Israeli Technology Company Received FDA Approval for PillCam
Set to Enter Japanese Health Care System in 2014
In August of 2013 Israeli Company, Given Imaging, received FDA approval, as well as approval for reimbursement by Japan's Central Social Insurance Medical Council for their PillCam SB3. Instead of subjecting themselves to the infamous colonoscopy, patients may start to see a more appealing option on the horizon very soon. This will also be a helpful solution for those who are unable to undergo colonoscopies for health reasons. According to No Camels – Israel Innovation News assessments, PillCam is significantly less expensive, costs roughly $500, while colonoscopies generally range from $800-$1,200.
Israel became a high-tech hothouse because she had to. True, she enjoys favorable conditions for the growth of high-tech industries; chief among them, well-educated, inventive, enterprising people. Relative to the size of her population, Israel has more engineers, and sees more scientific articles published, than any other country in the world (Israel has 135 engineers per 10,000 people; the US has 85). However, the stimulus for the industry's growth has been national survival, both military and economic.
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 was awarded jointly to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems".
On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the the three professors, Arieh Warshel, Michael Levitt, and Martin Karplus had been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Of the 23 chemistry Nobels awarded in the past decade, 11 of the winners were Jewish and six of them were Israelis.
Jerusalem continues to make its mark in the global community - but this time no politics!
On December 10, 2012, Jerusalem proper hosted its first TED event, TEDxJerusalem, and IsraCast was there to give you a first account. There have been other official and unofficial TED events held in Israel, however, TEDxJerusalem brought its own special angle to what TED in the Holy Land has to contribute.
Candidate Joe Robinson: 'Presidential Race Ignores America's Fatal Dependence On Foreign Oil'
'Coal Energy Actually Pollutes Far Less Than Oil But Oil Corporations Prevent Conversion'
'New Modification To Car Engines Achieves Substantial Savings In Gasoline Consumption'
Inventor Joe Robinson, who is running in the Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire on January 10th, has shown that his modification to car engines can get a vast increase in miles per gallon. In a thought provoking interview with David Essing, Robinson explained how his patented invention performed in tests, but why the oil corportations and General Motors have so far turned it down. The modification achieved 49% more miles per gallon, according to the EPA's Federal Test Procedure. His invention dealt with the question of what percentage of the fuel is used to operate the engine and what is the remaining percentage of the fuel that actually pushes the car down the road. The research is purely in the field of mechanical engineering - how to reroute the air-fuel mixture of a gasoline engine to increase net horsepower while significantly improving miles per gallon. In addition to his invention achieving vast savings for American car owners, it would obviously benefit the entire economy. Moreover Robinson argues that America's dependence on foreign oil is bankrupting the country, whereas the building and operating of refineries in the U.S. to produce gasoline from domestic coal, would create jobs and eliminate the import of oil. In his opinion, the U.S. gets four times as much acid rain from oil than it does from coal.
Since the dawn of modern medicine, doctors have pursed the use oftechnology to help them see into the human body. A variety of means serve justthis purpose: X-rays, CT scans, optical fibers and more, but the greatestbreakthrough in the field can be attributed to a unique technology developed bythe Israeli company Medigus
Researchers at Tel Aviv University are developing a new family of medicines that could provide preventive treatment for cancer, or turn existing cancer into a chronic disease that one can live with for years.
Dr. Archana Jabhav: 'My Son's Recovery From Leukemia In Israel Was No Less Than a Miracle!'
'Hadassah's Bone Marrow Transplant Department Rescued Him From Critical Stage After Other Treatments Failed'
IsraCast Assessment: Successful Treatment Of Critical Leukemia Patient From India Illustrates High Level Of Israeli Medical Research, One Of Numerous Factors Justifying Israel's Acceptance Into OECD
What is the connection between the acceptance of Israel into the esteemed OECD, the Organization for Economic Co-Operation & Development, and the miraculous recovery of a youngster from India from a critical stage of leukemia? Simply this - it illustrates why the prestigious OECD has now accepted the Jewish state as a deserving member for her record of achievement.
