These Israeli companies are trying to solve tough medical issues

The Israel Innovation Authority and the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry on Wednesday announced grants of over NIS 25 million as part of an R&D program to support new and innovative medical technologies.

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Better wound sealing with a hot-glue gun

Better wound sealing with a hot-glue gun

Israeli scientists say their biocompatible nontoxic medical glue, delivered with a glue gun, is better than staples and stitches inside the body.

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10 Israeli health firms invited to improve US healthcare

10 Israeli health firms invited to improve US healthcare

Third annual GlobalSTL Health Innovation Summit in St. Louis chooses 16 innovative companies, mostly Israeli, to present to healthcare execs and VCs.

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TAU-Led Team Develops Novel Method For Early Detection Of Parkinson’s

TAU-Led Team Develops Novel Method For Early Detection Of Parkinson’s

Scientists at Tel Aviv University, working together with colleagues at Cambridge University in the UK and the Max Planck Institute in Gottingen and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany, say they have identified a novel method for detecting the early aggregation of a protein that signals the onset of Parkinson’s disease in mouse models.

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New handheld sensor identifies allergens in food

New handheld sensor identifies allergens in food

In the US, food allergies trigger anaphylactic shock in someone every six minutes. Israel's SensoGenic may have a way to cut those stats drastically.

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Men who eat yogurt twice a week are less likely to develop bowel cancer

Men who eat yogurt twice a week are less likely to develop bowel cancer

New research has revealed that men who eat two or more servings of yogurt per week may reduce their risk of developing pre-cancerous growths that can lead to bowel cancer. If the results can be replicated, yogurt may be a “widely acceptable modifiable factor” for bowel cancer, say the researchers.

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Novel lung map reveals new cells responsible for asthma

Novel lung map reveals new cells responsible for asthma

For the first time, researchers have mapped the different types of cells in the lungs and identified key differences between healthy airways and airways affected by asthma in a study published in Nature Medicine. The findings could help advance the discovery of new drug targets for the condition.

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Openness to new tech makes Israeli biotech a leader, says Philips exec

Openness to new tech makes Israeli biotech a leader, says Philips exec

Israel’s embrace of new technologies like AI in the medical field helps make the magic happen, says Philips Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer Jeroen Tas.

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Treatment to restore natural heartbeat could be on the horizon for heart failure

Treatment to restore natural heartbeat could be on the horizon for heart failure

A new therapy to re-engage the heart's natural electrical pathways—instead of bypassing them—could mean more treatment options for heart failure patients who also suffer from electrical disturbances, such as arrhythmias, according to research led by the University of Chicago Medicine.

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Top 10 companies in medical 3D printing | 3D bioprinting

Top 10 companies in medical 3D printing | 3D bioprinting

Top 10 companies in medical 3D printing Unquestionably, one of the most exciting areas of the 3D printing space is that of bioprinting. Using layer-by-layer fabrication procedures, several companies are in the process of pushing forward a new shift within the medical transplantation, implant, and surgical spaces by exploiting 3D bioprinting.

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Telerad Tech launches AI-powered product to detect early-stage breast cancer

Telerad Tech launches AI-powered product to detect early-stage breast cancer

Telerad Tech launches AI-powered product to detect early-stage breast cancer. Telerad Tech has launched the AI-powered product Mammo Assist to help the radiologists make an early-stage detection of breast cancer disease.

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Study paves way for innovative treatment of epilepsy

Study paves way for innovative treatment of epilepsy

A drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat patients with epilepsy, researchers in Prof. Inna Slutsky's lab at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University have discovered.

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Samsung LABGEO IB10 – Lab in the pocket

Samsung LABGEO IB10 – Lab in the pocket

A product review It’s a long way and even bored to think about diagnostics. Standing in queues, providing blood samples, waiting for hours outside the laboratory and finally identifying the exact cause of illness, is an annoying task. This can be put up with for common health problems. But for emergencies, such as sudden heart stroke where time and accuracy of diagnostics plays a key role, this process will no more sustain. So, Samsung in association with its global collaboration partner, Thermo Fisher Scientific, introduced a digital health diagnostics tool known as Samsung LABGEO IB 10. It has many unique features which made it be named as the portable diagnostics. What do you think about?

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Paper diagnostics | A cheap sensor technology for screening of diseases

Paper diagnostics | A cheap sensor technology for screening of diseases

During the last years, there have been a lot of advancements in the area of diagnostics. At first, this process is very long and even boring. After the entrance of digitalization into the field of medicine, there is a reduction of time, and even many traits can be unmasked from it. But the problem is that there are certain areas (rural) which are not digitalized to adopt these diagnostics. There is also an issue of cost perspective. To fulfil these rural circumstances, paper diagnostics comes into the picture.

