Artificial Heart at Age 74A 74-year-old kibbutz member is the oldest man in the world to receive a 140-gram miniaturized artificial heart in a successful 5-hour operation.
Precision Bomb for Cancer CellsTel Aviv Univ develops a molecular "smart bomb" that can lead to more effective and safer chemotherapy for those suffering from the dread disease.
Language May Change ThoughtsResearchers from Ben-Gurion university finds the language a person is using at a given time may change the way they think, feel.
TAU's 'Pacemaker' for the BrainTel Aviv University is working on a project to implant a computer chip into the brain to treat conditions like depression and Parkinson's disease.
Academy to Woo, Pamper ScholarsIn a bid to entice bright scholars back to Israel, one generous couple will build an institute dedicated to nurturing post-doctoral fellows.
Canada Rejects Israel's IsotopesThe Canadian government has rejected a plan by a medical isotope supplier to offset a severe shortage by importing the material from Israel.
Israel Invests in ResearchGovernment statistical data reveals that Israel has dramatically increased R&D spending, surpassing OECD standards.
Progress on New Alzheimer's DrugA new medication designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and improve its psychological symptoms is entering advanced trials.
Weight Loss Reverses Stroke RiskLiving the sunny Mediterranean lifestyle in Israel is a healthier way to keep one's arteries limber for longer, according to a new study
'Micro-Ear' to Hear CellsA new discovery will soon be able to help scientists listen to the tiniest events, exactly as the microscope reveals the 'invisible.'
'Relapse Gene' ID'd in LeukemiaIn a major breakthrough, scientists have found a gene that appears to be responsible for repeated relapses in a severe form of children’s leukemia.
2 Bad Types of Cholesterol ID'dFor the second time this year, scientists have discovered a new "bad" form of cholesterol. Both are impervious to dietary or medical treatment.
Sleep Changes Signal Teen YearsA new study by a Tel Aviv University researcher finds that when children begin to change their sleep patterns, adolescence may not be far behind.
Teva Partners on Cancer DrugIsraeli pharmaceutical giant Teva has signed a deal to invest $60 million in a new cancer-fighting drug to fight prostate and lung cancer.
New Treatment for Gaucher'sAn Israeli firm has passed the first hurdle in gaining FDA approval for a new treatment for Gaucher's disease.
Award for Parkinson’s ResearchThe giant J&J drug firm has awarded a Haifa U. scientist for her breakthrough research concerning brain cell damage in Parkinson’s disease.
Coffee Extract Beats Bad BreathProf. Mel Rosenberg. “We expected coffee would cause bad breath, but there is something inside this magic brew that has the opposite effect.”