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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Israeli bioinformatics firm installs platform in St. Louis

Israeli bioinformatics firm installs platform in St. Louis

Washington University School of Medicine’s Institute for Informatics says MDClone will enable its researchers and clinicians to reuse and share data.

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High-tech capsule could be alternative to colonoscopy

High-tech capsule could be alternative to colonoscopy

Check-Cap of Israel recently received the CE Mark for its ingestible x-ray capsule for preparation-free colorectal cancer screening.

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Meet Zebra, The Israeli Startup Whose Smart Algorithms Are Changing Medical Diagnostics

Meet Zebra, The Israeli Startup Whose Smart Algorithms Are Changing Medical Diagnostics

In many parts of the world, getting an appointment for medical imaging could take months. That’s because while the number of radiologists has remained a constant, the number of patients keeps rising with life expectancy increasing.

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Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

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Concerned Israeli Dad Brings Us At-Home Check-Up Devices To Replace Tedious Doctor Trips

Concerned Israeli Dad Brings Us At-Home Check-Up Devices To Replace Tedious Doctor Trips

Dedi Gilad was a young father of two dealing with fevers, fussy eaters and his daughter’s chronic ear infections when he did what few exhausted parents of young children do – he launched a startup.

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New USB-like diagnostic kits provide faster results

New USB-like diagnostic kits provide faster results

The $5 diagnostic kit will enable quick, quantitative diagnosis currently conducted only in hospitals and labs.

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Israeli Startup Aims To Bring Health Tech To The World’s Most Remote Areas

Israeli Startup Aims To Bring Health Tech To The World’s Most Remote Areas

Over 3 billion people of the world’s population of 7.6 billion live in rural areas, 90 percent of them in Asia and Africa, according to United Nations estimates. The two continents have the most lower and middle-income countries (LMIC), which the World Bank defines as states with a GNI (Gross National Income) per capita of $1,005 or less and between $1,006 and $3,955, respectively.

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Rambam’s Hematology Institute Inaugurates Refurbished Ambulatory Unit

​Shorter waits and spacious treatment areas are provided in Rambam's refurbished Hematology Institute. This, a wide range of treatments, and dedicated staff helps explain their success in turning life-threatening illnesses into chronic diseases.

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