11.04.2012



Staying on a Mediterranean or low-carb
diet gives long-lasting health benefits e
ven if some weight is gained back,
 according to a new Israeli study.

Herbs, spices, seeds, nuts, olive oil and other plant-based foods are the backbone of the Mediterranean diet. Photo by Flash90

Herbs, spices, seeds, nuts, olive oil and other plant-based foods are the backbone of the Mediterranean diet. Photo by Flash90


An early-stage Israeli invention could one
 day make the surgical biopsy obsolete.
Weizmann Institute researchers Ori Katz, left, and Eran Small.

Weizmann Institute researchers Ori Katz, left, and Eran Small.

An illustration of how the device “sees” around corners.
An illustration of how the device “sees” around corners

To open in 2014, the Eastern Mediterranean
 College will offer select students a chance
 to learn tools for the betterment of
their home countries.

The campus of the future Eastern Mediterranean College.

The campus of the future Eastern Mediterranean College.

Students will dorm in ecologically built facilities.
Students will dorm in ecologically built facilities designed by Yoav Messer Architects.
'Improving the world, for Israelis, is a way of life.
 Entering situations of uncertainty is less trauma
tic because that's life here,' says Roni Einav.

The campus of the future Eastern Mediterranean College.

The campus of the future Eastern Mediterranean College.

Students will dorm in ecologically built facilities.
Students will dorm in ecologically built facilities designed by Yoav Messer Architects.
The director of a natural medicine
 research center in Jerusalem says
 Israeli plants such as seaweed are
 'treasures' waiting to reveal
healing secrets.
Roni Einav, Israeli high-tech pioneer.
Nordau to NASDAQ dust jacket.
A world’s-first Israeli nerve-stimulation
device balances the autonomic nervous
system of heart-failure patients.

The CardioFit neurostimulator.


sraeli women are dominant in all three
 areas of biomedical engineering — inventions,
industry and investment.

Compugen CEO Anat Cohen-Dayag.

Metallo Therapy founder and CEO Amal Ayoub speaking at an Israeli conference on women in business.

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Galit Zuckerman, CEO of Medasense Biometrics
Prenatal diagnostics expert Hamutal Meiri.
Kinneret Savitsky, CEO of BioLineRx.

A new study explains why certain patients
 develop severe infections after chemotherapy
 and suggests how to avoid this side effect.

Not all white blood cells are created equal. Image via www.shutterstock.com

Not all white blood cells are created equal. Image via www.shutterstock.com


An Arab-Israeli scientist is perfecting a method
for injecting gold nanoparticles into cancer cells
 to make them more vulnerable to radiation.

Amal Ayoub is both the CEO and CTO of Metallo Therapy.

Amal Ayoub is both the CEO and CTO of Metallo Therapy.


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
ISRAEL21c has put together a list of the top
 10 latest Israeli advances in breast cancer.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Israeli scientists hope to improve the odds. Photo by www.shutterstock.com

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Israeli scientists hope to improve the odds. Photo by www.shutterstock.com

Members of Orphaned Land have taken the
 unusual step of applying for Turkish citizenship,
which will allow them to put on
shows for fans in Arab nations.

Orphaned Land - music without a nation or religion.

Orphaned Land - music without a nation or religion.


 
Tamar Yaniv’s Preen.Me just raised $800,000 to
make her site the go-to peer authority in the $60 billio

Preen.Me uses the power of crowd-sourcing to help women find the right beauty products.

Preen.Me uses the power of crowd-sourcing to help women find the right beauty products.


Tamar Yaniv went from online poker to online beauty.
Tamar Yaniv went from online poker to online beauty.

CoolWork is an application that helps
 kids do homework more effectively.
 But it won’t cheat for you.

sCoolWork aims to take the pain out of schoolwork, enabling the students to focus on learning and developing their skills. Photo by www.shutterstock.com

sCoolWork aims to take the pain out of schoolwork,

 enabling the students to focus on learning and developing

 their skills. Photo by www.shutterstock.com


Smartype lets you see what you’re typing
 on a built-in screen, without shiftingyour
eyes from keys to screen. It has apps, too.

An embedded screen lets Smartype users see what they’re typing without looking up at the screen. Photo by Amos Bar-Ze'ev
An embedded screen lets Smartype users see what they’re
 typing without looking up at the screen. Photo by Amos Bar-Ze’ev
A video publishing platform turns content into
 a dynamic video with music, news feeds and a
 human-sounding narrator.

Zohar Dayan, right, and Yotam Cohen are creators of text-to-video publishing service Wibbitz.

Zohar Dayan, right, and Yotam Cohen are creators of text-to-video publishing service Wibbitz.



Telecomm, Internet, media and entertainment companies are the focus of a new Tel Aviv incubator with a $4 million investment.

TheTime’s Nir Tarlovski.

TheTime’s Nir Tarlovski.


Cake maven Ron Ben-Israel opens the third
 season of the Food Network’s competition
among pastry chefs.
Ron Ben-Israel putting the finishing touches on one of his wedding cakes.

Ron Ben-Israel putting the finishing touches on one of his wedding cakes.


Blue-and-white technology with a green
outlook could cheaply give mobility to
 thousands of people with disabilities.

The world's first wheelchair made out of cardboard could be a game-changer for thousands of people with disabilities. (Illustration of wheelchair uses Shutterstock.com images)

The world's first wheelchair made out of cardboard could be a game-changer for thousands of people with disabilities. (Illustration of wheelchair uses Shutterstock.com images)


Israeli company makes a mini-sewage plan
 to help small wineries, olive oil and cheese
-makers deal with the pollutants\
 from their industries.

Waste from small olive presses, cheese factories and wineries is not good for the water or soil.

Waste from small olive presses, cheese factories

 and wineries is not good for the water or soil.

MISTOWW safely processes agricultural waste.
MISTOWW is portable so it can be shared among several businesses.

An Arab-Israeli group is recycling traditional
 Arabic construction techniques for keeping
 a house cool in summer, warm in winter.

The “green” building in Sakhnin.

The “green” building in Sakhnin.

Hussein Tarabeih, executive director of the Towns Association for Environmental Quality-Agan Beit Natufa
Hussein Tarabeih, executive director of the Towns
 Association for Environmental Quality-Agan Beit Natufa

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