Archives for 2012

Brain Surgeons Now Can Practice

Just as pilots can use flight simulators to practice for difficult missions before setting foot in a plane, now brain surgeons can rehearse challenging microsurgical procedures before making a single incision. Already in use at US teaching hospitals and soon to be available to practicing neurosurgeons, the Selman Surgical Rehearsal Platform (SRP) neurosurgery simulator … [Read more...]

Greenhouse Gas Turns Into Positive

Israel’s solar energy pioneer Prof. Jacob Karni isn’t a threat to Australia’s coal-burning industry. His aim, with the financial backing of an Australian firm, is simply to make the coal-burning industry less polluting by using energy collected from the sun. Karni’s NewCO2Fuels is first testing its technology in Israel, where the team is building a solar reactor based on … [Read more...]

Children In The Midst of War

Mohamed Ashgar is bored. The 11-year-old, who suffers from rheumatic heart disease, has been at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon for a week waiting for surgery, but it was delayed because of poor blood test results. Now he just wants to have the operation and get back home quickly to his parents and his four brothers and sisters. His dream when he is finally well again – to go … [Read more...]

Israel Hopes To Beat Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, is characterized by a lack of insulin production. Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body’s ineffective use of insulin, often resulting from excess body weight and physical inactivity. Left untreated, either form of diabetes can lead to cardiovascular disease, blindness and kidney failure. Currently, it can be treated by injections of … [Read more...]

Isreal Bonds Launches New Edition

From its inception, Israel Bonds has enabled extraordinary advances throughout Israel. The vision of Bonds founder David Ben-Gurion, who conceived of an organization that would facilitate development “on the slopes of Jerusalem, in the Galilee, on the shores of the Mediterranean (and) in the vast spaces of the Negev,” continues to be fulfilled every day. Following are … [Read more...]