Zebra Medical Vision Secures FDA Nod For Device That Identifies Water In The Lungs

Zebra Medical Vision Secures FDA Nod For Device That Identifies Water In The Lungs

Zebra Medical Vision, the AI medical imaging insights company, announced Wednesday it has received its fourth FDA 510(k) clearance for the HealthCXR device intended for the identification and triaging of pleural effusion in chest X-rays.

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World’s first robot-assisted brain aneurysm surgery performed in Toronto

World’s first robot-assisted brain aneurysm surgery performed in Toronto

TORONTO – A team of Toronto doctors has completed the world’s first brain aneurysm surgery using robotics, leading to hope of better treatment for aneurysm and stroke patients, especially in areas where specialized surgical expertise isn’t available.

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Top Online Contact Lens Retailer Buys Israeli Mobile Vision Test Developer 6over6

Top Online Contact Lens Retailer Buys Israeli Mobile Vision Test Developer 6over6

American contact lens retailer 1-800 Contacts announced this week that it entered into a definitive written agreement to acquire Israeli startup 6over6 Vision, which developed a smartphone-based healthcare platform that offers mobile vision tests.

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Israeli Voice Tech Startups Healthymize, Beyond Verbal Merge, Raise $9M

Israeli Voice Tech Startups Healthymize, Beyond Verbal Merge, Raise $9M

Israeli startups Healthymize, a medical tech company that turns smart devices into patient monitoring devices for voice-affecting diseases, and Beyond Verbal, which developed voice-enabled AI to create vocal biomarkers for personalized health screening and emotion monitoring, have merged to form a company called Vocalis Health and announced the closure of a $9 million funding round this week. Venture capital fund aMoon, co-founded by Dr. Marius Nacht, led the round.

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Israeli Study Finds Molecule Triggers Self-Destruction Of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Israeli Study Finds Molecule Triggers Self-Destruction Of Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Israeli scientists say a new study has shown that a small molecule called PJ34 triggered the self-destruction of human pancreatic cancer cells in mice.

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Israeli Pharma Company Raziel Raises $22M For Development Of Fat-Melting Shot

Israeli Pharma Company Raziel Raises $22M For Development Of Fat-Melting Shot

Israeli pharmaceutical company Raziel Therapeutics announced this week a $22 million Series C preferred stock financing led by Israeli VC firm Pontifax, with the participation of existing investors Dr. Shmuel Cabilly and Docor International. New investors included Catalyst Fund, Quark Venture and Peregrine Ventures.

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Israeli Firm Theranica, Developer Of Migraine-Zapping Device, Hailed As 2020 ‘Game-Changer’

Israeli Firm Theranica, Developer Of Migraine-Zapping Device, Hailed As 2020 ‘Game-Changer’

Israeli biomedical tech company Theranica, which develops advanced wearable devices that address prevalent medical conditions and diseases, was named as one of 36 game-changing companies in 2020 by New York-based research firm CB Insights. It was the only Israeli company on the list.

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Israeli AI Medical Imaging Startup DiA Partners With IBM Watson Health

Israeli AI Medical Imaging Startup DiA Partners With IBM Watson Health

Israeli AI medical imaging startup DiA Imaging Analysis will partner with IBM Watson Health, a provider of innovative, AI, enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions used by medical professionals worldwide, the company announced this week.

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Israel Science Foundation Launches New Drive For Type 1 Diabetes Research And Care

Israel Science Foundation Launches New Drive For Type 1 Diabetes Research And Care

JRDF, a nonprofit global organization funding Type 1 diabetes research, has partnered with the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), the funding organization that provides governmental and public support for basic research in Israel, to launch a new initiative to invest in local research driving cures for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in Israel.

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CBD could help doctors use lower doses of chemotherapy

CBD could help doctors use lower doses of chemotherapy

VR system developed by former Israeli fighter pilots helps neurosurgeons rehearse difficult procedures and show the patient what will happen.

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CBD could help doctors use lower doses of chemotherapy

CBD could help doctors use lower doses of chemotherapy

New technique from Israel uses cannabidiol to open a channel for drugs to target cancer cells only, potentially enabling a gentler course of chemo.

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Siemens' newly acquired Corindus unit performs its first robotic brain aneurysm surgery

Siemens' newly acquired Corindus unit performs its first robotic brain aneurysm surgery

Corindus Vascular Robotics reported that it has completed its first machine-assisted brain surgery procedure in humans.

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Artificial neurons developed to fight disease

Artificial neurons developed to fight disease

Scientists have made artificial nerve cells, paving the way for new ways to repair the human body. The tiny "brain chips" behave like the real thing and could one day be used to treat diseases such as Alzheimer's.

