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Artificial Heart at Age 74

A 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.Chana Ya'ar, 9/21/2010, 11:20 AM

Precision Bomb for Cancer Cells

Tel Aviv Univ develops a molecular "smart bomb" that can lead to more effective and safer chemotherapy for those suffering from the dread disease.Baruch Gordon, 8/25/2010, 2:39 AM

2 Successes for Israeli Hospital

Rambam Hospital in Haifa saves woman’s life and also pioneers new technique for brain treatment.Elad Benari, 8/9/2010, 5:19 AM

Israeli & Parents More at Ease

Israelis have a smoother relationship with their parents than do adults in the United States, a new study has found.Hana Levi Julian, 7/28/2010, 4:12 PM

Language May Change Thoughts

Researchers from Ben-Gurion university finds the language a person is using at a given time may change the way they think, feel.Maayana Miskin, 7/19/2010, 8:20 AM

TAU's 'Pacemaker' for the Brain

Tel Aviv University is working on a project to implant a computer chip into the brain to treat conditions like depression and Parkinson's disease.Hana Levi Julian, 6/29/2010, 2:23 PM

TAU Scientists 'Turn Off' Cancer

Researchers at Tel Aviv Universities are on track to finding a way to stop cancer cells from multiplying and spreading.Hana Levi Julian, 6/8/2010, 5:02 PM

Academy to Woo, Pamper Scholars

In a bid to entice bright scholars back to Israel, one generous couple will build an institute dedicated to nurturing post-doctoral fellows.Malkah Fleisher, 6/2/2010, 6:46 AM

Canada Rejects Israel's Isotopes

The Canadian government has rejected a plan by a medical isotope supplier to offset a severe shortage by importing the material from Israel.Hana Levi Julian, 6/1/2010, 1:06 PM

Israel Invests in Research

Government statistical data reveals that Israel has dramatically increased R&D spending, surpassing OECD standards.Maayana Miskin, 5/31/2010, 9:51 PM

Multiple Sclerosis Breakthrough

Tel Aviv University finds that multiple sclerosis biomarkers appear almost a decade before symptoms. Baruch Gordon, 4/29/2010, 9:27 PM

Progress on New Alzheimer's Drug

A new medication designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease and improve its psychological symptoms is entering advanced trials.Hana Levi Julian, 4/21/2010, 4:12 PM

Study Links Rocket Attacks, PTSD

A study conducted in Israel links rocket attacks to depression, post-traumatic stress. Warning systems found to reduce trauma.Maayana Miskin, 4/15/2010, 9:00 PM

Israel Develops Bionic Retina

An Israeli company is restoring the sight of patients who have lost vision due to disease.Malkah Fleisher, 3/16/2010, 10:13 PM

Weight Loss Reverses Stroke Risk

Living the sunny Mediterranean lifestyle in Israel is a healthier way to keep one's arteries limber for longer, according to a new studyHana Levi Julian, 3/4/2010, 4:24 PM

'Micro-Ear' to Hear Cells

A new discovery will soon be able to help scientists listen to the tiniest events, exactly as the microscope reveals the 'invisible.' Hana Levi Julian, 3/2/2010, 5:09 PM

'Relapse Gene' ID'd in Leukemia

In a major breakthrough, scientists have found a gene that appears to be responsible for repeated relapses in a severe form of children’s leukemia.Hana Levi Julian, 1/24/2010, 2:12 PM

2 Bad Types of Cholesterol ID'd

For the second time this year, scientists have discovered a new "bad" form of cholesterol. Both are impervious to dietary or medical treatment.Hana Levi Julian, 12/27/2009, 5:46 PM

Sleep Changes Signal Teen Years

A new study by a Tel Aviv University researcher finds that when children begin to change their sleep patterns, adolescence may not be far behind.Hana Levi Julian, 12/24/2009, 12:35 PM

Teva Partners on Cancer Drug

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva has signed a deal to invest $60 million in a new cancer-fighting drug to fight prostate and lung cancer.Hana Levi Julian, 12/22/2009, 2:12 PM

New Treatment for Gaucher's

An Israeli firm has passed the first hurdle in gaining FDA approval for a new treatment for Gaucher's disease.Hana Levi Julian, 12/10/2009, 5:11 PM

Award for Parkinson’s Research

The giant J&J drug firm has awarded a Haifa U. scientist for her breakthrough research concerning brain cell damage in Parkinson’s disease.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 12/2/2009, 8:17 AM

Coffee Extract Beats Bad Breath

Prof. Mel Rosenberg. “We expected coffee would cause bad breath, but there is something inside this magic brew that has the opposite effect.” Baruch Gordon, 6/28/2009, 7:19 PM