Breakthrough in nanomedicine

Scientists at Israel’s Technion Institute have developed a microbiological technique to generate electrical fields that can manipulate individual bacteria cells. They can then introduce chemicals or DNA into a single cell, either for speeding up treatment testing or improving diagnostic tests.

Decoding your brain signals

Israeli-founded startup Arctop is developing AI-based software called Neuos, which algorithms to decode emotion, attention, and memory from biosensor feeds of human brain signals. It opens a whole new world of possibilities for communication, health, training, entertainment and much more.

Telemedicine to treat coronavirus patients

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center can treat potential coronavirus patients without risking the health of hospital staff and other patients. A remote-controlled robot enters the infected patient’s room and monitors the patient’s vital signs using a telemedicine app called Datos.

Joined-up cancer research and treatment

Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center and Hala - The Rachel Nash Jerusalem Comprehensive Breast Clinic have joined forces in multinational research studies in the field of early detection of breast cancer. Hadassah will also serve as the main hospital for the treatment of all Hala patients.

Monitoring kidney damage in hospital

Israel’s Serenno Medical has launched Sentinel - a device for continuous monitoring and detection of kidney damage (AKI) in hospitalized patients. Monitoring of kidney function in ICU is intermittent and injury is detected late, leading to life-threatening conditions.

Bringing early detection home

The amazing story of Yehudit Abrams, inventor of the MonitHer device for home breast cancer monitoring. Yehudit was born a Quaker, discovered Judaism and converted. She became a doctor, worked in Third World countries and then NASA. She invented the MonitHer after her cousin died.

Jewish first responder saves his Arab neighbor

Josh, a Jewish volunteer for emergency service United Hatzalah, saved the life of Munir - his Muslim next-door neighbor. Munir had been stabbed during an argument with other Arabs in Ma’ale Hazetim, a predominantly Moslem neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

Inhibiting an enzyme may cure Alzheimer’s

Israel’s ProteKt Therapeutics is developing a treatment for early stage Alzheimer’s disease. It inhibits the PKR enzyme that is over-expressed in Alzheimer’s patients and may slow or even reverse the progress of the disease. It also has potential for ALS, Huntington and Parkinson’s.

Microsoft Israel gives patients hope

As reported previously Microsoft’s Israeli R&D team developed the Microsoft Healthcare AI virtual medical assistant. Team leader Hadas Bitran describes the project. They are now working on the New Hope project to match patients with clinical trials around the globe.

The first Hasid to graduate from Israeli med school

Dr. Yehuda Sabiner is the first Israeli-born Haredi to graduate from medical school. A member of the Gerrer Hasidic sect, Yehuda enrolled at Israel’s Technion, graduated and will intern at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center. 35 Haredim are now following in his footsteps.