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…

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…

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…

Israeli institute completes coronavirus vaccine tests on rodents

Israel’s Institute for Biological Research has successfully completed its coronavirus vaccine experiments on rodents and will soon move on to testing it on other animals and then humans, according to a report by Israel’s N12. According to the report, if the experiment goes as planned, IIBR could complete vaccine development within a year or less….

Israeli Researchers Develop Tech That Turns Tap Water Into A Strong Disinfectant

Israeli researchers have developed a method to produce tap water-based, environmentally safe but powerful disinfectants that can kill bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, according to an announcement by Bar Ilan University. The method was developed and patented by Dr. Eran Avraham, Dr. Izaak Cohen, and  Prof. Doron Aurbach, head of the electrochemistry group, at Bar…

When Can We Expect A Coronavirus Vaccine?

Most health experts agree that the need for a vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is clear. “To return to a semblance of previous normality, the development of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is an absolute necessity” is how a perspective in Science magazine puts it. So it’s hardly surprising that, around the world, anticipation is high. With more than 100 coronavirus vaccines under…

Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile?

  Is the Cost of Cancer Medication Worthwhile? Rabin Medical Center’s Dr. Daniel Goldstein explores the rising price of cancer medications and creates an equation to see if the cost is in fact justified. Dr. Goldstein is at the forefront of the fight between oncologists and pharmaceutical companies with research that will help determine if…

Keeping An Eye On Mobile Health: Tech News From Israel

Israeli’s Start- Up Presents iPhone Optometry at mHealth Conference   Israel continues to be a leader in mobile health technology, with the medical industry keeping an eye on new developments, particularly in wearable tech. Encouraging the start-up mentality, Israel hosts an annual mHealth conference in Tel Aviv featuring a contest to highlight these new yet innovative…