#Biomed2018: Gilead Buys Kite Pharma, Founded by Israelis, for $11.9 Billion

 Congratulations to Dr. Arie Belldegrun and Prof. Zelig Eshhar for an incredible achievement! Gilead Sciences agreed to 29 percent premium, which shrank fast in pretrading, despite biotech company Kite Pharma’s low revenues, heavy R&D spending and losses The headquarters of Gilead Sciences in Foster City, California Credit: Eric Risberg, AP The almost $12 billion that Gilead Sciences […]

Mysterious Pediatric Neurological Disease Traced to a Single Gene Error

For the first time, scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem traced a rare neurological disorder in children to an error in a single gene. Led by Professor Orly Elpeleg, a geneticist and professor of Pediatrics at Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, the international research team used deep sequencing technology to find a genetic anomaly representing […]