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3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c
 

Israel’s Collplant inks licensing and commercialization deal with major American biotech firm to make human organs.
 

CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants.
 

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‘No Voice, No Vote,’ Say Feminist Haredi Women in Israel

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 12:00am
By Eetta Prince-Gibson for Hadassah Magazine


Overjoyed, Esty Shushan stands in the august corridors of Israel’s Supreme Court and emotionally embraces her friend and colleague. “We won! We made history.”


“This is for all haredi women! For all Israeli women! For our daughters!” her friend, Estee Rieder-Indursky, responds.


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Three Israeli Firms Among TIME Magazine's 50 “Genius Companies” for 2018

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
NoCamels Team


Three Israeli companies were among 50 ventures selected by TIME Magazine for its list of 50 “genius companies” for 2018 published late last week and available in newsstands.

It is the first annual “genius companies” list by the esteemed American magazine, known for its hard-hitting cover photos. The publication said it asked its vast network of editors and correspondents “to nominate businesses that are inventing the future,” and evaluated candidates “based on key factors, including originality, influence, success, and ambition.”


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Where David and Dawud play together at recess

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


Kids at Israel’s Hagar and Hand in Hand schools are taught to respect each other’s traditions and viewpoints without an ‘us against them’ attitude.


Afnan Abu Taha doesn’t want her two daughters feeling alienated from their Jewish peers as she did when growing up in an Arab village. She doesn’t want them to struggle with Hebrew as she did in college. Neither does she want them to lose their own identity, language, heritage and culture.

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Israeli girl wins swimming gold at Youth Olympic Games

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:00am
From JTA


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Israel started the first day of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires with a gold medal in swimming.

Anastasia Gorbenko, 15, won the women’s 200m individual medley on Sunday while setting an Israeli record of 2:12.88.


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IsraAID teams help North Carolina, Philippines, Indonesia

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


The Israeli humanitarian NGO is sending volunteers to assist in the wake of the latest round of devastating natural disasters.


On September 30, IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid sent a six-member emergency response team to North Carolina, where Hurricane Florence caused large-scale damage.


A second team of about six will fly out this week to help the local community in home recovery and debris removal, and assessing long-term needs as the area recovers.
 
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Developed in Israel, digital glasses offer hope to visually impaired

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 12:00am
By: By: Leoni Jesner, Israel21c IN WIN/World Israel News


Groundbreaking digital eyewear now under development in Israel projects images only onto the healthy parts of eyes with retinal damage.

Israeli company ICI Vision has developed digital eyewear with the potential to give millions of legally blind people the ability to see.

The company’s Orama high-tech glasses are the brainchild of Haim Chayet, an Israeli optic physicist who was originally creating augmented-reality goggles for motorcyclists.

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Israeli medical team brings CPR skills to Africa

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00am
By Brian Blum for Israel21c


The Rambam team taught their local counterparts CPR equipment maintenance, case-management techniques, and basic and advanced resuscitation methods.


Into a country where medicine, manpower and equipment are all in short supply came the Israelis. Their goal: to teach advanced CPR in the heart of Africa.


A senior delegation from the Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa recently gave an emergency medicine course to local doctors and nursing staff in the village of Nakuru, Kenya.


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