Biotechnology

Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

Pharmaceutical giant stops deliveries pending Israeli government approval of new deals to purchase vaccines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2021, 11:24 AM
Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 91% effective, has no serious safety concerns, even six months after second dose, new findings show.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2021, 2:40 PM
The vaccines are here because of Bibi

The vaccines are here because of Bibi

Many refuse to give the PM any credit for the success of Israel's vaccination campaign despite the words of Pfizer's CEO. Op EdHillel Fuld, 3/30/2021, 10:45 PM
Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug enters early trials

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug enters early trials

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 antiviral therapy drug could be given to patients at the first sign of infection, the drug maker said on Tuesday.Dan Verbin, 3/23/2021, 10:31 PM
Pfizer execs thank Israel for data

Pfizer execs thank Israel for data

Heads of major vaccine producers say they expect Israeli data to help the rest of the world beat COVID-19.Shlomo Witty, 3/11/2021, 9:38 PM
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla: 'Israel has become world's lab right now'

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla: 'Israel has become world's lab right now'

'A lot of indicators' tell us vaccine provides 'protection against the transmission' of coronavirus, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2021, 7:00 PM
A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe

A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe

'We believe the third dose will raise antibody response ten- to twenty-fold,' Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2021, 3:02 PM
Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces serious cases, mortality by 90%

Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces serious cases, mortality by 90%

Senior Health Ministry officials work with Pfizer on study which shows high vaccine effectiveness in reducing overall infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/18/2021, 10:40 PM
Suspicions grow that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine nanoparticles trigger rare allergic reactions

Suspicions grow that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine nanoparticles trigger rare allergic reactions

Science Magazine: Some suspect polyethylene glycol may have triggered severe reactions in at least 8 who received shot in past 2 weeks.Mordechai Sones, 2/18/2021, 11:40 AM
Vaccination in Israel: Challenging mortality figures?

Vaccination in Israel: Challenging mortality figures?

Analysis by infectious disease specialist claims mismatch between data published by authorities and reality on the ground.Mordechai Sones, 2/18/2021, 8:47 AM
Pfizer: Vaccine effective against South African mutation

Pfizer: Vaccine effective against South African mutation

Initial study by Pfizer shows company vaccine seems to be effective against South African coronavirus mutation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2021, 10:09 AM
Study: Pfizer vaccine is effective against UK COVID mutation

Study: Pfizer vaccine is effective against UK COVID mutation

Lab study by vaccine's developer suggests vaccine is likely effective against the rapid-spreading COVID mutation identified in the UK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2021, 2:21 PM
Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'

Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'

'It's an aggregate information-sharing agreement with Pfizer,' Health Ministry responds to Helsinki Committee report.Mordechai Sones, 1/18/2021, 10:44 PM
29 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

29 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Chief Physician: Common reactions to vaccine, including fever and nausea, 'may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/16/2021, 9:07 PM
This is not a vaccine

This is not a vaccine

The Israeli people haven't been given information required for a sufficient risk-benefit analysis in this extraordinary endeavor. OpinionIlana Rachel Daniel, 1/13/2021, 3:42 PM
Israel agreed to be 'giant testing trial lab for COVID-19 vaccines'

Israel agreed to be 'giant testing trial lab for COVID-19 vaccines'

Globes: 'Concept of Israel as a giant testing trial lab for COVID-19 vaccinations came from several sources.'Mordechai Sones, 1/10/2021, 8:51 AM
Study: Pfizer vaccine likely effective against COVID mutations

Study: Pfizer vaccine likely effective against COVID mutations

Lab study conducted by Pfizer finds that its COVID vaccine will likely be effective even against new mutations detected in UK, South Africa.David Rosenberg, 1/8/2021, 8:22 AM
Netanyahu: We will vaccinate all Israelis by end of March

Netanyahu: We will vaccinate all Israelis by end of March

PM announces massive new shipment of Pfizer vaccines next week. 'We will be first country to emerge from corona crisis.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2021, 9:00 PM
A million new Pfizer vaccines to arrive next week

A million new Pfizer vaccines to arrive next week

PM, Health Minister to deliver significant announcement on vaccines as country braces for tightened lockdown at midnight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2021, 7:56 PM
Is Israel a Pfizer test subject?

Is Israel a Pfizer test subject?

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak says Israel got so many doses because it was the 'perfect testing ground for Pfizer'.Mordechai Sones, 1/6/2021, 4:57 PM
'On what basis do governments argue one dose can provide protection for several months?'

'On what basis do governments argue one dose can provide protection for several months?'

