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    2. AI tool helps radiologists clear dangerous data bottleneck

      AI tool helps radiologists clear dangerous data bottleneck
      Its not every day that TIME magazine calls you a genius. Theyre not calling me a genius, Elad Walach protests. Theyre referring to the company! Walach is the 30-year-old CEO ofAidoc, 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 ...
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    3. 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 receivethis 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 Jerusalems Institute for Medical Research share promising results for a new glioblastoma treatment ...
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    4. 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 ...
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    5. 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 ...
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    6. Blood-sucking Sand Flies Love Munching on Marijuana

      Blood-sucking Sand Flies Love Munching on Marijuana
      When theyre 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 thatin proportion to its abundance,Cannabis sativawas consumed by sand flies much more frequently than expected, suggesting it washighly attractive to the insects. According to a paper published in the journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the findings could ...
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    7. Need Help with Your Math Homework? Ask the Worms

      Need Help with Your Math Homework? Ask the Worms
      Animals often rely on their sense of smell to locate food. Its a law of nature: the first one to reach a food source has a better chance of surviving than those who do not. But how exactly do their brains translate scent and then navigate towards it? In new research published this week in Nature Communications, Hebrew University of Jerusalem neurogeneticist Dr. Alon Zaslaver and his team reveal the ...
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    8. Israeli stem cell startup raises $4 million for chemo effectiveness technology

      Israeli stem cell startup raises $4 million for chemo effectiveness technology
      NewStem Ltd., a Jerusalem-based biotech startup with a precision-medicine technology that it says canincreasethe effectiveness of chemotherapy, said Monday it has raised $4 million in seed financing from a US-based company. The US firm is Hollywood Media Corp., a shell company whose shares are traded over the counter. On Monday, Hollywood Media, which previously operated in ad sales,saidthat it is undergoing a strategic transformation via its investment in NewStem ...
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    9. You’re missing the full story o...

      You’re missing the full story o...
      Wed all like to think that cannabis is a potential solution for specific, difficult-to-treat medical conditions such as neuropathic pain or inflammatory disease for which we lack ideal treatments. After all, it would be poetic if natures wisdom provided the ideal medicine we have not yet designed ourselves. That may be why the level of hype, hope, anger and backlash around medical cannabis in popular culture has reached a feverish ...
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    10. A higher calling: How Israeli marijuana research changed the world

      A higher calling: How Israeli marijuana research changed the world
      As much of the world debates how to address marijuana use, the vast majority of American states have legalized it or allow it for medical purposes. Global pharmaceutical companies and hospitals seeking effective treatments using cannabis should look to Professor Raphael Mechoulam, a scientist at Hebrew University. Mechoulam, a pioneer in the field, was the first to isolate, analyze and synthesize the major psychoactive and non-psychoactive compounds in cannabis and ...
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    11. Scientists go to zoo, find that cell size, not body size, affects lifespan

      Scientists go to zoo, find that cell size, not body size, affects lifespan
      Researchers in Israel, Canada, and Germany have found that animals with larger pancreatic cells tend to age faster, while those with smaller such cells seem to live longer. They came to this shockingly beautiful and unexpected correlation, said Yuval Dor, who studies developmental biology at The Hebrew Universitys Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem, after studying the pancreases of 24 mammalian species, from the smallest, a shrew, to the tallest, a ...
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    12. Peering into the human brain with a world-renowned neurobiologist

      Peering into the human brain with a world-renowned neurobiologist
      From emojis to cookie cutters, the heart is emblematic of love and passion.The perception of the heart as the generator of emotions dates back millennia and is still heard today in the language we use to describe the heartbreak of unrequited love and the heartache of profound misery. Even memory is relegated to our blood-pumping organ, when we remember new information by heart. At some point, we learn that ...
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    13. Israel study paves way for women to skip difficulties of first pregnancies

      Israel study paves way for women to skip difficulties of first pregnancies
      A womans body learns from difficulties in a first pregnancy and adapts to try to avert such difficulties in subsequent pregnancies, Israeli researchers said. The researchers, at Hadassah Medical Center and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, say their six-year study on the role of certain cells during a womens pregnancy period may pave the way to develop new drugs to decrease complications in childbirth. Their research on the trained memory ...
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    14. Hebrew University Researchers to Collaborate with GRAIL

      Hebrew University Researchers to Collaborate with GRAIL
      June 12, 2018-Yissum, the Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced a strategic collaboration with GRAIL, Inc., a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. Under the agreement, GRAIL will sponsor a research program led by Professor Yuval Dor of the Hebrew Universitys Faculty of Medicine. Professor Dor, working with Dr. Ruth Shemer, Dr. Tommy Kaplan, and Professor Benjamin Glaser ...
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    15. Prolonged acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk

      Prolonged acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk
      April 24, 2018 A study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem sheds new light on the possible relationship between prolonged use of acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy and the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood. Acetaminophen is one of the most common medications used for treatment of pain and fever reduction during pregnancy and is considered safe in humans. However, evidence of neuro-disruptive properties is accumulating: past studies have shown that ...
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    16. Scientists chart a new map of human genome using stem cells

      Scientists chart a new map of human genome using stem cells
      April 22, 2018 Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem generated an atlas of the human genome using a state-of-the-art gene editing technology and human embryonic stem cells, illuminating the roles that our genes play in health and disease. The scientists reported their findings in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Embryonic stem cells are a unique resource as they can turn into any adult cell in our bodies. Their versatile ...
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