Archives for October 2011

IL Care Launches With Concert

Come and be part of the biggest volunteerism project and a huge lunching concert of the Israeli-American and Jewish-American community I am excited to share with you the recent initiative at the Israeli Leadership Council (ILC), and cordially invite you to join us in this inspiring mission. With the aim to unite the spirit of care and generosity, we have inaugurated the … [Read more...]

Latest Rambam Monthly Journal

We are delighted to announce that the sixth issue of the new international peer reviewed open access Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal (RMMJ) has now been published online. In the best interest of the medical and scientific community, RMMJ is freely accessible via the Internet for immediate worldwide, open access to the full text of articles. Authors who publish in the … [Read more...]

A 20-minute alternative to a tummy-tuck

Excess, sagging and loose skin: Anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight knows that after the fat is gone, extra skin remains. And while many in the aesthetics community will point to abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") procedures as the cure, surgery is not the only way to go. At least that's what Viora, a leading medical aesthetics manufacturer, advocates. The … [Read more...]

The scorned scientist who became a Nobel laureate

During paramilitary training at his Israeli high school, Danny Shechtman was usually the first to jump on the barbed wire blocking the students' path as they ran through a field. "Everybody steps on you and then you try to shake yourself loose and run after them," the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology professor related to ISRAEL21c at a Jerusalem press conference on … [Read more...]

New monitor could revolutionize diagnosis of bladder cancer

The indignity and discomfort faced by bladder cancer patients may top the long and unpleasant list of cancer-related woes. Diagnosing and monitoring the disease is done via an optical device called a cystoscope inserted into the bladder through the urethra. Patients with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), the most common form of the disease, are supposed to undergo … [Read more...]