Israel’s Good News Newsletter to 20th Jul 2014

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  • Two Israeli biotechs have developed solutions to eliminate diabetes.
  • An Israeli system can train your brain so that you can read without glasses.
  • Israeli hospitals are treating Gazan children, UN peacekeepers and the President of Zambia.
  • An Israeli alarm system reminds drivers not to leave their baby in a hot car.
  • Japan’s research & development agreement with Israel is its first with any foreign country.
  • Israel beat Germany and Japan at the Lacrosse World Cup to become world number 7.
  • Despite the rockets from Gaza, 900 Jews began new lives in Israel last week.

Transforming liver cells to cure type 1 diabetes. Israel’s Orgenesis is a pioneer in the field of “cellular trans-differentiation”, a process to transform a type 1 diabetic patient’s own liver cells into new insulin-producing cells.  Orgenesis is partnering with Belgium’s MaSTherCell to scale up development.


Minimally invasive implant to cure diabetes.  Globes “startup of the week” is Israel’s Endobetix with its implanted device that traps bile fluids and diverts them to another part of the intestine.  The result is lower blood sugar without drugs or major surgery; hence no more diabetes.


Get rid of your reading glasses.  Scientists at Israel’s GlassesOff have developed a proprietary method for improving near vision sharpness, by improving the image processing function in the visual cortex of the brain.  A smartphone app can turn back the age clock of your eyes by over 8.5 years.

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Children are not our enemies. While her hometown is under constant missile attack from Gaza, Irena Nosel from Ashdod cares for critically ill Gazan childrens in Israel’s Wolfson Medical Center.  Irena is pediatric ICU head nurse for Israeli charity Save A Child’s Heart. Plus another similar article.


Zambia president receives medical treatment in Israel. Zambian President Michael Sata, 76, was receiving medical treatment in Israel.  Sata suffered a heart attack in 2008.


Israel signs first-of-its-kind R&D agreement with Japan.  Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Toshimitsu Motegi has signed an industrial research and development collaboration agreement with Israel’s Minister of Economy Naftali Bennett. Israel is the first country with which Japan has signed such an agreement.,7340,L-4539301,00.html


400 French Jews immigrate despite Gaza terrorists.  Some 400 French Jews have just made Aliyah, undeterred by the ongoing rocket fire and conflict with terrorist groups in Gaza. Most of the immigrants are from the Paris area. They include 195 minors and 18 babies. 900 Jews made Aliyah in the past week.


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