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Israeli Scientists 3D-Print A Tiny, Live Heart Made With Human Tissue

Israeli Scientists 3D-Print A Tiny, Live Heart Made With Human Tissue

The future is here. In a world first, Israeli scientists have created a live heart in a revolutionary new 3D printing process that combines human tissue taken from a patient. In November, Tel Aviv University researchers said they invented the first fully personalized tissue implant engineered from a patient’s own biomaterials and cells, paving the way for new technology that would make it possible to develop any kind of tissue implant from one small fatty tissue biopsy.

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Israeli researchers show medical scans vulnerable to fake tumors

Israeli researchers show medical scans vulnerable to fake tumors

If hackers tamper with CTs or MRIs they could aid in insurance fraud, ransomware, cyberterrorism or even murder, Ben-Gurion University team says

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ISRAELI CARDIAC DEVICE AIMS TO HELP HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

ISRAELI CARDIAC DEVICE AIMS TO HELP HEART FAILURE PATIENTS

Fluid overload caused by congestive heart failure and chronic kidney disease is a major clinical problem, placing a heavy burden on healthcare budgets and representing the leading cause for frequent re-hospitalization of the elderly.

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Israeli Scientists Engineer Tissue Implants Using Patients’ Own Cells

Israeli Scientists Engineer Tissue Implants Using Patients’ Own Cells

Tel Aviv University researchers say they have invented the first fully personalized tissue implant engineered from a patient’s own biomaterials and cells, paving the way for new technology that would make it possible to develop any kind of tissue implant from one small fatty tissue biopsy.

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An Israeli Pain Technology Could Ebb Opioid Addiction Post-Surgery

An Israeli Pain Technology Could Ebb Opioid Addiction Post-Surgery

A Medasense monitor and probe. Courtesy Tens of millions of inpatient surgical procedures are performed in the US every year, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading national public health institute of the United States. Millions of these patients become addicted to opioid medications prescribed to them following surgery.

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AI Tech Uses Facial Analysis To Detect Rare Genetic Disorders

AI Tech Uses Facial Analysis To Detect Rare Genetic Disorders

A new technological breakthrough is using AI and facial analysis to make it easier to diagnose genetic disorders. DeepGestalt is a deep learning technology created by a team of Israeli and American researchers and computer scientists for the FDNA company based in Boston. The company specializes in building AI-based, next-generation phenotyping (NGP) technologies to “capture, structure and analyze complex human physiological data to produce actionable genomic insights.”

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A new, tiny grabbing device that plucks blood-clots from veins is set to ease the pain of 620,000 patients after being pioneered by NHS specialists

A new, tiny grabbing device that plucks blood-clots from veins is set to ease the pain of 620,000 patients after being pioneered by NHS specialists

• Treatment involves inserting a stent, a tiny, ball-shaped wire cage into a vein • A 55-year-old woman from London has become first patient in world to benefit • It could ease pain of thousands who suffer from deep vein thrombosis - a painful blood clot that occur in the veins of lower limbs

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Israel’s Sheba Hospital To Use Pods To Grow Cancer-Killing Cells

Israel’s Sheba Hospital To Use Pods To Grow Cancer-Killing Cells

The Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer will use the Lonza Group's Cocoon (TM) manufacturing platform to develop greater amounts of CAR-T based therapies (Courtesy)

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Top 10 healthcare innovations for 2019

Top 10 healthcare innovations for 2019

We take a look at some of the top 10 healthcare innovations which are transforming the sector

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Top 8 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

Top 8 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

What can you look forward to in healthcare in 2019? The debate expects to get hotter between AI vs. Physicians, Consumer vs. Clinical, Human empathy vs. Machine Intelligence as many new players enter the ecosystem

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New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

New pill can deliver insulin through the stomach

An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give themselves every day.

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New hope for pediatric burn scars using Israeli lasers

New hope for pediatric burn scars using Israeli lasers

Youngest burn victims benefit from Israel’s pioneering expertise in CO2 lasers at Sheba Medical Center’s new I-PEARLS Center of Excellence.

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MedTech Startup Aidoc’s AI-Powered Algorithms Disrupt Radiology

MedTech Startup Aidoc’s AI-Powered Algorithms Disrupt Radiology

It took just two years for Aidoc, a company providing artificial intelligence solutions for radiologists, to disrupt the medical imaging field with its unique deep learning algorithms that pick up acute abnormalities in the body.

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Medical AI Startup Healthymize Taps Into Voice Analysis Tech To Monitor Health

Medical AI Startup Healthymize Taps Into Voice Analysis Tech To Monitor Health

Trends in digital health in recent years point to a rise in products and services offering remote patient monitoring and diagnoses. Commonly referred to as “telehealth” or “telemedicine,” a market expected to reach $64 billion by 2022, it is a growing field that allows for more convenient, often quicker access to physicians and specialists via smartphone, computer, or medical device, and is especially significant for those in remote or rural areas.

