Functional Human Liver Cells Successfully Grown in Israeli Lab
Functional human liver cells were successfully grown in an Israeli lab, and Israel’s Enopace has seen the first operation to implant its new catheter-based neuro-stimulator to treat patients with congestive heart failure.
By: Michael Ordman
ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Functional human liver cells grown in the Lab
More news of the work of Hebrew University of Jerusalem Professor Yaakov Nahmias. Now he has been able to use the chemical Oncostatin to double the speed of liver cell production outside the body.
First implantation of groundbreaking heart device
Israel’s Enopace has seen the first operation to implant its new catheter-based neuro-stimulator to treat patients with congestive heart failure. The procedure was performed by Professor Davor Milicic, head of Cardiology at Zagreb Medical University.
Success in trials of arthritis treatment
Israeli biotech Kitov has announced that its KIT-302 treatment for osteoarthritis successfully reduced arthritic pain in UK trials on 152 patients, without risk of heart problems. In fact KIT-302 is the only treatment for both osteoarthritis and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Japan turns to Israeli tech to treat radiation disease
Japan’s Fukushima Medical University and Israel’s Pluristem Therapeutics are to develop Pluristem’s PLX-R18 cells to treat acute radiation syndrome (ARS). Radiation continues to spread following the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.
Prize-winning voice technology
Israel’s VoiceITT won the 2015 Medica medical app competition in Dusseldorf with its Talkitt platform that translates the speech of people with communication disabilities. Medica
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