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 »
Massive forest fires currently rage in numerous nations around the world. Firefighters in Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States are fighting an ongoing battle to quench the flames that threaten to burn up large areas of natural vegetation, ISRAEL21c reports. Moreover, experts warn that global warming andContinue Reading »
A glass of H2O to quench the thirst is something that many take for granted. Yet clean drinking water is one of the most desperately sought-after commodities in remote rural areas in developing nations. Israeli company NUFiltration is using discarded medical devices to remedy the situation. NUFiltration repurposes dialysis filters that have been discarded afterContinue Reading »
Stinking trash heaps are traditionally not the first place one would expect to find anything of use. Israeli firm, UBQ Materials, begs to differ. In fact, according to Christopher Sveen, chief sustainability officer at UBQ, rotting landfills are the “mines of the future.” The company operating from Israel’s Negev desert is currently perfecting waste-conversion technologyContinue Reading »
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