The pride of Israel
is that its technologies will be able to be used by all humanity:
1. Tel Aviv
University is developing a nasal vaccine that will protect people from
Alzheimer's and stroke.
2. The Technion,
Institute of Technology (Haifa), has developed a simple blood test
capable of detecting different types of cancer.
3. The Ichlov Center
(Tel Aviv) isolated a protein that makes colonoscopy unnecessary to
detect colon cancer, with a simple blood test. Colon cancer kills about
500,000 people annually.
4. Acne doesn't kill
but does cause anxiety in teens. The Curlight Laboratory has created a
cure. Emitting UV rays at high intensity, kills the bacteria that cause
5. The Given Imaging
Laboratory has developed a tiny camera in the form of swallowed pills
and transmits thousands of photos of the digestive tract. These
high-quality photos (2 per second for 8 hours) can detect polyps,
cancers, and sources of bleeding. The photos are sent to a chip that
stores them and sends them to a computer. At the end of the process, the
chamber is eliminated via the rectum.
6. The Hebrew
University (Jerusalem) developed an electrical neurostimulator
(batteries) that is implanted in the chest of Parkinson's patients, like
the pacemaker. The emissions from this device block the nerve signals
that cause tremors.
7. The simple smell
of a patient's breath can detect if a patient has lung cancer. The
Russell Berrie Institute for Nanotechnology has created sensors capable
of sensing and registering 42 biological markers that indicate the
presence of lung cancer without the need for a biopsy.
can be dispensed with in many cases. Endopat is a device placed between
the indicator fingers, which can measure the state of the arteries and
predict the possibility of a heart attack in the next 7 years.
9. The University of
Bar Ilan studies a new drug that fights viruses through the bloodstream.
It is called Vecoy Trap, as it tricks a virus into self-destruction.
Very useful to combat hepatitis, and in the future Aids and Ebola.
scientists at Hadassah Medical Center (Jerusalem) may have discovered
the first cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehring's
disease, in an Orthodox rabbi. Stephen Hawking, a famous British
scientist, suffered from this disease and used methods invented by
Israeli scientists to communicate.
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