Israeli Traction Invention Does Away With Chains

For any driver who’s ever skidded on ice or gotten mired in mud, Israel Zahavi’s new invention may be just the ticket. Power Wheel is a removable disc that fits inside the vehicles tires. Inside are twenty metal bars (steel-tipped for off-road vehicles and rubber-tipped for cars to protect asphalt) that can be manually or automatically telescoped out beyond the … [Read more...]

Parkinson’s Treatment May Help Creativity

Israeli neurologist Dr. Rivka Inzelberg noticed for years that patients taking dopamine-stimulating medication to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease didn’t bring her the customary box of chocolates at holiday time. Instead they brought drawings, sculptures or poems they’d created despite never having been artistically inclined before. “I saw it was becoming such a … [Read more...]

Israeli Health Tech Startups Share Innovations

A delegation of 10 Israeli heath technology startups will be visiting the UK next month as part of a bid by UK healthcare organizations to build more modern and effective healthcare services, and address the problems of overcrowded clinics and insufficient resources. AstraZeneca, NHSX, Care UK, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Amazon Web Services will host the startups for a … [Read more...]

Knee Surgery Innovations

If you get a cut, break a bone or scrape an elbow, your bloodstream brings the injury all the necessary nutrients for healing. But if your cartilage gets damaged, you’re out of luck. This flexible soft tissue that cushions joints – especially in the knee – has no blood vessels and therefore little ability to heal itself. However, a privately held Israeli medical device … [Read more...]

Autistic Children May Have Different Brain Wave Sleep Activity

Ben-Gurion University researchers demonstrate that brain waves of children with autism are ‘shallower’ than those of typically developing children as they sleep A large percentage of children with autism have a hard time falling asleep, wake up frequently in the middle of the night, and wake up early in the morning. Now, a new study from Ben-Gurion University of the … [Read more...]