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Machine learning IDs blood-cancer cells earlier than ever

Machine learning IDs blood-cancer cells earlier than ever

Discovery might help multiple myeloma patients receive earlier and more precise treatment and prevent relapse.

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Israeli Scientists Engineer Tissue Implants Using Patients’ Own Cells

Israeli Scientists Engineer Tissue Implants Using Patients’ Own Cells

Tel Aviv University researchers say they have invented the first fully personalized tissue implant engineered from a patient’s own biomaterials and cells, paving the way for new technology that would make it possible to develop any kind of tissue implant from one small fatty tissue biopsy.

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How Microsoft is transforming Canada's healthcare

How Microsoft is transforming Canada's healthcare

It is no exaggeration to say that Microsoft has changed the world, as it has transformed nearly every part of people's working and home lives - after all, around a fifth of the world's population use Microsoft products on a daily basis

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How are we developing vaccines for the future?

How are we developing vaccines for the future?

Bill Gates recently announced that he has teamed up with Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, to provide funding for the development of a universal flu vaccine.

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Healthcare predictions: 2019

Healthcare predictions: 2019

As 2018 witnessed unexpected mergers and partnerships, robust digital health innovations and continued policy shifts in the healthcare sector, at Elsevier, we think 2019 will bring about significant changes in health IT infrastructure with patient data at the center of it all.

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Groundbreaking Israeli Medical Device Treats Burns Without Ever Touching The Patient

Groundbreaking Israeli Medical Device Treats Burns Without Ever Touching The Patient

Imagine being able to treat burn injuries without causing added pain to the burn victim when dressing a wound. An Israeli nanotechnology company focused on the development and manufacturing of portable electrospinning technology for medical applications, has created a device that does just that and more.

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A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists may have found one

A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists may have found one

A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer. “We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets

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6 Israeli Companies At The Forefront Of Diabetes Care, Prevention, And Treatment

6 Israeli Companies At The Forefront Of Diabetes Care, Prevention, And Treatment

Diabetes and its prevalence in modern society have been sources of major international public health concerns for some time, as health officials worldwide have seen the number of those affected with the chronic disease rise at an alarmingly rapid rate. According to the World Health Organization, in 2014, some 422 million adults were suffering from diabetes, compared to 108 million in 1980, with an estimated 1.6 million deaths resulting directly from the disease in 2016 alone.

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5 Israeli Startups Leveraging VR/AR To Transform Health And Medical Care

5 Israeli Startups Leveraging VR/AR To Transform Health And Medical Care

Imagine holding a hologram of a real heart in your hands or looking at a hologram of the spinal vertebrates during surgery. Those are just some of the possibilities being made available by Israeli companies developing sophisticated technologies that they hope will be widely adopted.

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New combination blood test for pancreatic cancer may catch disease earlier

New combination blood test for pancreatic cancer may catch disease earlier

A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people at high risk before it reaches more advanced and difficult-to treat stages.

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Ultrasound breakthrough allows doctors to examine patients remotely

Ultrasound breakthrough allows doctors to examine patients remotely

Israeli startup iNNOGING enables physicians to manipulate captured ultrasound video and perform a dynamic exam virtually without the patient present.

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MedTech Startup Aidoc’s AI-Powered Algorithms Disrupt Radiology

MedTech Startup Aidoc’s AI-Powered Algorithms Disrupt Radiology

It took just two years for Aidoc, a company providing artificial intelligence solutions for radiologists, to disrupt the medical imaging field with its unique deep learning algorithms that pick up acute abnormalities in the body.

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Can positive emotions shrink cancer tumors?

Can positive emotions shrink cancer tumors?

Researchers at the Technion successfully shrank malignant tumors in mice by manipulating the brain’s reward system.

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From NASA To Jerusalem: Israeli Scientist Develops Handheld Monitor To Detect Early Breast Cancer

From NASA To Jerusalem: Israeli Scientist Develops Handheld Monitor To Detect Early Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and represents about 12 percent of all new cancer cases worldwide. In a report this year by the World Cancer Research Fund, there have been two million cases of breast cancer worldwide so far in 2018.

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Novel bacterial gel formulated to treat fungal infections

Novel bacterial gel formulated to treat fungal infections

Researchers from the Technion’s Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering invent a promising alternative to today’s antifungal medications

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A better system for monitoring unstable blood pressure

A better system for monitoring unstable blood pressure

VitalMiner is hailed as a potential lifesaver by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where it is being piloted in intensive-care unit.

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5 Israeli Companies Putting Surgery-Assisting Robots In The OR

5 Israeli Companies Putting Surgery-Assisting Robots In The OR

Israel’s biotech and engineering sectors are aglow this month, in the wake of two big medical robotics buyouts of groundbreaking, homegrown technological solutions.

