Israel: Small Country. Big Accomplishments.

Technion_Computer_Science_Faculty Israel’s Technion Develops Nano-Capsules to Treat Stomach Cancer

A new nanotech-based treatment method being developed by an Israeli university team may help overcome a deadly enemy in cancer therapy. Gastrointestinal cancers are a huge killer, says the Technion team of Maya Bar-Zeev, Prof. Yehuda Assaraf and Prof. Yoav Livney. As they report in the journal Oncotarget, the new treatment modality is based on […]

June 26, 2016
1453841181 Israeli Volunteers Fulfill Paralyzed Man’s Dream of Visiting Dead Sea

Paralyzed from the neck down and confined to his room in a rehabilitation center where he is on life-support, 39-year-old Israeli Alon Paz had a simple wish: He wanted to spend a day at the Dead Sea. Last week, a group of volunteers from United Hatzalah, the Jerusalem-based emergency medical services organization, helped it happen. […]

June 24, 2016
rghh Bill Gates Among Investors in New Israeli Tech Incubator

Bill Gates has invested indirectly in a newly established technological incubator for the development of medical devices, sources inform “Globes.” As far as is known, this is Gates first-ever investment in Israel. The investment is in the XELERATOR incubator, which was set up by the MEDX medical device developer, managed by entrepreneur Harel Gadot (previously […]

June 24, 2016
ShowImage Meet the Israeli Start-up that Develops Smart Gun Lock

IDF veteran Jonathan Zimmerman is a case in point having encountered gun-related accidents that could have been prevented during his military service. Zimmerman, the CEO of Jerusalem based start-up Zore, founded the company together with his friend CTO Yalon Fishbein. Zore has developed a smart gun lock that only gives access to the weapon to […]

June 23, 2016
img703837 Two Israeli Universities Rank in Asia’s Top 20

The Times Higher Education (THE) published on Monday the top 200 universities in Asia, with six Israeli institutions appearing in the top half of the ranking this year. Two Israeli universities made the top 20 list – Hebrew University of Jerusalem tied at 17th with Korea University, and Tel Aviv University ranked 20th. Technion Israel Institute of Technology […]

June 23, 2016
transgender-officer-880x543 Israel’s First Transgender Army Officer Celebrates at Israeli Embassy in the U.S.

Shachar, a lieutenant in the Israel Defense Forces, spoke Monday night at a gay pride month event at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C., explaining in hesitant and nervous tones how he became its first transgender officer. “This is the right of the whole world, to be free and to be whoever we want to […]

June 23, 2016
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