Dr. Kenneth Offit Speaks on BRCA Gene Mutations @ AFRMC Gala

Dr. Kenneth Offit (Chief, Clinical Genetics Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering) addresses the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center 2019 Annual Gala upon reception of the Yitzhak Rabin Cancer Care & Research Award for BRCA Genetics. Don’t miss Global Connections with Robert Siegel on October 28, 4 pm ET: COVID and CANCER: Breast, Ovarian and Prostate Cancer Treatment…

Dr. Stanley Fischer Addresses AFRMC Gala

Dr. Stanley Fischer (Senior Advisor, BlackRock; former Vice Chair US Federal Reserve; former Governor, Bank of Israel) addresses the American Friends of Rabin Medical Center 2019 Annual Gala upon reception of the Yitzhak Rabin Global Financial Leadership Award. Don’t miss Dr. Fischer’s interview with Robert Siegel: American Friends of Rabin Medical Center’s September 23 Global…

New breath test sniffs out Covid-19 in 30 seconds

Breath test from Technion scientist shows promising early results in sniffing out Covid-19 within 30 seconds. Could uncomfortable nasal swabs be swapped for a contactless two-second breathalyzer puff to check for Covid-19 infection? Prof. Hossam Haick thinks so. Haick, a professor of chemical engineering and nanotechnology at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, first…

13 promising Covid treatments emerging from Israel

Scientists across the globe are working on vaccines to prevent Covid-19 infection. (Click here to read about six Israeli vaccine candidates.) But in the meanwhile, and even after initial vaccines are approved, there is an urgent need for effective treatments for the respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Most potential treatments target the life-threatening lung…

America Is Facing 5 Epic Crises All at Once by David Brooks

There are five gigantic changes happening in America right now. The first is that we are losing the fight against Covid-19. Our behavior doesn’t have anything to do with the reality around us. We just got tired so we’re giving up. Second, all Americans, but especially white Americans, are undergoing a rapid education on the…

Israeli Researchers Say COVID-19 Vaccine They Developed Proves Effective in Animal Trial

Israeli researchers from the government-run Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) indicated over the weekend that a vaccine they developed for SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been found to be effective in trials involving hamsters, paving the way for testing with humans. The IIBR, a governmental research center specializing in biology, chemistry and environmental…

Corona means no face touching. Science shows we can’t help it

Throughout this whole corona crisis, we’ve been repeatedly told to avoid touching our faces so as not to transmit or catch the virus. But if you too have been unable to stop putting your hand to your face, it might be because you’re busy getting a sense of yourself. And you’re not alone. A study…