-4-5-million-to-acure-cancer/

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Electrical field slows brain tumors

Israel’s Novocure has announced that its NovoTTF-100A portable scalp device extends the life of brain tumor patients. The device creates an alternating electric field and has had significant success in Phase 3 trials with patients receiving chemotherapy only. http://www.haaretz.com/life/science-medicine/1.626964

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3D printing of medical devices

(Thanks to Atid-EDI) Israeli 3D printer manufacturer Stratasys has joined with US-based Worrell to build medical devices using 3D printed injection molding. With 3D printing, device prototypes can be produced in 95% less time and at 70% less cost compared … Continue reading

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Citrus production training for professionals from India

19 professionals involved in the ongoing Israeli-Indian agricultural cooperation program underwent a two-week training program in Israel to learn best practices, know-how and new agricultural technologies in the citrus production field. http://www.israelscienceinfo.com/en/agronomie/production-dagrumes-mashav-organise-formation-les-agriculteurs-en-inde/

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More Muslims see the real Israel

(Thanks to United With Israel) More than 250,000 Muslim and Arab visitors from countries with no diplomatic relations with Israel have arrived in Jewish state since 2009. Kuwait announced last month that it would allow its citizens to visit Israel … Continue reading

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Israel – a global cleantech leader

Excellent summary of Israel’s position as the world’s number one in the Global Cleantech Index (as reported in May). One new item – The 18 fish farms in the Negev desert make Israel the world’s 6th largest exporter of ornamental … Continue reading

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Helping to save Kenyan wildlife

Israel’s Dr Bill Clark works with the Kenya Wildlife Service to combat poaching. He uses Israeli dog-handlers, restores old Israeli planes and trains wardens and pilots to detect and pursue poachers. He also employed Israel’s Maisha Consulting – specialists in … Continue reading

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Israeli doctors treat terrorist before his victim

I have included this, only to show how humane and moral Israeli surgeons are, opting to treat a critically wounded Arab terrorist ahead of his less-injured innocent victim. http://www.timesofisrael.com/once-inside-israels-hospitals-the-terrorist-becomes-the-patient/

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