By Or Shmueli
New Brain Stimulation Device Helps Smokers Quit
Israeli researchers found that stimulating the brain using magnetic currents can lead to a significant reduction in the urge to smoke. After undergoing treatment with a device that stimulates the nervous system in the brain, 40 percent of participants in the study stopped smoking.
June 24, 2012
Defense System Converted To Medical Device That Saves Lives
A system that was developed in Israel to monitor faults in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles has been transformed by researchers into a medical device that can alert anesthesiologist if their patients are in distress. The system, based on a unique algorithm, was registered as patent.
May 31, 2012
Employee With Supportive Boss Likely To Recover From Illness Faster
Employees with supportive bosses are less likely to take days off than those with difficult employers, a new study from Haifa University in Israel shows. When supervisor offers emotional and instrumental support, employees are more likely to recover without needing to take that extra afternoon or day off.
April 10, 2012
Researchers Find Brain’s On/Off Switch For Stress Regulation
Israeli scientists made a step towards understanding the way stress impacts our health and how to regulate it. A new research reveals an on/off mechanism that can regulate the release of cortisol in the brain. The findings might be useful to understand pathological states of chronic stress – that lead to anxiety disorders and depression.
March 16, 2012
Pregnant? Stress Could Be Good For Your Child
Researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology discovered that stress during pregnancy could be good for your child. They found that rats born to mothers who were stressed during their pregnancy showed stronger abilities to cope with stressful situations in maturity.
February 13, 2012
Nanocapsules To Protect Food Supplements Through Digestion
Israeli scientists created Nanocapsules loaded with health-promoting nutrients that protect the sensitive nutrients from degradation in liquids. These nanocapsules can potentially be used by the pharmaceutical industry to protect medicines in the stomach and their release in the intestines.
February 07, 2012
New Research Can Tell Your Susceptibility To Diabetes
Research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has provided the first proof of molecular risk factors leading to type 2 diabetes, providing an “early warning” sign that could lead to new approaches to treating this and other human disease conditions.
January 18, 2012
Artifcial Blood Vessels Created To Cure Diseases
For the first time in the world researchers at the Technion Institute of Technology and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa in Israel created new blood vessels using embryonic stem cells. The researchers are hoping to achieve effective treatment of heart disease in the future.
January 16, 2012