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Posted on: May 17th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Israeli men have the fourth-highest life expectancy of any nationality, according to a new analysis by the World Health Organization.
Posted on: May 13th, 2014InDepth → Interviews and Profiles
After reaching the pinnacle of the American medical profession by the age of 30, Glick packed it all up for the opportunity to build the Jewish state. Ahead of his latest award ceremony, Glick sat with The Jewish Press to talk about Israel, medicine and everything in between
Posted on: May 11th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced on Sunday a discovery that could have important implications for the treatment of heart failure. The research, conducted by doctoral candidate Inbal Rachmin, under the supervision of Prof. Ehud Razin and Dr. Sagi Tshori shows that the use of a protein called Erbin acts as a brake […]
Posted on: April 30th, 2014News & Views → Global
The FIFA stadium, which will seat 44,000 fans, will be protected by an Israeli company’s advanced security systems.
Posted on: April 30th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
A decision to help sick Israeli children in need led to miracles for Yael and Albert Shaltiel -- and a special fund to help even more.
Posted on: April 23rd, 2014News & Views → Israel
Israeli researchers discover a common blood pressure medication can prevent epilepsy from developing after TBI.
Posted on: April 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Sheldon Adelson Family Foundation has contributed $16.4 million to the Israel Lunar Project to build the world smallest spacecraft that SpaceIL hopes to land on the moon. The donation is nearly half of the project’s budget, estimated at $36 million. SpaceIL is an Israeli non-profit founded at the end of 2010 by three young […]
Posted on: April 10th, 2014News & Views → Israel → IDF
Israel has launched another military satellite to keep an eye on Iran as Tehran ramps up its nuclear development program.
Posted on: April 8th, 2014News & Views → Israel
If Israel sends a spacecraft to the moon, will BDS call the lunar surface “occupied territory”?
Posted on: March 31st, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
Oxytocin may cause people to "bend ethical rules to help the people close to us, like our team or family," say research team leader Dr. Shaul Shalvi.
Posted on: March 26th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
The technology is unique in that it can penetrate deeper than any other non-invasive method currently in use, which allows it to reach areas that were heretofore inaccessible.
Posted on: March 18th, 2014News & Views → Israel
The Novartis dug company is in advanced talks to buy up Israeli-based stem cell treatments developer Gamida-Cell for $600 million, sources told the Globes business newspaper. Slightly more than half of Gamida-Cell is owned by Clal Biotechnology and Elbit Medical Technologies, a subsidiary of Elbit Imaging. Gamida-Cell has been considering offering an IPO on Wall […]
Posted on: March 17th, 2014News & Views → Israel
One of these days the Arabs are going to be very sorry if they have to live up to their anti-Israel rhetoric.
Posted on: March 5th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Guests at a wedding in Petach Tikvah last night were shocked as the groom did the unthinkable. Towards the end of the wedding ceremony, he stamped on a glass in the traditional manner, but before his friends and family could shout Mazal Tov, it became apparent that a shard of glass had gone through his […]
Posted on: March 4th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
Usher Syndrome is a genetic disease that is the leading cause of deaf-blindness in the world, particularly affecting Ashkenazi Jews, 2% of whom carry the recessive gene for type 1f. Type 1 is the most severe. Those affected are born profoundly deaf with impaired balance; then, retinitis pigmentosa causes them to gradually lose their vision, […]
Posted on: March 2nd, 2014News & Views → Local
Professionals and lay leaders from around the world will gather in Jerusalem for a historic 3-day conference on child abuse.
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → News Briefs
If you could save a person’s life, would you slow down? Of course you would. Convincing your neighbor might be more complicated. Luckily, science is on your side. Transportation Alternatives just launched a campaign to lower New York City’s speed limit to a safe 20 mph. Why 20 mph? Because science says that 20 mph […]
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Jewish
A study sponsored by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research will investigate a genetic mutation found more often in Ashkenazi Jews. The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, a large-scale biomarker study, is expanding to study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease. Among those mutations is the LRRK2, which accounts for a greater […]
Posted on: February 27th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Israel’s largest early-stage cyber-security investor, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), announced in San Francisco on Tuesday that a Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) startup won the first “Cybertition” competition. Thirty-five cyber-security companies competed. The winning company, Titanium Core, works to repel cyber attacks on mission-critical systems and prevent attacks in real time. It will receive […]
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