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hospital-operation-635x357 Leukemia cure could be on the way, says med-tech firm Biosight

Israeli pharma company gets $13m in investment money to further develop its ‘trojan horse’ cancer treatment Biosight, an Israeli pharmaceutical development company that is working on a cure for leukemia, this week closed an investment of $13 million led by pharmaceutical investment firm Arkin Holdings, run by pharma mogul Mori Arkin, and US-based venture firm […]

May 25, 2016
Elton John Promises a ‘Wonderful, Crazy’ Night in Tel Aviv

By Jessica Steinberg, Times of Israel Veteran singer is set to play Israel for the fourth time tomorrow. The Rocket Man is on his way to Tel Aviv. Sir Elton John will be the bloke in shades sitting onstage behind a grand piano in Yarkon Park Thursday, May 26, for his fourth concert in Israel […]

May 25, 2016
History meets Technology as Jerusalem hosts Wikimedia Hackathon 2016

Jerusalem was this year’s hosting city of the annual Wikimedia Hackathon. 120 participants from 17 different countreis gathered in Jerusalem for a weekend dedicated to developing new features in the wikimedia technology, aimed at enhancing the ability of wikipedia to reach more countries and more languages. The participants also had a chance to explore Jerusalem […]

May 24, 2016
pill Israel developing birth control pill without side effects

Researchers at Sheba have published a new study that indicates a drug could function as a contraceptive without dangerous side effects for women who are unable to use hormonal contraception. A new study by a team from Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is likely to lead to an exciting new development: a birth control […]

May 24, 2016
Cannes Israeli filmmaker wins best student film at Cannes

Or Sinai, graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem, won first place in the student short film category in Cannes for her short film Anna. Anna, a short film by Israeli director Or Sinai, took home first place in the student competition at Cannes Film Festival on Friday. The 24-minute-long film […]

May 24, 2016
gynescope-965x543 Israeli medical company hopes to save thousands of women’s lives per year

Luke Tress, Times of Israel Illumigyn is developing a system it believes will revolutionize healthcare by minimizing deaths from cervical cancer and other diseases A small team of researchers based in the hills outside Jerusalem is designing technology that could potentially save thousands of women’s lives per year. The company behind this, Illumigyn, is using […]

May 19, 2016
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