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Bar Ilan U Study: Pregnancy Safe for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

"From an immunological and microbiological viewpoint, pregnancy in patients with IBD is beneficial and can be safely recommended."

Hebrew University Discovery May Revolutionize Chemotherapy

It is a method that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to malignant cells and bypasses healthy ones.

Israeli Researchers Say Autism-Related Genetic Mutations Occur in Alzheimer Patients’ Brains

Tel Aviv University researchers say they found an overlap between Alzheimer's-related mutations and those producing autism and related disabilities.

Rabbinical Court Won’t Recognize as Jewish an Infant Born from Undisclosed Jewish Egg Donor

Israeli surrogacy law states that one of the conditions for egg donation is that the donor and recipient be both of the same faith, to avoid future doubts about the child's status.

Israel Performs World’s First Successful ‘Artificial Meniscus’ Transplant

Patients with damaged or torn menisci can have the transplant surgery as a replacement for previous treatments, such as pain management and physical therapy.

On Way to Cure, Israeli Researchers Discover Gene Causing AFib

Based on these findings, the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN) and the Faculty of Health Sciences on BGU’s campus are in the preliminary stages of developing an anti-arrhythmia medication.

United Hatzalah Hosts Mass-Casualty Drill in Conjunction with Israeli Police, Local Soccer Team

The exercise was meant to test the ability, technology, professionalism and quality of care the organization can provide in a worst-case disaster scenario.

Israeli Scientists Say Watching Movies Can Help Diagnose Autistic Spectrum Disorder

“This can aid not only in early detection of autism, but also in assessing changes in ASD severity over time and in response to treatments."

Tiberias Hospital Performs Gastric Bypass on 3 Siblings on Same Day

The Masoud family lives in Beit Jann, a Druze village on Mount Meron in northern Israel.

Biogen Prepares to Resubmit Request for FDA Approval of Alzheimer’s Drug

The drug is reported to reduce levels of the plaques, but only slows progression of the disease; it does not cure Alzheimer’s.

Rockland Declares Measles Outbreak Over Even as Disease Migrates to Pacific Islands

According to the Rockland Health Commissioner, "almost 1,200 residents were actively monitored to help contain the outbreak."
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The Ultimate Givers of Yitzhar

Over the past five years, ten Yitzhar residents donated their kidneys, and they did it to save perfect strangers.

New Tool Developed at Bar-Ilan May Aid Personalized Cancer Treatments

Understanding interactions between fusion proteins and other proteins can help improve personalized cancer treatment.

Hebrew U Study: Worms May Hold Key to Extending Fertility

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Genetic Department have discovered the switch that may do this – in worms.

United Hatzalah Graduates First NREMT Course in Efrat, in Ari Fuld’s Memory

United Hatzalah now has 18 new EMTs in the beautiful rolling hills of Judea.
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Gaza Cat Smuggled to Israel for Emergency Surgery after Car Accident

The clandestine rescue effort was initiated by animal lovers on both sides of the border fence.

Hindu Pharmacist Joins Orthodox Jewish Doctor in Challenging NJ’s ‘Aid in Dying’ Law

Gov. Murphy told reporters that he plans to “vigorously fight” the restraining order, which remains in effect until the next scheduled court date, on Oct. 23.

Cavaliers’ Former Israeli Coach David Blatt Announces He Has MS

"I’m a coach and my job is to lead, to teach and inspire many people. The fact that I’m not that mobile or active does not affect my mental ability to do these things."

Druze MDA Volunteers Collected Thousands of Food Items for Needy Families

Many Druze Israelis who recognized the importance of donations for the needy bought food that was handed to the volunteers.

Report: TAU Scientists Developed Melanoma Nano-Vaccine

"We believe that our platform may also be suitable for other types of cancer and that our work is a solid foundation for the development of other cancer nano-vaccines."

Education Minister Peretz Replacing Anti-Ariel U. Professor with Aryeh Eldad on Budget Committee

Commission officials said Shain's tenure was not renewed because of his opposition to the establishment of the school of medicine at Ariel University.

Hebrew U. MRI Technique Can ‘See’ Molecular Changes in the Brain

This new technique provides biological readouts of brain tissue—the ability to see what’s going on on a molecular level, and to direct a course of treatment accordingly.

Study: Holocaust Survivors More Likely to Succumb to Dementia

The study tested the competing hypotheses stating that past genocide exposure reduces (owing to resilience) versus increases (owing to vulnerabilities) the risk of dementia.

Israeli Scientists Say Fat Cells are Key in Dangerous Transformation of Melanoma

"Our findings can serve as a basis for the development of new drugs to halt the spread of melanoma — therapies that already exist, but were never used for this purpose."

MDA Inaugurates First Sea Ambulance

"On the Seabulance, several people can be treated at the same time, with medical equipment similar to that on an MICU."

Leeds, UK, Reduces Childhood Obesity Using Bar-Ilan Professor’s Program

The program has been tailored to families with children under the age of three.

Hebrew U. Researchers Produce Chemical Insulin that Cuts Frequency of Injections Substantially

The stability of the chemical hormone developed in Prof. Metanis' laboratory will not only affect the duration of its decomposition in the body, but also its transportation.
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After Losing her Father and Brother, She Discovered Light Could Be Extracted from the...

"People tell me: Stop dealing with bereavement all the time," Orit says, "But I feel that there is where strength lies."

Israeli Ministries Fighting Substance Abuse on International Day Against Drug Abuse

Data published by Israel’s Labor and Social Services Ministry show that 3,989 youth were treated for alcohol and substance abuse in 2018.

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