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A gene to protect against the Zika virus

I reported previously (see here) on Israeli work to eradicate the deadly Zika virus. Now Tel Aviv University scientists have identified the gene IFI6, which combats the Zika virus by protecting cells from infection and preventing cell death. It can … Continue reading

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Fighting the Zika virus

One of the Grand Challenge Israel winners is Israeli startup BioFeed.  It will use the 500,000-shekel prize money to advance its solution in the fight against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, carrier of the Zika virus. Biofeed uses odor to attract … Continue reading

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Wiping out mosquito-borne viruses

Israel’s Senecio has invented and implemented innovative technology for the mass releases of sterile mosquitoes to disrupt the breeding of the virus-spreading insects. It is a vital part of the battle to end diseases such as malaria, Zika virus, yellow … Continue reading

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15-minute Covid-19 test

Several years ago, Bar-Ilan University’s Dr. Amos Danielli founded the biotech MagBiosense (reported here previously) to commercialize his innovative device to detect an imminent heart attack and also to diagnose the Zika virus. He has now adapted it to diagnose … Continue reading

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A boar ate my homework

As reported here previously, the coronavirus lockdown has encouraged wild animals to take to the streets.  In Haifa, the son of Israeli basketball player Ido Kozikaro had a good excuse for not being able to do his homework – a … Continue reading

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Protecting Indian crops from fruit flies

I reported previously (Apr 2016) about Israel’s BioFeed which developed a solution that killed the Ziko virus-carrying mosquito without having to spray crops. Now BioFeed’s no-spray fruit-fly solution is helping protect Indian mango farmers against the devastating pest. https://www.israel21c.org/fruit-fly-iron-dome-for-the-farmers-of-india/

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