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ISRAEL21c was founded in 2001, in the wake of the Second Intifada, to broaden public understanding of Israel beyond typical portrayals in the mainstream media.The organization’s founders – Israeli-American technology executives – understood the great power of the Internet and developed a first-of-its kind online product with global appeal and reach.

Most Recent Articles by ISRAEL21c:

Israel’s hospitals incubate products for a healthier world

Mar 13, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

Israel’s hospitals incubate products for a healthier worldIsraeli hospitals aren’t only hubs of healing; they’re also emerging as global hubs of innovation.

What’s driving this trend? Three factors unique to Israel: An aggressive problem-solving approach, a robust innovation infrastructure, and a centralized, digitized healthcare system possessing 25 years of data from cradle-to-grave electronic medical records.


Asthma-causing blood cells could help fight colon cancer

Feb 27, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

A surprising new study from Israel finds that malignant colorectal cancer cells can be eliminated with eosinophils — white blood cells that originate in bone marrow and may once have killed off intestinal parasites, but which today are responsible for chronic asthma and allergies.

The research, published in Cancer Immunology Research on January 21, was led by Prof. Ariel Munitz of the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine department of microbiology and clinical immunology and conducted by his doctoral student Hadar Reichman, in collaboration with colleagues in Tel Aviv Medical Center’s gastroenterology department.


Israeli company plans to make insulin injections obsolete

Feb 27, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

Modern medicine sometimes really is a miracle, with many illnesses and conditions that in the past spelled sure death now treatable and curable. Not only is medicine effective, but in recent years it’s becoming more convenient, futuristic and innovative.

So why is it that many people still need to inject themselves every day to stay alive?


This simple device could save your life

Feb 20, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

This simple device could save your lifeThe 1940s inflatable anti-gravity suit kept fighter pilots from losing consciousness by preventing blood from pooling in their legs. That invention inspired medical anti-shock trousers used in the 1950s to 1970s to stabilize hemorrhagic shock patients by shifting blood from their legs to their core organs.


New hope for pediatric burn scars using Israeli lasers

Feb 6, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

New hope for pediatric burn scars using Israeli lasersMira from Jerusalem was severely burned in a bus fire when she was seven. But despite the loss of an eye, an arm, both ears and most of one foot, six years later Mira is not only alive but smiling.

Recently she became the first patient to be treated in the I-PEARLS (Israel Pediatric Aesthetic and Reconstructive Laser Surgery) Center of Excellence at Sheba Medical Center under the direction of world-renowned burn specialists Josef Haik and Arie Orenstein.

One of few of its kind anywhere and the first in the Middle East, the pediatric center uses Israeli-developed lasers including carbon dioxide (CO2) ablative lasers to safely and effectively reduce the devastating impact of scars in burned children like Mira, regardless of their ability to pay.


Could an immunotherapy treatment from Israel cure cancer?

Jan 30, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

Ten years ago, Dr. Michael Har-Noy, founder and CEO of a Jerusalem-based startup developing an immunotherapy treatment that could potentially cure cancer, lamented that the fight against the dreaded disease “is a battle we are losing.” Today, Har-Noy’s company is getting closer to turning the tide.

 


Study reveals way to activate immune system against cancer

Jan 23, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

  Study reveals way to activate immune system against cancer
‘Activating’ the immune system could prove promising for the treatment of lung cancer. Image by create jobs 51 via shutterstock.com

Researchers from Harvard University and Israel’s Bar-Ilan University have revealed a new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells, a discovery that could aid the treatment of lung and skin cancer.

 


New sustainable way to create plastics from seaweed

Jan 16, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

New sustainable way to create plastics from seaweed
Everyone knows plastic is bad for the environment. That’s why bioplastics – plastics made from renewable sources like plants or old waste – were invented. But these bioplastics can’t be created everywhere since the plants they use require fresh water, a scarce resource in many countries.

 


How Israel swims against tide of worldwide water crisis

Jan 9, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

How Israel swims against tide of worldwide water crisis
Israel has solved its water crisis! That’s a typical headline about Israel’s world-leading smart water management and advanced water technology.

As I sipped freshly desalinated Mediterranean water at the world’s largest seawater desalination plant, the brilliance of Israel’s many-pronged approach was as clear as the H2O in my paper cup.


