ISRAEL21c


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:

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.


Cars could be powered by water with new Israeli technology

Nov 14, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Cars could be powered by water with new Israeli technology
Could cars someday run on water, not oil? Australian-Israeli startup Electriq-Global is giving a wet thumbs-up to a new fuel technology that extracts hydrogen from water and turns that hydrogen into electricity to power the vehicle.


Israeli scientists develop implanted organs that won’t be rejected

Nov 14, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Israeli scientists develop implanted organs that won’t be rejected
Israeli researchers report that they have invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patient’s own materials and cells. The new technology makes it possible to engineer any kind of tissue implant, for the spinal cord, to the heart, or brain, from one small fatty tissue biopsy.

“We were able to create a personalized hydrogel from the materials of the biopsy, to differentiate fatty tissue cells into different cell types and to engineer cardiac, spinal cord, cortical and other tissue implants to treat different diseases,” said lead researcher Prof. Tal Dvir of Tel Aviv University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and Sagol Center for Regenerative Biotechnology.


3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants

Nov 11, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplantsCollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants.

The agreement combines CollPlant’s proprietary recombinant human collagen (rhCollagen) derived from engineered tobacco plants, and its BioInk technology, with the regenerative medicine and organ manufacturing capabilities of United Therapeutics subsidiary Lung Biotechnology PBC.


6 top tomato innovations from Israeli experts

Nov 11, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

6 top tomato innovations from Israeli experts
Next time you chop some luscious red tomatoes into your salad or sauce, you can thank Israeli scientists.

Tomatoes didn’t originate in Israel, but our agricultural wizards transformed this wild fruit into a flavorful, long-lasting, nutritious, disease-resistant commercial crop enjoyed everywhere as a fresh ingredient and as a source of healthful extracts.


Ultrasound breakthrough allows doctors to examine patients remotely

Oct 31, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Ultrasound breakthrough allows doctors to examine patients remotely
The idea of ultrasound technology is to give radiologists a dynamic look at moving parts inside the body. However, most ultrasound scans today are done by technicians – so the radiologist is reviewing recorded images or video clips instead of seeing the full real-time picture.

As a result, the doctor may miss something important or send the patient for a repeat ultrasound or a more costly and invasive diagnostic imaging.


Novel bacterial gel formulated to treat fungal infections

Oct 7, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

Novel bacterial gel formulated to treat fungal infections
The incidence of fungal infections is rising due to factors such as the aging population, widespread use of antibiotics and possibly even global warming.


A better system for monitoring unstable blood pressure

Oct 7, 2018 — ISRAEL21c

A better system for monitoring unstable blood pressure
VitalMiner, a new software system to measure hemodynamic instability – unstable blood pressure – in intensive-care patients is hailed as a potential lifesaver by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where it is being piloted.

“Earlier prediction of physiological deterioration of patients by using ‘smart’ monitoring software and machine learning algorithms will save lives and enable better informed resuscitation of the critically ill and injured,” said Cincinnati Children’s Hospital’s Prof. Victor F. Garcia, founding director of the hospital’s trauma services and a professor of surgery and pediatrics.


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