Research efforts are concentrated within six core areas that were identified when the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials was established. Each research area has its own dedicated Center within the Institute. The six centers of excellence are: Nano-Materials Center, Nano-Medicine Center, The Dahan Nano-Energy Center, Nano-Magnetism Center, Nano-Cleantech Center and Nano-Photonics Center.
This week Bar-Ilan University will dedicate the Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Just another festive occasion at an academic institution that spotlights, for a brief moment, the work of a group of researchers focused on a specific field of scientific endeavor. One more ceremony at which these researchers are showered with deserved praise, where proper thanks are expressed to donors who have provided us with another essential infrastructure for enriching human knowledge. But the new center’s unique characteristics also provide us with an opportunity to examine several important issues relevant to Israeli science in the 21st century.
Prof. Reuven Or:'Israeli & Indian Researchers Now Collaborating In Field Of Bone Marrow Transplantation'
'I Hope For Joint Project On Natural Killer Cells That Can Effectively Fight Cancer Cells'
'Dr. Grant, My Indian Colleague Is A Giant Of A Doctor, Who Has Recruited Highly Professional Staff At Ruby Hall Clinic In Pune'
The Bone Marrow Transplantation Department at Hadassah Medical Center in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem has been at the forefront of research and clinical treatment since this field started playing a major role in the treatment of cancer. Its department director, Prof. Reuven Or has just returned from a working visit to India where he gave seminars at three hospitals and participated as a consultant in the opening of the new Bone Marrow Transplantation department at the Ruby Hall Clinic in the Pune urban region. In an exclusive interview with David Essing, Dr. Or also disclosed that more joint projects are now underway.
A new kind of portable electrochemical battery that can produce thousands of hours of power - and soon replace the expensive regular or rechargeable batteries in hearing aids and sensors and eventually in cellphones, laptop computers and even electric cars - has been developed at Haifa's Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Oded Abramsky was born in Jerusalem. He received M.D. and Ph.D.
degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He did his residency
in Neurology at the Hadassah University Hospital and became Board
Certified in Neurology in 1973. In 1981-1988 he was the Chairman of the
Division of Neurology and Neurosurgery in the Hebrew University
Hadassah Medical School. In 1982 he was appointed Head of the
Neuroimmunolgoy Unit at Hadassah Medical Organization, and Professor of
Neurology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prof. Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, a leading researcher in the structural biology field, was awarded a Nobel Prize in chemistry.
The best way to prevent and remove infections is
through the natural 'sterilising' action of the
immune response that combines elements of
both innate and adaptive immunity to ward off foreign
pathogens without medical intervention. The immune
system 'remembers' the cleared foreign antigens to
speed up its response to re-infection. The immune
system in most cancer patients can still completely
destroy viruses and bacteria. The ferocity and
specificity of this response can be witnessed in the
way an inadequately suppressed immune system can
completely destroy a large transplanted organ, while
sparing one’s own (self) tissues. This destructive
effect would be beneficial for cancer therapy if it could
be directed at tumours.
The Bone Marrow Transplantation Department at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center operates as a national center for bone marrow transplantation and stem-cell-based medicine. The department uses stem cells from various sources including bone marrow, peripheral blood, umbilical cord blood and the placenta.
A substance derived from corals has the ability to slow down the growth of cancerous cells as well as induce death of these cells- as shown in a new study.
NanoIsrael 2009 is a unique event, bringing together a diverse group of elite dynamic speakers and participants. The central showcase for Israel’s excellence in the interdisciplinary world of nanotechnology, NanoIsrael 2009 will bring together industry, academia, investors, non-governmental organizations and government representatives to focus on current research, commercial endeavours and future opportunities in nanotechnology.
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded in reversing brain birth defects in animal models, using stem cells to replace defective brain cells. The work of Prof. Joseph Yanai and his associates at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School was presented at the Tel Aviv Stem Cells Conference last spring and is expected to be presented and published nest year at the seventh annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research in Barcelona, Spain.
Operation Abraham is a consortium of institutions committed to the training of local doctors in Africa in the surgical procedures of male circumcision as a method of HIV/AIDS prevention.