The Jewish State in its true light.
– In the 4th August edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:
· Israeli researchers have enhanced the body’s defenses against influenza.
· An Israeli biotech has developed a system to ensure successful epidural pain relief.
· Israel ran an agricultural seminar for sixty Gaza farmers.
· An Israeli harness was used in the rescue of trapped South African miners.
· An innovative Israeli air-conditioning process was inspired by the Dead Sea.
· The Scottish Government has bought an Israeli disaster recovery system.
· Exciting Israeli launches of an ex-UK radio DJ and an international news TV channel
· Last week’s JPost Israel Good News descriptive summary
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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Israelis beat the flu virus. (Thanks to Israel21c) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that flu viruses (including deadly strains) use the protein neuraminidase to disable the body’s natural killer (NK) cells. They managed to inhibit the protein and thus bolster the NK cells ability to fight the viruses.
Engineered Veto cells prevent rejection. An international team led by Weizmann Institute researchers has “turned off” the immune system’s automatic rejection of foreign transplants. They introduced the less toxic CD8+ veto immune cells into the body with the biochemical interleukin-15 to guide them to the lymph nodes.
Israel’s blindness reduction is “out of sight”. (Thanks to Israel21c) In the last 12 years, the number of Israelis suffering from preventable blindness has been reduced by 56% – a rate unprecedented in any other country.
UK NHS offers to perform trials for Israeli bio-techs. Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) has invited Israeli life sciences companies to conduct clinical trials in the UK. This is a major achievement as the NHS is the largest single healthcare provider in the world.
Technion seeks cures with Manchester. Israel’s Technion signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK’s Manchester University that will promote joint research into cures to cancer and genetic illnesses. It will also see combined studies into heart disease, stem cell and genetic research.
Stop snoring and go to sleep. Israel & Belgium based Nyxoah’s new device prevents sleep apnea by transmitting a focused electric field. It is inserted inside the chin in a simple procedure and gets its energy from an external patch that is stuck to the chin only at night. It is far more comfortable than existing alternatives.
A better epidural. The method of applying epidural injections hasn’t changed for 100 years. The skill of the doctor is vital with high failure rates (30%) and frequent complications. But Israel’s Omeq Medical’s sensor-based system guides the doctor to the exact spot. Over 20 million epidurals are given each year in the US alone.
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Gaza weekly deliveries: In the week ending 27th July 2013, 1378 trucks carried 37,306 tons of goods into Gaza from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing. They included 464 trucks of food and 375 trucks of construction materials. Terrorists launched 2 rockets from the Gaza …read more