Health Communication Lecturer at IDC Herzliya International School seeks to clarify scientific basis for government vaccination policy.Mordechai Sones, 1/4/2021, 10:15 PM
Pfizer: No guarantee vaccine will be effective without 2nd dose

Pfizer: No guarantee vaccine will be effective without 2nd dose

Creator of COVID-19 vaccine warns nations not to delay providing second dose of vaccine in order to provide more first doses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2021, 7:47 PM
Where did 80 experimental Pfizer vaccine test subjects go?

Where did 80 experimental Pfizer vaccine test subjects go?

Dr Yaffa Shir Raz: 'Let's assume only one or two died a month later, or suffered serious side effects; it could be crucial to the result.'Mordechai Sones, 12/9/2020, 6:13 PM
Britain to approve COVID-19 vaccine

Britain to approve COVID-19 vaccine

American Pfizer vaccine expected to be approved in UK, who will begin vaccinating citizens as early as December.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2020, 8:27 PM
Report: Pfizer vaccine could receive UK approval this week

Report: Pfizer vaccine could receive UK approval this week

British regulators about to start appraisal of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, decision could be made in less than a week.Ben Ariel, 11/23/2020, 12:08 AM
Pfizer asks US for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer asks US for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer asks FDA to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/20/2020, 8:05 PM
Who's responsible for COVID-19 vaccine damage? Not the manufacturers

Who's responsible for COVID-19 vaccine damage? Not the manufacturers

Israel submitted to dictates of vaccine manufacturers, absolving them of responsibility in event of adverse effects.Mordechai Sones, 11/16/2020, 6:19 PM
Prof. Hezi Levy: 'Pfizer isn't only source of vaccines'

Prof. Hezi Levy: 'Pfizer isn't only source of vaccines'

Health Ministry Director mentions contract items 'that were subject of debate; with some of them we did well, with others less so.'Mordechai Sones, 11/15/2020, 9:33 AM
Pfizer denies Trump admin aid amid rumors they delayed vaccine rollout till after election

Pfizer denies Trump admin aid amid rumors they delayed vaccine rollout till after election

Pfizer tells NYT they were 'never part of Warp Speed' after Trump Admin announces success, as rumors emerge they delayed until post-electionMordechai Sones, 11/9/2020, 7:45 PM
Pfizer begins advanced trial of experimental coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer begins advanced trial of experimental coronavirus vaccine

Drug giant Pfizer and its partner BioNTech testing experimental coronavirus vaccine in volunteers in the United States.Ben Ariel, 7/29/2020, 3:44 AM
Israeli Doctor Discovers New Bacteria

Israeli Doctor Discovers New Bacteria

34-year-old doctor of microbiology stumbles upon a new strain of bacteria during clinical testing.Maayana Miskin, 2/13/2014, 10:48 AM
Israeli Researchers Link Bacteria, Proteins

Israeli Researchers Link Bacteria, Proteins

Hebrew University research team finds that some bacteria simply becomes 'inactive', reinfecting patients. The key: amino acids.Tova Dvorin, 12/27/2013, 12:42 PM
TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

Tel Aviv researchers say Sea of Galilee find shows ancient empires died out because of cold to the north.Maayana Miskin, 10/23/2013, 2:44 AM
Study: Arab Towns Bad for Arabs

Study: Arab Towns Bad for Arabs

Research: all-Arab towns increase isolation, passivity.Maayana Miskin, 10/18/2013, 2:18 PM
Israeli Historian Proves Roman Friendship to Jews

Israeli Historian Proves Roman Friendship to Jews

Tablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee"Hana Levi Julian, 7/25/2013, 6:38 PM
A Dose of Ritalin for Better Balance in Elderly

A Dose of Ritalin for Better Balance in Elderly

Some people believe Ritalin, used to treat ADHD, is over-prescribed. Now scientists are probing its use for balance in the elderly.Hana Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 7/22/2013, 8:23 PM
TAU Improves Transplants with a ‘Heart of Gold’

TAU Improves Transplants with a ‘Heart of Gold’

Israeli scientists are integrating cardiac cells with nanofibers made of gold particles to create new cardiac tissues for transplants.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 7/21/2013, 12:14 PM
Israel is #1 in Preventing Blindness

Israel is #1 in Preventing Blindness

The rates of preventable blindness in Israel have been cut by more than half in the past decade, putting Israel in first place worldwide.Chana Ya'ar, 7/11/2013, 8:23 PM
Israeli, US Scientists ‘Stop the Itch’

Israeli, US Scientists ‘Stop the Itch’

Israeli and US researchers have figured out which neurons transmit the itchy message that prompts a person to start scratching.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 6/24/2013, 6:32 PM
TAU Scientists Working On Parkinson's Treatment

