ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Speeding up stem cell production. (Thanks to Israel21c) Weizmann scientists have discovered removing the protein MBD3 from cells reprograms them into stem cells within 8 days instead of the current 4 weeks. Stem cells have the potential to become any cell in the body and are able to regenerate damaged tissue and organs.
See Israel’s stem cell experts. Speakers at Jerusalem’s 5th International Stem Cell conference in October include 22 Israeli professors and six Israeli specialist doctors. Oh yes, and there will also be eight international professors speaking.
Another Israeli non-invasive glucose monitor. In June I highlighted Integrity Application’s GlucoTrack that takes readings from your earlobe. Now I’ve come across Cnoga’s TensorTip Combo Glucometer which measures the effect of infrared light passing through a finger. Diabetics now have a choice of Israeli devices.
Israel’s Teva teams up with UK Cancer Research. Cancer Research UK’s technology development arm, and Teva Pharmaceuticals have signed a multi-project alliance agreement to research and develop first-in-class cancer drugs that modulate DNA damage and repair response (DDR) processes in cancer cells. The US FDA also approved two of Teva’s cancer medications – for secondary cancers and for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Brainsway treatment improves OCD patients. Trials of Deep TMS treatment by Israel’s Brainsway at Sheba Medical Center have shown a 27 percent improvement in patients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. These were OCD patients that had previously failed to respond to both pharmacological and psychological therapy.
Handwriting test detects early stage Parkinson’s. A non-invasive handwriting analysis technique developed at the University of Haifa and Rambam Medical Center can detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Changes in handwriting occur years before a clinical diagnosis can be made. – Much safer than current tests.
ISRAEL IS INCLUSIVE AND GLOBAL
Injured Syrian brought to Nahariya hospital for treatment. The wounded man was in moderate to critical condition and was receiving treatment at the Naharyia Medical Center. The Nahariya Hospital has treated 87 Syrians since the beginning of the internal Syria conflict.