By Natassia Gerrard
New Device Destroys Breast Tumors With Extreme Cold
Minimally invasive device IceSense3 uses extremely cold temperatures to destroy fibroadenomas, common benign breast tumors. The Israeli invention now holds promise as a potential treatment for malignant breast tumors, after a successful clinical trial in Japan.
July 01, 2012
Childhood Maltreatment Linked To Unstable Romantic Relationships
Children who suffered from emotional maltreatment are more likely to have problematic romantic relationships as adults, a new study suggests. Researchers from Ben Gurion University in Israel says self-criticism negatively impacts their overall relationship satisfaction.
June 04, 2012
New Minimally Invasive System For Spinal Correction
ApiFix is an Israeli company that offers a new method for spinal correction among adolescents who suffer from curvature of the spine - known as Scoliosis. According to the company, their system is minimally invasive and allows the body to adjust to changes.
May 14, 2012
Biodegradable Balloons Isolate Tumors To Reduce Radiation Risks
A biodegradable balloon that isolates tumors from healthy tissues is able to minimize radiation exposure to healthy organs in prostate cancer sufferers. The technology, by Israeli startup BioProtect, is already marketed in Europe.
April 16, 2012
Combining Traditional And Chinese Medicine Boosts Fertility
Researchers found that using traditional fertility treatments alongside Chinese medicine can improve a woman's chances to conceive. 65.5 percent of the women who had both TCM and IUI treatments were later able to conceive, compared to 39.9 percent of women who had IUI treatment only.
February 23, 2012
Study: Hypersensitive Children May Develop OCD In Adulthood
A new study shows that some sensitivities in children are a precursor to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in adulthood. According to the study, children who are overly sensitive to touch or smell may adopt ritualistic behaviours as a mechanism to regain a sense of control, which is symptomatic of adults who suffer from the disorder.
January 28, 2012
New Vaccine Tested Against Autoimmune Diseases
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel are developing a vaccine that can potentially help treat autoimmune diseases, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chrohn’s disease. The vaccine has not yet been tested on humans.
January 24, 2012
New ‘Seek And Destroy’ Method To Fight Cancer
Researchers at Tel Aviv University are strengthening the odds in favor of permanent tumor destruction — and an immunity to the cancer’s return — with a new method of tumor removal. Based on “tumor ablation,” the researchers developed a radioactive wire to insert in tumors, less than an inch long and about the width of a pin.
December 27, 2011