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Using artificial intelligence to find new drugs faster

Using artificial intelligence to find new drugs faster

'Instead of having to check millions of molecules, we may check just 20, 100 or maybe up to 3,000 molecules,' says Jerusalem-based Pepticom.

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New device can sniff out deadly food allergens in 30 seconds

New device can sniff out deadly food allergens in 30 seconds

Sphere Fluidics, a company commercializing single cell analysis systems underpinned by its patented picodroplet technology, and Peak Analysis and Automation (PAA), a leading supplier of intelligent laboratory automation solutions, today announced the optimization of the Cyto-Mine® Single Cell Analysis System through integration with PAA’s automated plate handler, S-LAB™. The addition of S-LAB to the Cyto-Mine provides researchers with a further streamlined solution for single cell analysis in biopharmaceutical workflows.

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New device can sniff out deadly food allergens in 30 seconds

New device can sniff out deadly food allergens in 30 seconds

Food allergies are rising dramatically around the world. One startup thinks it may have the solution – a device that acts like a mini nose sniffing food for dangerous allergens.

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ISRAELI TEAM DISCOVERS CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA-CAUSING GENE

ISRAELI TEAM DISCOVERS CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIA-CAUSING GENE

“The mostly night-time atrial fibrillation was shown to be caused by a mutation in a gene (KCND2), encoding a crucial component of a potassium ion channel (Kv4.2) in the heart."

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ISRAELI TEAM DEVELOPS NOVEL THERAPY TO TARGET ADVANCED CANCEROUS TUMORS

ISRAELI TEAM DEVELOPS NOVEL THERAPY TO TARGET ADVANCED CANCEROUS TUMORS

"We are encouraged by the emerging safety profile and initial signals of anti-tumor activity of COM701," said Compugen president and CEO Dr. Anat Cohen-Dayan.

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Israeli artificial pancreas may one day cure diabetes

Israeli artificial pancreas may one day cure diabetes

Ahead of International Diabetes Day, November 14, Israeli startup Betalin Therapeutics announced that it is beginning the application process for clinical trials of its revolutionary artificial pancreas.

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Is the microbiome about to change medicine for good?

Is the microbiome about to change medicine for good?

Your body is composed of about 10 trillion human cells. It’s also home to about 100 trillion tiny microbes, mainly bacteria that wield astonishing power over your health.

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Gel that makes teeth repair themselves could spell the end of fillings

Gel that makes teeth repair themselves could spell the end of fillings

Tooth enamel can now be made to repair itself by applying a special gel. The product could save people from developing cavities that require dental fillings.

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Experimental dengue vaccine cuts infection rates in real-world trials

Experimental dengue vaccine cuts infection rates in real-world trials

An experimental vaccine for dengue fever is 80 per cent effective at preventing infections, according to preliminary results from a large clinical trial.

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Electronic Pill Popping to Detect GI Bleeds: Interview With EnteraSense

Electronic Pill Popping to Detect GI Bleeds: Interview With EnteraSense

Getting a clear view of your GI tract typically involves the uncomfortable process of having a long endoscope snaked down the esophagus. Thankfully, capsule endoscopy technology is replacing many procedures that have required an endoscope. These swallow-able devices are able to withstand the harsh, acidic environment of the gut, and can provide high-resolution images, as well as temperature, pH, and pressure data.

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Deep-learning tech reveals personal ID of cancer cells

Deep-learning tech reveals personal ID of cancer cells

Just as every handwritten signature is unique, so is every cancerous tumor. Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have now used artificial intelligence and big datato decode the unique signatures of certain cancer cells.

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Blood test combined with AI program could speed up diagnosis of brain tumors

Blood test combined with AI program could speed up diagnosis of brain tumors

Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference.

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14 Tools That Changed Medicine

14 Tools That Changed Medicine

In the earliest days of medicine, people needed a trip to the doctor like a hole in the head. Because that’s exactly what they got: Healers and witch doctors were downright wanton in their use of trepanning — the practice of sharpening a stone to cut away a section of skull in fully conscious patients. Trepanning was done to relieve headaches, remove fractured skull fragments, provide spirits with an easy entrance or escape, sometimes just to provide rondelles — the leftover bony disks valued as charms or talismans.

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10 Medical Advances That Will Shape the Future of Healthcare

10 Medical Advances That Will Shape the Future of Healthcare

Yogi Berra was right when he said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” Only he wasn’t right in the way he meant it, which was usually the case. The future really isn’t what it used to be — it’s much, much brighter.

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New invention to make hospital bedding germ-resistant

New invention to make hospital bedding germ-resistant

Hospital bedsheets and patient gowns are a major conduit for transferring dangerous bacteria estimated to infect 1.7 million hospitalized Americans and 3.5 million hospitalized Europeans every year. In the United States, hospital-acquired infections kill about 98,000 people yearly.