Alpha radiation startup eliminates 70% of cancerous tumors

Jan 9, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

Alpha radiation startup eliminates 70% of cancerous tumors
Alpha Tau is working toward commercializing its alpha radiation therapy technology to treat malignant tumors. Photo: courtesy

A breakthrough Israeli technology that eliminates cancerous tumors in 70 percent of patients was nearly lost in bureaucracy and university politics.


How does a helpful substance like cholesterol turn deadly?

Jan 2, 2019 — ISRAEL21c

How does a helpful substance like cholesterol turn deadly?
You probably know that LDL cholesterol is “bad” and that too much of it in your blood puts you at risk of atherosclerosis, hardening of the arteries.

A group of Israeli researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science wanted to understand how cholesterol, a basic component of life, can turn deadly.


Israeli Drone Dome rescues London airport from shutdown

Dec 26, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Israeli Drone Dome rescues London airport from shutdown
A Drone Dome battery. Photo courtesy of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems

After mysterious unmanned aerial vehicles caused 36 hours of paralysis at London’s Gatwick Airport last week, stranding more than 100,000 travelers, the British military saved the day with one of six Drone Domes it had purchased a few months ago from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems.


Israeli startup makes Peter Rabbit hop out of the book

Dec 19, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Israeli startup makes Peter Rabbit hop out of the book
Children will be able to interact with beloved characters such as Peter Rabbit, thanks to a pioneering Bookful platform from Israeli virtual and augmented reality (AR) company Inception VR.


Treating obesity without going under the knife

Dec 19, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Treating obesity without going under the knife

More than one in 10 people around the world are classified as obese, defined as having a BMI (body-mass index) of 30 or higher. In the United States, that number jumps dramatically to one out of every three American adults.


How heat and salt may contribute to multiple sclerosis

Dec 19, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

How heat and salt may contribute to multiple sclerosis

Worldwide, about 3 million people are afflicted by multiple sclerosis (MS), an incurable autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the fatty membrane (myelin sheath) that insulates the long extensions of nerve cells.


Israeli research makes breakthrough in battle against viruses

Dec 19, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Israeli research makes breakthrough in battle against virusesViruses are often able to “highjack” our immune system, allowing them to pass through undetected and cause harm. But a recent study just got the better of them, opening up new ways to battle virus attacks.


Many viruses contain RNA genetic material in the form of a double helix. The immune system can identify these double-stranded RNA fragments as a viral pathogen that must be fought.


Warm yourself this winter with Israel’s favorite hot milk drink… and win a cookbook

Dec 14, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

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Migraine relief from an Israeli neuro-modulation device

Dec 6, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Migraine relief from an Israeli neuro-modulation device
Neurolief’s device under development for banishing severe headache pain. Photo: courtesy

Fourteen percent of American adults suffer from migraines or severe headaches. Among women aged 18 to 44, the number soars to 23%. There is no cure for migraines, and over-the-counter pain relief medicines do not always work.


California fire crews drink water pulled from thin air

Nov 30, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

  California fire crews drink water pulled from thin air  
A victim of Hurricane Michael in Florida receiving water from a Watergen unit, October 2018. Photo courtesy of Watergen USA

An emergency response vehicle (ERV) carrying an innovative Israeli machine that pulls pure drinking water directly out of ambient air is on its way to California, to provide hydration to police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of two massive wildfires that have taken at least 87 lives and destroyed over 10,000 homes and businesses.

The vehicle and the GEN-350 atmospheric water generator were sent by Watergen USA, the American subsidiary of the Israeli company that invented the system.


Israelis discover promising treatment for aggressive brain tumors

Nov 28, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Hebrew University PhD student Maxim Mogilevsky and Prof. Rotem Karni in the Institute for Medical Research-Israel Canada lab. Photo by Polina Denichenko courtesy of Hebrew University
A new treatment for aggressive brain tumors (glioblastoma) shows great promise, according to a report by Israeli scientists that was published recently in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.

Glioblastoma is a serious and incurable brain cancer. Patients receiving this diagnosis typically have 11 to 20 months to live. One of the main difficulties in treating this cancer is that its cells quickly build up a resistance to chemotherapy.