By Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
‘Photoshop Law’ Banning Retouched Photos Gets Scientific Backing
A recent study conducted in Israel and the US has reaffirmed what Israeli former MK Rachel Adatto has claimed for years: there's a link between "airbrushed" images of models and anorexia. The study is a major confirmation for the law passed by Adatto in 2012, banning the use of retouched images and seriously underweight models.
December 12, 2013
Breakthrough: Israeli Doctors Eliminate Tremors By Zapping Faulty Brain Tissue
Essential tremor, most commonly known as a symptom of Parkinson's disease, is a condition that causes people's hands to shake. Israeli researchers from Rambam Medical Center have been able to significantly reduce tremors in a 73 year-old man, using focused ultrasound.
December 01, 2013
Researchers Identify Mechanism That Causes Alcoholics To Relapse
One of the hardest things for recovering addicts is resisting temptation. An Israeli-led research has identified the part of the brain that causes alcoholics to crave alcohol again and even found a way to shut it down.
June 24, 2013
Researchers Use Bee Hormones As Pesticide
Despite their sting, bees are an important part of the food chain, due to their role as pollinators. For years, scientists have been trying to find pesticides that don't harm them. Israeli scientists now say the answer may be a hormone derived from the bees themselves.
May 20, 2013
West Nile Virus Spreading May Be The Result Of Global Warming
Though the cause for global warming is still open to debate, its effects are not. Now, alongside troubling phenomena such as desertification and glacier-melting, it seems that it may also be the cause for the spreading of the West Nile virus.
May 18, 2013
Israeli Dates Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease, Study Shows
For 5,000 years, dates have been considered part of a healthy diet. A recent study from Israel examined the nine varieties growing in the holy land and showed that the sweet fruit is good for your heart and liver.
May 08, 2013
Researchers Identify Cause For ‘Mirror-Image’ Organs
According to estimates, one in every 15,000 babies will be born with PCD, a condition that causes organs to develop on the wrong side of the body. A recent research from Israel has discovered a mutation that may be the cause for the condition.
April 04, 2013
Suffering From Lower Back Pain? Walk It Off!
Israeli researchers have made a discovery that may very well ease the lives of many people suffering from back pain. As a recent study reveals, walking three times a week is just as effective for pain-relief as in-clinic treatment.
March 06, 2013
Funding Rare Disease Research With Crowdsourcing
Approximately 250 million people worldwide suffer from orphan diseases – conditions that are too rare to receive funding for research. Now, a new initiative aims to use crowd-funding to raise money for new research.
February 28, 2013
Early Diagnosis Of Cancers Saves Lives At Tel Aviv Hospital
When 1,000 apparently healthy Israelis of a median age of 48 were screened at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center for 11 of the most common cancers, 2.4 percent (24) were diagnosed at an early stage with malignancies and treated successfully.
February 06, 2013
Israeli Researcher Invents Replaceable Spinal Discs
An Israeli researcher may have found a solution that will revolutionize treatment for people with back problems caused by damaged spinal discs. Dr. Sarit Sivan has invented an injectable material that can repair damaged discs.
November 29, 2012
HU Scientists Teach The Blind To ‘See’ Using Sound
Though a cure for blindness has not yet been found, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered that by using special sensory equipment, called SSDs, the blind could actually "see" their surroundings using a camera that converts a visual feed to an audio one.
November 12, 2012
Israeli Researchers Build First ‘Atlas’ Of Brain Microstructure
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have mapped the microstructure of the brain's white matter for the first time. The data collected could be implemented in the prediction of neurological and psychiatric diseases.
October 22, 2012
Hebrew University Researcher Invents Side-Effect-Free Family Of Drugs
Many known drugs have serious side effects, which cause inflammatory and allergic reactions in patients. A researcher from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has developed a synthetic family of drugs which are highly efficient, yet have no known side effects.
October 06, 2012
Israeli And The UK Launch Joint Regenerative Medicine Project
Five ongoing research projects focusing on regenerative medicine will receive funding from both the Israeli and the British government. The project is part of BIRAX, a scientific collaboration between the British and Israeli government, which began in 2008.
September 16, 2012