TAU Scientists Working On Parkinson's Treatment

The artificial sweetener "mannitol" may prevent the collection of toxins in the brain, and lead to a new treatment for Parkinson's disease.Hana Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 6/20/2013, 11:30 AM
Advanced ‘Seamless’ Incision Closure Technology

Advanced ‘Seamless’ Incision Closure Technology

An Israeli company has come up with a way to close incisions without stitches or staples, leaving a seamless closure.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 6/19/2013, 3:53 PM
Report: Aspirin May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Report: Aspirin May Protect Against Skin Cancer

A new study has reaffirmed research showing that aspirin may protect against one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer - melanoma.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 3/11/2013, 4:36 PM
New Treatment for Stroke, Brain Disorders

New Treatment for Stroke, Brain Disorders

Researchers Tel Aviv University have found a new treatment for stroke and other brain damage that can help even months after the event.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 1/24/2013, 3:12 PM
UHaifa, Technion Links ADHD, Organization Deficits

UHaifa, Technion Links ADHD, Organization Deficits

Technion and University of Haifa researchers have discovered a link between ADHD, organizational deficits and motor coordination problems.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 1/17/2013, 4:08 PM
Israeli Researchers Make New Cancer Breakthrough

Israeli Researchers Make New Cancer Breakthrough

Researchers at Hebrew University have discovered a marker for early diagnosis and possible treatment of breast cancer cells.Rachel Hirshfeld , 1/15/2013, 8:06 PM
Israeli Scientists Near Blood Test for Alzheimer's

Israeli Scientists Near Blood Test for Alzheimer's

Israeli scientists are getting closer to developing a blood test to detect the asymptomatic, early stages of Alzheimer's disease.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 11/11/2012, 10:34 AM
Breast Cancer Risk Rises with Weight Gain

Breast Cancer Risk Rises with Weight Gain

Scientists have linked obesity to a higher risk of redeveloping breast cancer after treatment, according to new data released Monday.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 8/27/2012, 10:13 PM
Top Nazi Aide Warned British to Topple Hitler

Top Nazi Aide Warned British to Topple Hitler

New research indicates that a chief aide to Hitler urged British intelligence to topple the fascist dictator.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/20/2012, 8:25 PM
TAU's Research on Bats Could Help Neuroscience

TAU's Research on Bats Could Help Neuroscience

Dr. Yossi Yovel of Tel Aviv University develops bat colony born and raised in captivity to unlock the secrets of behavior and cognition.Elad Benari, 7/10/2012, 2:14 AM
Alcohol Ad Law Will Stop Abuse, Says Danon

Alcohol Ad Law Will Stop Abuse, Says Danon

A new bill to block all advertising of alcohol is aimed at preventing alcoholism and substance abuse, says Likud MK Danny Danon.Chana Ya'ar, 7/9/2012, 9:47 PM
YU, BIU Students Launch Summer Science Project

YU, BIU Students Launch Summer Science Project

Thirty Yeshiva University "scientists" are on their way from New York to join their Israeli counterparts on a summer-long science project.Chana Ya'ar, 6/13/2012, 11:56 AM
BGU, US Hospital Link on Pediatric Medical Tech

BGU, US Hospital Link on Pediatric Medical Tech

Ben Gurion University is collaborating with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to create new medical devices for children. Chana Ya'ar, 5/16/2012, 11:39 AM
'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient Pattern

'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient Pattern

Environmentalists are concerned about the Dead Sea drying up, but Tel Aviv Univ. scientists say the pattern is one as old as time itself.Chana Ya'ar, 4/16/2012, 12:14 AM
Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever Rising in Israel

Mosquito-Borne Dengue Fever Rising in Israel

The Health Ministry is warning Israelis to beware of the mosquito-borne infection “dengue fever,” now on the rise in Israel.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 4/8/2012, 11:13 AM
BGU Scientists Prove Enzyme Delays ALS

BGU Scientists Prove Enzyme Delays ALS

Scientists at Ben Gurion University have proven that an enzyme discovered in 2009 can delay development of Lou Gehrig's disease in mice.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 3/5/2012, 3:14 AM
Study: Obesity Leads to Depression, Burnout

Study: Obesity Leads to Depression, Burnout

A new study by Israeli scientists finds that obesity can lead to depression and greater burnout at work.Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R, 2/23/2012, 10:18 PM
Israeli Scientists Discover 'Life Gene'

Israeli Scientists Discover 'Life Gene'

Israeli researchers have discovered a gene that increases the lifespan in mice, and may do the same in humans.Chana Ya'ar, 2/23/2012, 3:21 PM