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Medtronic To Acquire Israeli Medical Tech Firm Mazor Robotics In $1.6B Deal

Medtronic To Acquire Israeli Medical Tech Firm Mazor Robotics In $1.6B Deal

Dublin-headquartered medical technology firm Medtronic reached an agreement with Israeli medical device company Mazor Robotics, a pioneer in surgical robotics and spinal surgery, to acquire shares it doesn’t already own in the company in a deal that values it at $1.64 billion.

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His own brain tumor spurs entrepreneur to develop life-saving surgical device

His own brain tumor spurs entrepreneur to develop life-saving surgical device

Devastated by diagnosis at 26, Israeli Avi Yaron went on to develop a 3D tool that helps doctors better visualize tumor sites; now his quest is to find wellbeing through technology

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Monitor your metabolism on the phone with a single breath

Monitor your metabolism on the phone with a single breath

Lumen breath-analysis device and app hacks your metabolism to give you actionable insights on food choices for fitness or weight loss.

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The revolution that’s about to transform blood testing

The revolution that’s about to transform blood testing

Forget labs and microscopes: 3 Israeli startups aim to disrupt the field of blood testing using advanced technologies that give on-the-spot results.

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A touching story: She gave a life and received a life in the same hospital

A touching story: She gave a life and received a life in the same hospital

Three years after fighting for her life due to severe kidney disease and losing her first baby, 25-year-old Lina Souad continues to smile. She has returned to Rambam Health Care Campus and become a mother.

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Israel’s GlucoMe joins Merck in venture to battle diabetes in Vietnam

Israel’s GlucoMe joins Merck in venture to battle diabetes in Vietnam

Startup’s wireless blood glucose monitoring kit to be tried out in five hospitals in Southeast Asian nation, where the disorder is running rampant

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Giving Older Patients a Second Chance – 75 Percent More Return Home

Giving Older Patients a Second Chance – 75 Percent More Return Home

Rambam is the leading medical center of reference for an empathetic geriatric program that has reduced both mortality and delirium by 75 percent in the hospitalized older population.

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Fluidically linked blood-brain barrier and Organ Chips offer new method for studying effects of drugs on the brain

Fluidically linked blood-brain barrier and Organ Chips offer new method for studying effects of drugs on the brain

One Brain Chip (top) containing neurons and astrocytes is connected via microfluidic channels to two blood-brain barrier (BBB) chips containing endothelial cells and their supporting astrocytes and pericytes. The researchers were able to trace the flow of molecules from the vasculature across the BBB and into the brain, and found that substances produced by the endothelial cells help maintain neuronal function.

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Innovative knee surgery implant invented in Israel used for the first time

Innovative knee surgery implant invented in Israel used for the first time

The company ran through a few different prototypes before inventing the successful implant

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Israeli Patient Is World’s First To Receive Lab-Grown Bone Implant From Own Fat Cells

Israeli Patient Is World’s First To Receive Lab-Grown Bone Implant From Own Fat Cells

The human body cannot regenerate entire bones, but doctors in northern Israel are using innovative tissue-engineering technology to grow new bones, in a lab.

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Israeli-Invented NASA Material Used In Surgery At Rambam Medical Center

Israeli-Invented NASA Material Used In Surgery At Rambam Medical Center

Israeli surgeons at Rambam Medical Center in Haifa recently used material co-developed by an Israeli scientist for the American space agency NASA in two successful orthopedic operations, the hospital revealed on Sunday.

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Israeli-Developed Bandage That Stops Bleeding Within Seconds Now Sold Globally

Israeli-Developed Bandage That Stops Bleeding Within Seconds Now Sold Globally

In September 2016, two Israeli police officers were stabbed in a terror attack in Jerusalem, one of several dozen such attacks that year. One of the officers was seriously injured and bleeding profusely from a stab wound to the neck, which hit a major artery. A paramedic who rushed to the scene managed to save the officer’s life by applying a then newly available, Israeli-developed bandage that stopped the bleeding in under a minute.

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Israel’s ReWalk turns focus to stroke victims with cheaper walking device

Israel’s ReWalk turns focus to stroke victims with cheaper walking device

Nasdaq-listed firm starts a clinical study of new ReStore soft suit, successor to its exoskeleton for paraplegics

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Israel leading charge toward the next health frontier: Personalized medicine

Israel leading charge toward the next health frontier: Personalized medicine

With its variety of homogeneous populations and tech background, the Startup Nation can be a key player in the medicine of the future, says Prof. Shulamit Michaeli

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HAIFA DOCS FIND NEW FACTOR IN DIABETIC VISION LOSS, DEVELOP SPECIAL GLASSES

HAIFA DOCS FIND NEW FACTOR IN DIABETIC VISION LOSS, DEVELOP SPECIAL GLASSES

Common diabetic symptoms include blurred vision, early onset of cataracts and retinal damage that can lead to blindness.

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