Israeli researchers uncover unique evolutionary signature in autism genes

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH Tue, 27 Sep 2016, 02:28 PM Ben-Gurion researchers make progress in understanding which genes cause the disorder. It has been suspected for some time that numerous defective genes are responsible for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but now, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have taken a step closer to understanding the genetic […]

High on the horizon: A glimpse into Israel’s budding Medical Cannabis industry

Still controversial in the US, Israel is leading the way to develop the next generation of Medical Cannabis Medical Cannabis (MC) is fast moving from the underground of niche research to a vibrant sector that is attracting significant attention across the globe. Interestingly, Israel has become recognised internationally as a leader in the MC field, […]

New diagnostic test distinguishes bacterial from viral infections

Israeli company MeMed has a rapid diagnostic kit for bacterial infections that could help revolutionize the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. By Abigail Klein Leichman OCTOBER 9, 2016, 7:00 AM   An Israeli startup is taking aim at a mega global health crisis: overuse of antibiotic drugs. Haifa-based MeMed, founded in 2009, has won tens of […]