Self-Repairing Health Wearables Powered By Body Heat

Israeli scientists have developed an integrated system of wearable monitors that passively detect and transmit vital signs as early markers for disease. Such wearables aren’t unique, but this system is unprecedented because it’s powered by energy from the wearer’s movements and body heat, and can fix its own tears or scratches. The wearable system could spare patients pain, … [Read more...]

Nano System Delivers Anticancer Drugs to Childhood Tumors

A nanotech system invented in Israel for transporting anticancer drugs specifically in pediatric patients has been shown to slow tumor growth and prolong life expectancy in engineered mice by 42 percent. In most of the Western world, cancer is the primary cause of death in children over the age of one. The new system meets an unmet need because existing chemotherapy … [Read more...]

Philips Buys Israeli Cardiac Imaging Company

Amsterdam-based consumer electronics giant Royal Philips has announced it will acquire cardiac imaging company EPD Solutions of Caesarea for €250 million ($294 million) and milestone payments. EPD and its employees will become part of Philips’ Image-Guided Therapy business unit. EPD’s Cardiac Mapping and Navigation System received CE mark approval in February 2018. The … [Read more...]

Economic Mission Assists in Facilitating $15.9M ALS Grant

Last week, California’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) announced a $15.9 million grant awarded to Israeli-based Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics. The grant will support a Phase III study for a stem cell based treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The Israel Economic Mission to the West Coast was instrumental in creating … [Read more...]

Erasing Traumatic Memories May Help To Eradicate PTSD

Erasing unwanted memories isn’t yet possible. However, Israeli scientists are now reporting that they have succeeded in erasing one type of memory in mice – fear. This new technique may one day help extinguish traumatic memories in humans – for example, in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. “The brain is good at creating new memories when these are … [Read more...]