The Jewish State in its true light.
In the 18th Aug 2013 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:
· An Israeli sensor can make artificial skin sensitive to touch, temperature and humidity.
· The latest Pillcam internal camera is giving new life to Crohn’s sufferers.
· 1 million Palestinian Arab tourists visited Israel during Ramadan and Eid.
· Weizmann scientists have built microscopic wires for more powerful microchips.
· Israeli crops are “the solution to the world food crisis”
· IBM has bought its 13th Israeli company.
· Emotional Israeli reunion for 10 Yemenite children and their parents.
· Last week’s JPost Israel Good News descriptive summary
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ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
An e-skin breakthrough. Scientists at Israel Technion have fused resin and gold particles to make a sensor that can detect pressure (touch), temperature and humidity. The sensor could be integrated with the current electronic skins applied to a prosthetic limb to give the wearer more life-like sensations.
Another Israeli treatment for Hep C. Dr Leslie Lobel of Ben Gurion University has identified antibody clones from patients who have recovered from Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infections. BGU has now entered into an agreement with San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics to develop the clones into anti-HCV therapeutics
A new Israeli stent. Israel’s Allium Medical produces stents that avoids the need for those with blocked urinary tracts to go through invasive surgery. Allium has just won a NIS 58-million distribution deal with a Chinese health company. In March Allium won a similar deal to distribute the stents in Brazil.
Antibodies to fight cancer. The healthcare giant Bayer is funding Israeli biotech Compugen’s development of antibody-based therapeutics for cancer immunotherapy. The Israeli company is at the forefront of promising cancer treatments that stimulate the body’s own immune cells to fight cancer cells.
World’s first HIV patient transplant. Surgeons at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center successfully carried out the first ever transplant between two living HIV carriers. A woman donated a kidney to her husband, who has since returned to work. The main problem was to prevent rejection by the man’s compromised immune system.
New resolution Pillcam is changing lives. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pillcam SB 3 – Given Imaging’s latest internal intestine camera – for monitoring sufferers of Crohn’s disease and other intestinal problems. Its use has already changed the treatment of 62 percent of Crohn’s patients.
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Gaza weekly deliveries: In the week ending 10th Aug 2013, 1062 trucks carried 29,750 tons of goods into Gaza from Israel through the Kerem Shalom crossing. They included 178 trucks of food and 254 trucks of construction materials. The crossing was closed for the Eid al–Fitr holiday.