Monthly Archives: December 2016

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A severe birth defect linked to Zika quadrupled in Colombia this year

By Lena H. Sun December 9 Pregnant women await medical examinations at a hospital in Cucuta, Colombia, in early February. (Schneyder Mendoza/European Pressphoto Agency) The number of babies born with microcephaly in Colombia during a Zika outbreak this year more than quadrupled from a year ago, dispelling earlier suggestions that the nation with the second-largest [...]

By | 2016-12-11T15:11:00+00:00 December 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on A severe birth defect linked to Zika quadrupled in Colombia this year

LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR SPACE at MIXIII BIOMED 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Book your place now! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to strengthen your brand and build an image for your company during this spectacular event! Gain exposure by sponsoring the Mixiii Biomed 2017 Event! Endless opportunities to boost your visibility by sponsoring satellite events, social gatherings, and more. The larger the [...]

By | 2016-12-08T13:28:31+00:00 December 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR SPACE at MIXIII BIOMED 2017

Gut microbes could be to blame for yoyo obesity

New Weizmann Institute of Science research in mice may in the future help dieters keep post-diet weight off. By Viva Sarah Press NOVEMBER 24, 2016 The phenomenon of weight cycling is the repeated loss and regain of body weight. Illustration via Weizmann Institute of Science Dieters know all too well that losing weight doesn’t mean [...]

By | 2016-12-06T10:01:11+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Gut microbes could be to blame for yoyo obesity

World’s first blood test to aid diagnosis of Parkinson’s

Israeli company expects to begin commercializing its unique assay in 2017, applying for CE clearance in Europe. By Abigail Klein Leichman NOVEMBER 17, 2016 Photo by Goran Bogicevic via Shutterstock.com Doctors diagnose as many as 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) every year in the United States. Yet diagnosing PD with certainty can take [...]

By | 2016-12-06T10:00:06+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on World’s first blood test to aid diagnosis of Parkinson’s

In global first, Teva signs deal to market medical marijuana inhaler

Tel Aviv-based Syqe Medical says its device revolutionizes precise delivery of the drug, already in use in Haifa hospital BY SHOSHANNA SOLOMON The Syqe medical cannabis inhaler (Courtesy) In a world first, Israel’s Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Tel Aviv-based Syqe Medical said they signed a distribution and cooperation agreement to market medical cannabis in [...]

By | 2016-12-06T09:58:50+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on In global first, Teva signs deal to market medical marijuana inhaler

Israel firm has high hopes for new cancer-busting drug

Vascular Biogenics Ltd. believes it has found a way to target blood vessels that feed tumors, impeding growth By SHOSHANNA SOLOMONNovember 30, 2016 Vascular Biogenics's VBL-111 targets glioblastoma multiforme (YouTube screenshot) For years, scientists have been trying to find ways to block angiogenesis, the process by which cancerous tumors give off chemical signals to stimulate [...]

By | 2016-12-06T09:53:58+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Israel firm has high hopes for new cancer-busting drug

LDS wins medical cannabis marketing deal

LDS Biotech's technology makes it possible to prevent the psychoactive effect of cannabis on users. Israeli drug delivery company LDS Biotech has signed an agreement in which its technology will be used as the basis for a medical cannabis product to be marketed in the US. Ananda, the US distributor, estimates that its annual revenue [...]

By | 2016-12-05T07:20:07+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on LDS wins medical cannabis marketing deal

Israeli Startups Take Major Medical Competition By Storm, Win Top Three Awards

By Yonatan Sredni, NoCamels November 30, 2016  Three Israeli medical startups – UpRight, Biop Medical and TytoCare – have won the top awards at the fifth annual MEDICA App Competition for Best Medical Mobile Solution. Held in Dusseldorf, Germany, earlier this month, the competition was part of one of the world’s largest medical trade fairs, which attracted over 5,000 exhibitors [...]

By | 2016-12-04T11:01:44+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Israeli Startups Take Major Medical Competition By Storm, Win Top Three Awards

Topline Results Positive for Alzheimer’s Device, Now Submitted for FDA Clearance

Neuronix Ltd has announced that topline results from its recently completed multinational, randomized clinical trial of the neuroAD Therapy System for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) were so positive it will be seeking regulatory clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If the FDA ultimately agrees, it would mark the [...]

By | 2016-12-04T10:50:28+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Topline Results Positive for Alzheimer’s Device, Now Submitted for FDA Clearance