Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
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 […]
Posted on: February 23rd, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Of course, the fact that a major study finds no basis to the Khazar theory won't make it go away.
Posted on: February 20th, 2014News & Views → Israel → Government
Syrian explosion destroys family – Israeli medics saves remaining son.
Posted on: February 19th, 2014News & Views → Media
Tom Friedman still knows everything and understands nothing.
Posted on: February 19th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
Cathmaps+ emailed us this announcement via their PR firm: Following the release we sent to you last week about Cathmaps+, the Israeli company that created the world’s first mobile app to help cardiac patients manage elevated risk, we wanted to updated you that in celebration of its launch last week in the United States and […]
Posted on: February 16th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Google has acquired the Israeli internet security startup SlickLogin. The Israeli company made the announcement Sunday on the homepage of its website, signed by CEO Or Zelig, CTO Eran Galili, and VP R&D Ori Kabeli. “Today we’re announcing that the SlickLogin team is joining Google, a company that shares our core beliefs that logging in should […]
Posted on: February 16th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled its latest missile defense system, called Iron Beam, which uses lasers to destroy incoming rockets and mortars. “It’s exactly like what you see in ‘Star Wars,’” Rafael spokesman Amit Zimmer said at the Singapore Airshow, the Associated Press reported. “You see the lasers go up so quickly like a […]
Posted on: February 15th, 2014News & Views → Business and Economy
A Japanese e-commerce firm said it will buy the Israeli-founded Viber chat startup for $900 million. Rakuten Inc announced its planned purchase of Viber Media Inc. on Friday. Viber, run by the Israeli entrepreneur Talmon Marco, will add 300 million users to Rakuten’s existing 200 million users, Rakuten’s CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani, told reporters in Tokyo. […]
Posted on: February 13th, 2014News & Views → Global
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceuticals full approval for Synribo, a drug that is injected for adults with a with chronic phase or accelerated phase of myeloid leukemia. Chronic myeloid leukemia, also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is one of four main types of leukemia and is a cancer […]
Posted on: February 13th, 2014News & Views → Israel
Breastfeeding can significantly reduce the risk of children getting cancer, says a new study conducted by Israel’s University of Haifa. According to the study, children who were breastfed decreased the chances of developing cancer by 60 percent. “We asked the mothers in the study about breastfeeding, nutrition, exposure to pets, exposure to detergents, etc.,” said […]
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