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Coaxing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Israeli scientist Rony Dahan thinks he knows why immunotherapy hasn’t reached its full potential, and he aims to do something about that Immuno therapy was once the black sheep of cancer research. Originally conceived over a century ago, it aims...

Antibiotics Tied to Higher Kidney Stone Risk

If you or your child is taking an antibiotic, new research suggests you might want to watch closely for signs that kidney stones might be developing. “We found that five classes of commonly prescribed antibiotics were associated with an increased…

Warning Leads Hawaii to Ban Sunscreen Ingredient

Oxybenzone causes coral bleaching, say researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev On May 4, the Hawaii state legislature passed a ban on sunscreen ingredient oxybenzone (BP3) after a team of researchers from Israel and the United States provided significant…

Study Identifies New Method of Treating Bipolar Depression

Combining antidepressant therapy with mood stabilizers can help prevent re-hospitalization from bipolar depression, Israeli researchers say More than 60 million people worldwide are affected by bipolar disorder, a condition involving chronic mood swings that alternate between “manic” episodes and depression,…

Is Cannabis the New Wonder Drug?

Israeli scientists are exploring cannabis as a treatment, or even cure, for conditions ranging from cancer to Parkinson’s, asthma, insomnia, PTSD, epilepsy and IBS Cancer, chronic pain, epilepsy, asthma, insomnia, autism, PTSD, inflammatory bowel disease, Parkinson’s – the list of…

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor — a neurological condition that causes trembling in…

Asperger’s Syndrome Doc Worked With Nazis: Report

The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger’s syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally disabled children, new research claims. The findings challenge the “narrative” that pediatrician Hans Asperger was…

Disability Inclusion: Why Israel Must Turn 70 Years Young

As Israel remarkably enters its 70th year, the now-not-so-young country has much upon which to reflect. From becoming the ‘Start-up Nation’ to producing award-winning laureates in multiple disciplines to withstanding countless military assaults via technology and sheer willpower, Israel has…