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    1. AI tool helps radiologists clear dangerous data bottleneck

      AI tool helps radiologists clear dangerous data bottleneck

      It’s not every day that TIME magazine calls you a genius. 

      “They’re not calling me a genius,” Elad Walach protests. “They’re referring to the company!”

      Walach is the 30-year-old CEO of Aidoc, a two-year-old Tel Aviv-based startup that is saving lives through medical imaging.

      Aidoc applies proprietary artificial intelligence to the millions of images generated every year by CT scans in order to catch serious issues before a human radiologist even has a chance to review the results.

      Aidoc has already received US and European approval to assess scans of brain hemorrhages and spinal fractures.

      TIME included ...

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    2. Israeli inventor of car cameras says self-driving vehicles are future of artificial intelligence

      by Erin Arvedlund , Updated: December 10, 2018- 4:50 AM Amnon Shashua, founder and chief technology officer of Israeli camera company Mobileye, is at the vanguard of self-driving cars. MobileEye was bought by Intel for $15 billion. Amnon Shashua, cofounder and chief technology officer of the Israeli company Mobileye, lives and works at the vanguard of self-driving cars.

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    3. Can Jerusalem be turned into a high-tech hub?

      Can Jerusalem be turned into a high-tech hub?

      This story is sponsored by Start-Up Nation Central.

      JERUSALEM (JTA) – Jerusalem is a city of endless titles and designations: City of Gold. Zion. The Holy Sanctuary. City of Peace.

      It’s rarely thought of as a high-tech hub, and that’s not just because of the ancient buildings. Well over half of Jerusalem’s residents are Arab or haredi Orthodox, two of Israel’s least tech-immersed populations.

      But high-tech’s growing foothold here is changing things. Last year, a Jerusalem company, Mobileye, became Israel’s biggest high-tech success story when it was sold to Intel for $15.3 billion.

      And ...

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    4. Letter reveals Einstein's fears of growing nationalism, anti-Semitism

      Letter reveals Einstein's fears of growing nationalism, anti-Semitism
      By Associated Press

      JERUSALEM — More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter.

      His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been assassinated by right-wing extremists and police had warned the noted physicist that his life could be in danger too.

       
       

      So Einstein fled Berlin and went into hiding in northern Germany. It was during this hiatus that he penned a handwritten letter to his beloved younger sister, Maja, warning of the ...

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    5. Hebrew U team develops shape-shifting 3D printed pills for better targeted drugs

      Hebrew U team develops shape-shifting 3D printed pills for better targeted drugs

      Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new way to create drug capsules using 3D printers, a step that will help pave the way for pills that can be tailored to perform better than the conventional capsules manufactured today.

      The custom-printed pills are made out of a hydrogel in which the medication is inserted, said Professor Shlomo Magdassi, head of the Hebrew University’s 3D and Functional Printing Center, who developed the technology together with Dr. Ofra Benny, a researcher at Hebrew University’s Institute for Drug Research. The substance has the consistency of malabi, a Middle ...

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    6. Big Boost for Jerusalem

      Big Boost for Jerusalem

      The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), along with the Bezalel Academy of Design and Azrieli College of Engineering, received a 20 million NIS ($5.4 million USD) grant from Israel’s Council for Higher Education (CHE) to establish an entrepreneurship and innovation center in downtown Jerusalem. This consortium, united under the name “JLM-Impact Consortium”, won first place for CHE’s request for proposals to boost entrepreneurial activity among the city’s students and academic community.

       

      Yishai Fraenkel, HUJI VP and Director General: "We’re delighted to win this award—a feat accomplished through close teamwork with Bezalel and Azrieli.   We ...

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    7. 3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants

      3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants
      CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants.

      The agreement combines CollPlant’s proprietary recombinant human collagen (rhCollagen) derived from engineered tobacco plants, and its BioInk technology, with the regenerative medicine and organ manufacturing capabilities of United Therapeutics subsidiary Lung Biotechnology PBC.

      One of many companies founded by Hebrew University nanotechnology pioneer Prof. Oded Shoseyov, CollPlant will manufacture and supply BioInk for a few years to meet development process demand, and will provide technical support to ...

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    8. Zion Medical Announces Results of First Human Clinical Trial of HIV drug Gammora, Offering Potential Cure | Benzinga

      Zion Medical Announces Results of First Human Clinical Trial of HIV drug Gammora, Offering Potential Cure | Benzinga

       Zion Medical, an Israeli biotech company developing HIV and cancer treatments, has announced the results of the first clinical trial of HIV-drug Gammora, eliminating up to 99% of the HIV virus within four weeks of treatment.

       

      Investigational Medicinal Product (IMP) Gammora is a synthetic peptide compound derived from the HIV enzyme integrase, which is responsible for inserting the virus's genetic material into the DNA of the infected cell. Gammora stimulates the integration of multiple HIV DNA fragments into the host cell's genomic DNA, to an extent that triggers the self-destruction of the infected cell, called apoptosis. The peptide ...