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Israeli Researcher Discovers a New Way to Block Bone Cancer in Children

Israeli Researcher Discovers a New Way to Block Bone Cancer in Children

Ewing’s sarcoma is a very rare type of cancerous tumor that got its name from Dr. James Ewing, the physician who first described it almost exactly a century ago. It affects children through young adults – mostly teens – and can appear anywhere in the body, but it usually originates in the long bones of the arms and legs, the pelvis or the chest.

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ISRAEL RESEARCHERS FIND BRAIN DAMAGE CAN OCCUR EVEN WITH MILD HEAD TRAUMA

ISRAEL RESEARCHERS FIND BRAIN DAMAGE CAN OCCUR EVEN WITH MILD HEAD TRAUMA

A new study led by Israeli researchers has found evidence that there could be damage to the brain’s protective barrier even without a reported concussion.

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Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer & Telesofia Medical Announce Cutting-Edge Telemedicine Software - A Game-Changer in Treating Cancer Patients in Their Own Homes

Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer & Telesofia Medical Announce Cutting-Edge Telemedicine Software - A Game-Changer in Treating Cancer Patients in Their Own Homes

Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, in collaboration with Telesofia Medical, has announced the launch of a new, personalized telemedicine program that will enable cancer patients to quickly reach their doctors and get personalized feedback via video within the comfort of their own homes.

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Startup’s 10-Minute Blood Test Device Shifts Focus From Lab To Doctor’s Clinic

Startup’s 10-Minute Blood Test Device Shifts Focus From Lab To Doctor’s Clinic

Sight Diagnostics’ new device gives results of a standard blood count test in just 10 minutes, without lab processing.

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Israeli startup uses AI to find best depression treatment

Israeli startup uses AI to find best depression treatment

Predictix by Taliaz aims to help psychiatrists match each patient with the most effective prescription.

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Israeli app becomes world’s largest cancer social network

Israeli app becomes world’s largest cancer social network

Belong life for cancer patients and caregivers uses artificial intelligence to cut through data clutter. Users only see the most relevant information.

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Breakthrough in understanding of immune system dysfunction

Breakthrough in understanding of immune system dysfunction

Israeli and international scientists pinpoint protein that regulates exhaustion in T cells in discovery that may help fight disease.

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Pluristem gets positive results from radiation treatment trials

Pluristem gets positive results from radiation treatment trials

TEL AVIV - Israel’s Pluristem Therapeutics Inc reported on Wednesday positive results from a series of studies in animals of its placenta-based stem cell therapy to treat acute radiation syndrome (ARS).

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Israeli startup develops blood pump to help treat heart failure

Israeli startup develops blood pump to help treat heart failure

Magenta Medical, an Israeli developer of a miniaturized blood pump to help treat heart failure, has raised funds from investors led by venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a US-based VC firm.

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Israeli researchers discover how to boost Natural cancer-kiling cells

Israeli researchers discover how to boost Natural cancer-kiling cells

The future of cancer treatments rests also on the shoulders of Natural Killer cells, according to a recent study conducted by Israeli Professor Angel Porgador, of the Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, and the National Institute of Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN).

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Israeli researchers develop MRI technique to detect molecular changes in brain

Israeli researchers develop MRI technique to detect molecular changes in brain

Math model developed by Hebrew University team could pave the way for physicians to see beginnings of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.

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Israel researchers develop algorithm that may help predict onset of tuberculosis

Israel researchers develop algorithm that may help predict onset of tuberculosis

Weizmann Institute team says early interactions between immune cells and bacteria determine the outcome of illnesses.

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A vaccine for skin cancer? Tel Aviv researchers say they have developed one

A vaccine for skin cancer? Tel Aviv researchers say they have developed one

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers say they have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer.

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Revolutionary patch keeps brain safe after cranial surgery

Revolutionary patch keeps brain safe after cranial surgery

Israel’s Nurami Medical is testing its nanofiber bandage that mimics the brain’s protective membrane and guards against infection and leakage.

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Israeli researchers develop algorithm to predict infectious diseases

Israeli researchers develop algorithm to predict infectious diseases

The researchers turned their attention to diagnosing the onset of tuberculosis, caused by bacteria that can hide dormant in the body for years.

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Israeli researchers develop AI tech to detect sleep apnea

Israeli researchers develop AI tech to detect sleep apnea

Innovative AI system manages to identify all important clinical cases of medium or severe obstructive sleep apnea.

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Israeli companies chosen for MedTech Innovator Showcase

Israeli companies chosen for MedTech Innovator Showcase

Medasense for pain management and Vectorious for heart-failure monitoring were among 50 companies selected from a field of 800 applicants.

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These Israeli companies are trying to solve tough medical issues

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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