Israeli Biotech Startup Ukko Raises $40M To End Food Allergies
Founded in 2016, Ukko uses proprietary AI to precisely engineer food proteins to eliminate their allergenicity; the round was led by Bayer.
January 31, 2021
Israel’s Iconic Snack Bamba Prevents Peanut Allergies In Kids
While peanut allergy is rare in Israel, it's soaring elsewhere in the world. Are Israelis on to something? Researchers discover the benefits of Israel's beloved peanut snack Bamba
March 01, 2015
Researchers Find Cause Of Some Allergies May Be Skin Deep
For many people, transitional seasons mean one thing: allergies. Until recently, skin allergies were considered to be caused by a malfunction in the immune system, but Israeli researchers have learned that the cause may be in the body's "gatekeeper" – the skin.
October 23, 2013
Scratch That! Researchers Find Way To Block Itching Signals Before They Reach The Brain
Ever had an itch you can't scratch? It may not be the most serious of physical ailments, but it certainly is among the most annoying ones! Scientists have now shown that itchiness can be stopped by "silencing" the neurons that create the sensation.
July 22, 2013
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