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Saving lives in the ICU through artificial intelligence

Posted on February 19th, 2018

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By Brian Blum for Israel21c


An Israeli venture capitalist’s personal tragedy brought him to a startup seeking to provide immediate health updates for fragile patients.

 

Two years ago, Gal Salomon’s mother developed sepsis during a stay in the hospital. “It was a big hospital with a lot of patients and no one saw or understood it was happening,” Salomon recalls bitterly. “We lost her after two days.”

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The 3 big breakthroughs coming to digital health in 2018

Posted on February 12th, 2018
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Israel is pioneering digital health developments for the world. Which ones will hit their stride in the coming months?


Medication personalization, personalized disease management and reducing chronic pain will be the three biggest breakthroughs in digital health this year, predicts Dr. Yossi Bahagon, a family physician, global digital health consultant and managing partner of OurCrowd Qure, Israel’s first exclusively focused digital health fund.


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India Has Finally Acknowledged That Israel Is a Friend Worth Having

Posted on February 5th, 2018
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Last week, Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to India, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and concluded nine trade deals between the two countries. The visit is just the latest manifestation of the growing alliance between Israel and India, a country that was long hostile to the Jewish state, and refused to have formal diplomatic ties until 1991. To Swapan Dasgupta, New Delhi’s reluctance to improve relations with Jerusalem came from its excessive fear of provoking Muslim rage:

For the longest possible time, Indian diplomacy has run scared of facing the truth over Israel because of the fear of a Muslim backlash at home and recriminations against migrant Indian workers in the Islamic nations of West Asia. Someone had to take the bull by the horn and end this nonsense. The Modi government took the step in 2014, culminating in the Netanyahu visit last week.

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13 of the biggest health breakthroughs in Israel in 2017

Posted on January 29th, 2018
By Nicky Blackburn for Israel21c


A compound that disables cancer cells, an artificial cornea, the world’s first bone implant: 2017 saw major medical advances. We bring you the best.
 

 


1. Compound kills energy generating system of cancer


An Israeli researcher devised a synthetic compound to disable the enzymes that allow cancer cells to metastasize.


When cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to other organs, they reprogram their energy-generating system in order to survive in harsh conditions with a shortage of nutrients like glucose.


Prof. Uri Nir of Bar-Ilan University identified an enzyme called FerT in the energy-generating mitochondria of metastatic cancer cells – an enzyme normally only found in sperm cells (which need to function outside the body they came from). When he targeted FerT in lab mice, the malignant cells soon died.


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7 Stereotypes All Israelis Hate

Posted on January 22nd, 2018
By Reuben Lewis for TheCultureTrip.com


Like all countries, Israel and its people are prone to various stereotypes, some of which are harmless, and some slightly more dangerous. Below, we debunk seven commonly held misconceptions that irk Israelis.

Israel is a war zone

Many people from abroad react with genuine surprise and bemusement when they hear that their friend is visiting Israel. “Why are you going there? Isn’t it just a dangerous war zone?” they ask. Well, they can be forgiven for thinking this, seeing as most people’s knowledge of Israel is limited to what they see on the news. The truth is that in Israel, as in any country, day-to-day life continues, whether tensions are high or not. Most of the time, the situation is quiet (in terms of violence, that is – Israel is never quiet in a literal sense), and Israelis live and love and party like any other nation. Many Israelis scoff at this stereotype, and hold the belief that their country is far more secure than the terrorism-plagued cities of Europe.

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