First-Ever Implant Treats Heart Failure at Rambam

First-Ever Implant Treats Heart Failure at Rambam

Millions of people suffer from diastolic heart failure, for which there is no effective long-term treatment. Rambam HCC is the first hospital in the world to treat a patient with a new Israeli-developed device for this condition.

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Artificial intelligence is coming to medicine — don’t be afraid

Artificial intelligence is coming to medicine — don’t be afraid

Automation could replace one-third of U.S. jobs within 15 years. Oxford and Yale experts recently predicted that artificial intelligence could outperform humans in a variety of tasks by 2045, ranging from writing novels to performing surgery and driving vehicles. A little human rage would be a natural response to such unsettling news.

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Weizmann Institute of Science ranked 6th in Nature Innovation Index, 2017, and 1st outside the US

Weizmann Institute of Science ranked 6th in Nature Innovation Index, 2017, and 1st outside the US

The Nature Index of Innovation 2017 points industry to institutions providing ideas behind inventions

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5 Important Healthcare Predictions For 2018

5 Important Healthcare Predictions For 2018

As an industry, healthcare is exploding and is an increasingly interesting space for investors. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and investing in the space, there are some broader macro trends to be aware of. Based on some extensive research by Thessalus Capital, who are experts in the healthcare field and come with a strong track record, here are five predictions about how the industry will evolve in the future and what that means for potential investors.

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ReWalk: another Israeli life changing technology

ReWalk: another Israeli life changing technology

This life changing Israeli technology is helping wheelchair bound individuals walk again. The ReWalk is an FDA approved exoskeleton that allows individuals with spinal-cord injuries to stand, walk, and move freely.

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New handheld spectral analyzer uses power of smartphone to detect disease

New handheld spectral analyzer uses power of smartphone to detect disease

Researchers have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

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Israelis find a gene mutation that causes male infertility

Israelis find a gene mutation that causes male infertility

Research was done on five men from a single Bedouin tribe suffering from azoospermia, a lack of sperm production.

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Israeli researchers identify cause of rare disorder

Israeli researchers identify cause of rare disorder

Team of Israeli, US, researchers successfully identifies a single gene which causes a rare and severe neurological disorder.

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Israeli scientist develops early diagnostic test for Parkinson’s

Israeli scientist develops early diagnostic test for Parkinson’s

Suaad Abd-Elhadi’s new assay could pave the way for early diagnosis and improved treatment of the debilitating neurodegenerative disorder.

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Rambam: The Herta and Paul Amir Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit

Rambam: The Herta and Paul Amir Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit

The Herta and Paul Amir Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in the Department of Neurosurgery at Rambam Health Care Campus opened last week—the most advanced unit of its kind in Northern Israel.

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Israeli Company Creates Breakthrough Parkinson’s Treatment

Israeli Company Creates Breakthrough Parkinson’s Treatment

In a medical breakthrough, an Israeli company has developed a successful treatment for Parkinson’s disease. In a rare procedure, brain surgery was performed to treat Parkinson’s and its subsequent shaking via ultrasound waves.

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Israel's health system ranks as one of the best globally

Israel's health system ranks as one of the best globally

Israel's health system ranks as one of the best globally. Comparative study shows Israelis enjoy top health care, but need to work on environmental protection

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Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma buys Neuroderm for $1.1 billion

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma buys Neuroderm for $1.1 billion

Japanese pharmaceutical giant to acquire Israel’s Neuroderm in record breaking deal

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UK-Israel science program has invested £7m in 5 years

UK-Israel science program has invested £7m in 5 years

The BIRAX program brings together world-leading scientists to advance breakthroughs in regenerative medicine

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Rambam Strengthens Its Connection with Stanford University

Rambam Strengthens Its Connection with Stanford University

Professor Lloyd B. Minor M.D., dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, one of the best medical schools in the world, recently visited Rambam HCC to learn more about what goes on in the largest hospital in Northern Israel.

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Measuring a patient’s vital signs without any contact

Measuring a patient’s vital signs without any contact

Israeli startup offers revolutionary way to monitor heartbeat, blood pressure, respiration rate, lung sounds, muscle activity and blood glucose.

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Sniffing out diseases with the Nanose

Sniffing out diseases with the Nanose

Developed in Israel, the Nanose device analyzes breath in order to detect diseases such as cancer and Parkinson’s, even in their earliest stages.

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These 5 Israeli advances could transform cancer treatment

These 5 Israeli advances could transform cancer treatment

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for 22.5 percent of American fatalities. Only heart disease is more deadly. In Israel, cancer is the No. 1 killer. That’s partly why Israel has become a research leader in the fight against the disease. Many of the world’s most effective cancer treatments have roots in Israeli research, sometimes going back decades. The work taking place in Israeli labs today may lead to lifesaving treatments years in the future.

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Israeli device simplifies hernia surgery and recovery

Israeli device simplifies hernia surgery and recovery

FasTouch gives surgeons a new tool for attaching mesh to tissue, leading to fewer complications, less pain and faster recovery from hernia procedures.

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See How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Medical Diagnosis And Healthcare

See How Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Medical Diagnosis And Healthcare

A digital health company from the UK wants to change the way a patient interacts with a doctor through the creation of an artificial intelligence (AI) doctor in the form of an AI chatbot.

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