Category: medicine & health

A new biologically inspired “injectable cryogel whole-cell cancer vaccine” combines patient-specific harvested cancer cells and immune-stimulating chemicals or biological molecules to help the body attack cancer. It has been developed by scientists at Harvard’s Wyss Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Continue reading

Rapid development and testing of drug may bring current epidemic in west Africa to an end and control future outbreaks, experts say Continue reading

A recombinant, replication-competent vesicular stomatitis virus-based vaccine expressing a surface glycoprotein of Zaire Ebolavirus (rVSV-ZEBOV) is a promising Ebola vaccine candidate. We report the results of an interim analysis of a trial of rVSV-ZEBOV in Guinea, west Africa. Continue reading

MediSafe’s platform is much more than a medication-reminder app. Photo: courtesy

Distinct from reminder apps that are ‘just glorified alarm clocks,’ Medisafe provides additional tools to keep patients on their medications.

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Teva’s Jerusalem headquarters. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90

Teva Pharmaceuticals makes history with $40.5b deal; Allergan purchase is the largest-ever acquisition by an Israeli company.

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EyeControl CTO Itai Kornberg, left, and Prize4Life CEO Shay Rishoni demonstrating the technology at the Israeli Brain Technology Conference. Photo: courtesy

Israeli entrepreneurs launch crowdfunding campaign to make affordable smart glasses enabling ALS, stroke sufferers to communicate

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NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”  Continue reading


In-body microchips that deliver medicine in doses either pre-determined or controlled by doctors from outside the body could be the next big thing in drug delivery, and Teva Pharmaceuticals has jumped onto the bandwagon. Continue reading

Twitter Goes Public On The New York Stock Exchange

Twitter pulled a brightly flashing Vine ad from its website Friday after receiving complaints from an epilepsy charity. Continue reading

Innovation can be fast, cheap and outside corporate control Continue reading