By Nathan Jeffay
Israeli ‘Antibacterial Weapon’ Arms Good Germs To Kill Bad Germs
Helpful bacteria fire ‘poisoned arrows’ at infection-causing microbes in Tel Aviv University lab; they ‘permeate a neighboring cell by brute force and release toxins into it’.
September 19, 2021
Study: COVID Recovery Gave Israelis Longer-Lasting Delta Defense Than Vaccines
The variant was 27 times more likely to break through Pfizer protection from January-February and cause symptoms than it was to penetrate natural immunity from the same period.
September 06, 2021
88 Patients, 0 Intubated: Israeli ‘Precision’ COVID Drug Wraps Up Early Trial
Placebo study still to come, but inventor says medication ‘could be a game changer’ as most trial participants released from hospital in 5 days.
August 08, 2021
Israeli COVID-19 Vaccine In Pill Form To Start Clinical Trial In Tel Aviv
As the world talks of possible boosters, and with poorer countries struggling to get shots, the developer says pill could be a ‘game-changer.'
July 25, 2021
Israeli Study Offers Hope Of ‘Rewiring’ Nerves To Restore Lost Sense Of Touch
Poised to help many who have lost touch sensation to injury or amputation, tech feeds sensor’s signals to healthy nerves.
July 18, 2021
Israeli Lab ‘Switches Off’ Brain Connectors, Boosting Efforts To Treat Disorders
Scientists say they have successfully shut down pathways in animal brains, which will give neurobiologists opportunities to find treatments for human brain conditions.
May 23, 2021
Israeli Scientists Say They’ve Paved Way To Turn Off Brain’s ‘Hunger Switch’
Peer-reviewed research at Weizmann Institute is the most detailed insight into the MC4 hunger-controlling receptor.
April 18, 2021
Vaccine Reduces Spread Risk Even Before 2nd Shot, Israeli Study Shows
When people test COVID positive, viral loads are 4 times lower if they’re vaccinated, according to first-of-its-kind Israeli research.
February 14, 2021
How Israel Rolled Up Its Sleeves And Became Vaccination Nation
Leading in COVID-19 inoculation, the country’s small size, high efficiency, and a healthy dose of chutzpah has it on its way to herd immunity.
January 03, 2021
Stem Cell Treatment ‘Freezes’ MS, Lets Some Walk Again, Jerusalem Study Finds
Small study saw improvement in 73% of multiple sclerosis patients who got spinal injection containing treatment made from their own cells.
December 13, 2020
Small Trial For COVID-19 Antibody Drug Gets Flying Start In Jerusalem
Hadassah hospital gave 3 people a new drug made from antibodies from people who had had coronavirus; they are all now home after an ‘astonishing’ recovery.
August 16, 2020
New Israeli-Made Mask Claims To Offer Best Protection Yet Against Coronavirus
A former IDF gas mask innovator says his invention stops 99.25% of airborne particles — better than N95 — while insisting this outweighs its clunky look.
August 04, 2020
Blowing Bubbles, Israeli Physicists Accidentally Make Breakthrough On Light
Technion researchers demonstrate branched flow, a ‘beautiful’ process that scientists have written about for years, but never seen.
July 12, 2020
Israeli Doctors To Blast Bacteria Into Orbit, Readying For Space-Based Medicine
Scientists will send experiments into space, including a capsule of E. coli, with the hope of overcoming antibiotic-resistant germs and to prepare for space travelers getting sick.
June 21, 2020