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    9. 6 top tomato innovations from Israeli experts

      6 top tomato innovations from Israeli experts
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    10. New Discoveries in the Aging Process | Nursing

      New Discoveries in the Aging Process | Nursing

      The human race spends a great deal of time fighting the inevitable. Just about every stage of life is inevitable, but we exercise to live longer, eat certain diets to stay healthier, and undergo treatments and use different products to ‘stay younger.’

      As it pertains to that last one, an interesting new study indicates that perhaps we are right to be concerned, and if anything, our concerns should start sooner than they already do.

      Through the use of separation of young and old yeast cells, which can cycle through a full generation in about four hours, Dr. Yaakov Nahmias at ...

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    11. Blood-sucking Sand Flies Love Munching on Marijuana

      Blood-sucking Sand Flies Love Munching on Marijuana

      When they’re not sucking the blood of animals, sand flies have a fondness for munching on the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa), new research suggests.

      An international team of scientists found that in proportion to its abundance, Cannabis sativa was consumed by sand flies much more frequently than expected, suggesting it was highly attractive to the insects.

      According to a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the findings could have implications for controlling sand fly populations across the globe. This is important because, much like the closely related mosquito, sand flies can spread dangerous ...

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    12. Yissum Launches First-of-its Kind Express Licensing Campaign to Increase Academic and Industry Collaboration

      Yissum Launches First-of-its Kind Express Licensing Campaign to Increase Academic and Industry Collaboration

      Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, launched its pioneering Express Licensing Campaign at the ITTN's 5th biennial conference: Tech Transfer 4.O: Reinventing Technology Transfer. Yissum CEO and President Dr. Yaron Daniely introduced the campaign which aims to make the cutting-edge research conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem more accessible to industry partners by dramatically simplifying technology licensing or acquisition.

      Yissum currently dominates academic tech transfer in Israel, and in 2017 was responsible for nearly half of all tech transfer licensing agreements signed by universities as well as new company formations. The Express ...

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    13. AFHU's Bubbe videos - The Shorty Awards

      AFHU's Bubbe videos - The Shorty Awards

      The third annual Shorty Social Good Awards, which put a spotlight on recent cause marketing campaigns, announced the finalists for this year’s awards show, taking place Nov. 15 in New York City. AFHU's Bubbe videos are a finalist in the 'Comedy Video' category.

      The Shorty Awards honor the best content creators and producers on social media: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat and the rest of the digital world.

      The exclusive Shorty finalist announcement in is also featured in AdWeek.

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    14. Israelis develop system for cleaning industrial pollution

      Israelis develop system for cleaning industrial pollution

      A new process under development in Israel could provide the economical, earth-friendly solution many industries seek for cleaning up soil, sludge and sediment polluted by their activities.

      Phased transaction extraction (PTE) is meant as a new tool to help get rid of industrial pollution both for nonvolatile organic and metal pollutants, especially in wet conditions.

      PTE uses a combination of methods to remove and concentrate the substances. All components – both the pollutants and the materials that separate them – can be recycled.

      Prof. Amos Ullman devised the system with fellow Tel Aviv University Faculty of Engineering Prof. Naima Brauner and Prof ...

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    15. Yissum Launches NanoTech Fund

      Yissum Launches NanoTech Fund

      JERUSALEMOct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Yissum, The Technology Transfer Company of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced today the launch of its new NanoTech Fund which will focus exclusively on promising innovations emerging from Hebrew University's elite nanotech research. The Fund has already secured $6M from top international strategic and institutional investors, and will raise up to $9M.

      The NanoTech Fund will focus on smart materials and nanotechnologies, funding deep technologies offering integrated solutions in the areas of 3D printing, quantum science, and renewable energy. As the global nanomaterials and nanotech markets continue to grow, the fund will ensure ...

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    1. Bonus Time? Better Hope the Boss is NOT Your Friend, Study Finds

      Bonus Time? Better Hope the Boss is NOT Your Friend, Study Finds

      A manager has to give a bonus to one of two equally deserving employees, one of whom is his friend. A judge in a high school debating competition has to decide which of two finalists to vote for, one of whom is a student from her alma mater. A coach has to decide which of two players should start in the championship game, one of whom is the coach's niece. It is well known that people show favoritism toward those close to them, such as family, friends, or in-group members. 

      However, a recent study published in the Journal of ...

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    2. Hebrew University Researchers Discover Promising Treatment for Aggressive Brain Tumors

      Hebrew University Researchers Discover Promising Treatment for Aggressive Brain Tumors

      Glioblastoma is a serious and incurable brain cancer. Patients who receive this diagnosis typically have 11-20 months to live. One of the main difficulties in treating this cancer is that its cells quickly build up a resistance to chemotherapy. In the upcoming issue of Nucleic Acids Research, Professor Rotem Karni and his team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Medical Research share promising results for a new glioblastoma treatment with the potential to improve and extend patients’ lives.

      As part of their research, Karni and PhD student Maxim Mogilevsky designed a molecule that inhibits glioblastoma tumor growth ...

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