Israeli Study: Plants Can Think?

A new study found that plants can assess risk and reward. A new study conducted by scientists from the U.K.’s Oxford University and Israel’s Tel-Hai College found that pea plants may be good for more than pea soup. In fact, they can make sophisticated judgments about where to lay their roots, even when unpredictability and […]

Israeli Upstart Vidac Raises $9M for Cancer

Israeli startup Vidac Pharma has raised $9 million in a Series A raise with the financial boost being led by a new investor, the $100 million Israel Biotech Fund–which has chosen Vidac for its first investment. Existing investors, including Mivtach Shamir Holdings, also participated in the financing, with the cash being used toward its Phase […]

Israeli Firm to Study Cancer in Space

Bioscience engineering faculty and students at SUNY Polytechnic Institute are involved in a $1.75 million research project that will use research in space to find new cancer cures. The project will involve an Israeli company called SpacePharma and is being led by James Castracane, a SUNY Poly professor who leads its nanobioscience department. It is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Israeli Charity Helps Save Four Year Old Gambian Boy’s Life

Four-year-old Sanusey from The Gambia became the 4,000th child to receive life-saving heart surgery through the Israeli charity Save A Child’s Heart, the organization announced Thursday. Sanusey has been in Israel for the past month, together with 12 other children from Tanzania and The Gambia brought by the charity for heart surgery, it said in […]