Archives for November 2015

Israeli Invention To Fight AIDS Wins Coveted Tech Prize

Life-saving circumcision procedure, already used by 100,000 men in developing countries, makes the cut at this year’s ‘Oscars of Silicon Valley’ If you want to make a man feel really uncomfortable, talk to him about circumcising his penis. I should know, I do it every day,” declares a smiling Sabelo Dlamini in the opening of a film shown at this month’s Tech Awards 2015 … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Not Just One Disease, Scientists Say

Israeli researchers propose that the degenerative brain disorder can result from separate causes that must be classified and treated separately. Health professionals should consider Alzheimer’s disease as a collection of disorders to be treated separately, according to an Israeli-American biomedical research team led by Prof. Ehud Cohen and postdoctoral fellow Tziona … [Read more...]

Self-Healing ‘Electronic Skin’ May Be Coming Soon

Israeli scientists used a new synthetic polymer to develop a self-healing, flexible sensor that mimics the self-healing properties of human skin. Imagine an artificial skin that heals itself. Imagine a prosthetic limb that has a sense of touch. These incredible advances are a step closer to reality thanks to chemical engineering researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute … [Read more...]

Colombian Farmers Welcome Israeli Bugs For Pest Control

BioBee’s microscopic predatory mites are naturally effective at wiping out insects that plague crops. Over the next year, BioBee Biological Systems at Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu in northern Israel will ship some 600 million specially bred predatory mites to farmers in Colombia as a natural form of pest control. Using the Phytoseiulus persimilis, the most effective natural predator … [Read more...]

Discovery About Ovary Formation Sheds Light On Fertility

Novel pathway in the development and maintenance of the ovary has implications for diagnosing and treating infertility and lack of puberty. The November 2015 cover story of the scientific magazine Journal of Clinical Investigation is about an Israeli discovery expected to help doctors diagnose a disease causing infertility and lack of puberty in women. It all started with … [Read more...]