Zum Thema: Health & Science

Scientists Saving the Sabras from Pests  

The national symbol of Israel is in danger, and the sabra cactus is being eaten alive and left for dead. The plant is being infested by aggressive pests, likely blown over from Lebanon. What started in 2013 in one small spot, has now become a widespread infestation across Northern Israel, and Israeli scientists are fighting… […]

Groundbreaking Israeli Research on Cancer

Israeli research is reaching breakthrough results when it comes to better managing cancer and chronic disease. From studies that prevent skin cancer in mice to a blood test that diagnoses lung cancer in its early stages, Israeli researchers are finding small solutions after years of study. The most groundbreaking study shows the possibility to prevent… […]

Jellyfish Mucus to Cure Plastic Pollution?

Are jellyfish the solution to saving our seas and oceans? This is what two marine biologists from Haifa University are exploring as part of a global “GoJelly” project. The project is funded by a European Union initiative committed to developing, testing and promoting a “gelatinous solution to plastic pollution,” where “we will use jellyfish as… […]

First Court-Ordered Vaccination in Israel

In a rare move by the Israeli court system, parents have been ordered to vaccinate their 2-year old child after his foot received second degree burns from a bonfire. The parents were called to Hadera Family Court when they did not comply with the doctor’s recommendation for the child to receive a tetanus shot. When… […]

Revolutionary Tech Solves Global Water Crisis

In only six years’ time, two thirds of the world will face a shortage of clean drinking water. While the earth is covered in 70% water, only 1% of that is accessible as drinking water, the world’s most valuable resource for survival. Thanks to the groundbreaking Israeli innovation, water can be created from nothing but… […]

Easier Cure for Burn Victims

Imagine curing a deep burn scar with a small breeze? That’s exactly what Israeli company, Nanomedic has been working to make happen since 2007. They have innovated a portable electro-spinning technology to create what is the only portable medical device for curing burn victims. Looking similar to a glue gun, SpinCare is the first product… […]

Israeli Medical Cannabis Approved for Export

Since the first study of THC in 1964 by Raphael Mechoulam, the cannabis market has come a long way. Israel, as a longtime pioneer leading cannabis research, continues to pave the way forward thanks to a recently approved law allowing medical grade cannabis to be manufactured and globally exported. The law is passed after a… […]

Can these Toilets Save the World?

It’s not turning water into wine, but a new Israeli company is turning toilet waste into clean energy. HomeBiogas recently launched the Bio-Toilet, a sanitary solution which turns waste into cooking gas, offering up an all-in-one solution for global rural areas which lack access to clean toilets. The company, led by CEO and co-founder Oshik… […]

Study Cautions the Future of Israel Over-Population

Israel is home to about 8.8 million people, making it the fourth most crowded country according to the OECD. A new study predicts that within 50 years, Israel will be the number one most crowded country in the world with a population of over 20 million people. The study was led by Dan Ben David,… […]

Measles Outbreak Means Vaccinations Matter

For the first time in 15 years, a measles outbreak is causing death. A one and half year-old child contracted measles and died last week. The baby was never vaccinated against the disease, and the death likely occurred because both of her parents had measles and were also never vaccinated. This case is one of… […]

Cancer Tumors Shrink in Happy Mice

What if manipulating the mind can create massive reductions in cancerous tumors? In a recent study on mice led by a team at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, results showed that activating the brain’s reward system can cause a cancerous tumor to shrink in both weight and size. Of course, there is no proof… […]

Fourteen Hours Can Impact Social Wellbeing

The connection between parent and child has always been crucial; yet newer studies prove how important the first five months of a baby’s life is for their long-term development, emotional and social wellbeing and future relationships. Ruth Feldman, who heads the neuroscience center at the IDC Herzliya, has run a long-term study with results that… […]

Israeli Archaeology Leads to Historic Treasures

Archaeologists dig to find evidence of the past, and in Israel, some seem consistently driven to prove the Bible, and that Israel is indeed the promised land. Professor Yosef Garfinkel of Hebrew University digs for the sake of archaeology, though some of his findings in Israel can be considered biblical. During an excavation in Khirbet… […]

Israeli Healthcare Ranks in Global Top Ten

According to Bloomberg’s annual Healthy System Efficiency Index, Israel’s healthcare system ranks among the highest in the world, and is number one in the Middle East region. Compared to the countries which top the list, Hong Kong and Singapore, Israel ranks in sixth place. In addition to being one of the most cost-efficient, Israel also… […]

Israeli Robotics Makes an Exit

The largest acquisition in the Israeli robotics field was announced. Mazor Robotics, a Caesarea based company founded in 2001, was sold for $1.64 billion dollars to Medtronic plc, a medical technology company which sits in Dublin, Ireland. Mazor Robotics is known for their highly advanced medical devices to assist in spinal procedures. The relationship between… […]

Can Cells be Trained for Healthier Pregnancies?

A woman’s body is more adaptable than she may think. New Israeli research studies led by Hadassah Medical Center and Hebrew University show that women’s bodies naturally learn from their first pregnancy to create healthier second, and further, pregnancies. A six-year cell study was conducted, and research found that complications during first time births are… […]

King’s Head Found from 3,000 Years Ago

A 3,000-year-old king’s head figurine was found on the border of Israel and Lebanon. The king, so far, is unknown by scholars but the find has caused an exciting uproar as they try to determine the deeper story behind this precious historical finding. The figure is about two inches tall and is from a time… […]

Bilingual Children Get Massive Benefits

For one fifth of first graders across Israel, Hebrew is not their homegrown language. Due to the increasing number of internationals who move to Israel, Professor Sharon Armon-Lotem of Bar Ilan University has taken to studying the affects of being bilingual, particularly in child development. Her research includes results from the past 20 years, learned… […]

Sea Turtles Being Saved in Israel

Sea turtles are on the verge of extinction, and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority have begun their annual round up of turtle eggs in order to protect the small prey from danger. Every May, the team at sea turtle rescue center scours the beach for turtle nests, and gently moves the vulnerable eggs to… […]

Preparation Helps Decrease PTSD in Troops

From birth to adulthood, being surrounded by sirens, conflict, death, and war is traumatic for any and all growing up in Israel. This kind of trauma rests in the DNA of the people and is exhibited largely in a kind of countrywide post-traumatic stress disorder, whether realized or not. Today, a team of about 100… […]