Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), or chronic kidney failure, affects an estimated 200 million people worldwide. Illnesses such as diabetes or high blood pressure can lead to the gradual loss of kidney function, which requires dialysis or kidney replacement when patients advance to End-stage Renal Disease (ESRD). According to the American Kidney Fund, an estimated 31Continue Reading »
While the coral reefs are dying out in most parts of the world due to the devastating effects of climate change, they appear to have adapted to the scorching temperatures of the Gulf of Eilat in southern Israel [and are] thriving—to the astonishment of the scientists. A study published by the Journal of Experimental BiologyContinue Reading »
Imagine you’re at the office for a business meeting. A VIP walks in, sees you and starts walking toward you. You recognize the person, but you can’t put a name to the face. Your mind goes blank. Israeli company OrCam created a product called MyMe to solve this problem. Using a small, wearable camera thatContinue Reading »
Glioblastoma is a serious and incurable brain cancer. Patients receiving this 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 Nucleic Acids Research, Professor Rotem Karni and his team at Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical ResearchContinue Reading »
The Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure of the Ministry of Defense has completed the development stage of the Sahar system: a robotic engineering explorer, and has begun the testing phase. The system was developed to carry out operational missions in various arenas, with an emphasis on dealing with explosives, and isContinue Reading »
The red palm weevil is an invasive pest that decimates palm crops across the world, but an Israeli bio-company has developed a new pesticide that can stop it in its tracks. The red palm weevil (Rhynchophorus ferrugineus), also known as the Asian or sago palm weevil, is a reddish brown insect that measures about 3–5Continue Reading »
Much like humans, plants require air, water and nutrients to grow and thrive. This poses a serious problem for countries in the grip of a crippling drought. Moreover, with the rainfall amount and duration dwindling annually, more nations are facing the challenge of growing crops with less water. Biotech start-up PlantArcBio might just have theContinue Reading »
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but for people who have lost an arm or have limited mobility in their hands, access to smart phones and computers can be difficult, if not impossible. 6Degrees, founded by engineers Miri Berger and Aryeh Katz, has invented a hands-free computer mouse called the Crescent to addressContinue Reading »
In cases of natural disasters or mass-casualty incidents, first responders must decide who among the casualties is in mortal danger, needing immediate medical care, and who needs less urgent treatment. A clear diagnosis is crucial. Israeli medtech startup CardioScale has developed a portable sensor that can be used to check vital cardiovascular data in secondsContinue Reading »
Israel’s Gertner Institute at the Sheba Medical Center recently launched “Sehatuna,” an online platform in Arabic dedicated to providing medical support and guidance on diabetes. The first-of-its-kind virtual community which functions in Arabic will facilitate consultations with Israeli medical professionals, connect diabetes patients from all over the world and feature a variety of articles onContinue Reading »
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