Good News From Israel -Feb 17 by Michael Ordman
In the 17th Feb 2013 edition of Israelís good news, the highlights include:
∑ Israeli scientists have developed a cure for a disease causing millions of genetic deformities.
∑ Israelís new parliament will have a larger proportion of women than those of the USA or UK.
∑ Israeli surfers saved 8 children from drowning in Hawaii.
∑ Israeli 3D printers can now print your false teeth.
∑ An Israeli company won the top award at the Munich CleanTech Conference.
∑ Israel exported 60 million flowers to Europe for Valentineís Day.
∑ The UN heard first hand about the fruits of Israeli technology.
ISRAELíS MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
A cure for genetic deformities. A team including researchers from Israelís Technion has developed an innovative technique that they believe will cure deformities and blindness caused by ectodermal dysplasia, which affects seven out of every 10,000 babies born in the world. Via in-vitro experiments, damaged cells caused by mutant p63 genes can be greatly improved using a chemical substance called PRIMA-APR246.
Israeli stem cells slow down blood cancer. Israelís Gamida Cell Ltd. reported success in the Phase III clinical trial of its StemEx treatment for leukemia and lymphoma. Compared to a control group, far more patients receiving StemEx survived 100 days or more following transplantation.
Saving life in Armageddon. Emek Medical Center in Afula, is near Megiddo, the fabled site of Armageddon. The hospital treats 50% Jews and 50% Arabs. In 2012, the head of Emekís intensive care unit traveled with two nurses, to the Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, to open a new trauma center and train local staff.
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/ IsraelExperience/Coexistence- 24-Jan-2013.htm