On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

September 9, 2017 by Michael Kuttner
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Under reported by most of the world’s media, Israel continues to make positive advances in the fields of medical research while at the same time offering assistance to other countries.

Summer is slowly winding down but cultural activities are still in full swing.

ALZHEIMER’S AND YOUR EYES

 Diagnosing Alzheimer’s today is an expensive, invasive and not always readily available process, mainly utilizing PET brain imaging and lumbar puncturing.

What if all a physician had to do was plug-in a portable scanner and train it on a patient’s eyes? That would save money, minimize patient discomfort and make earlier testing much more common.

That is exactly what an Israeli startup company, RetiSpec, hopes to build and begin testing in the next 12 months. This revolutionary Alzheimer’s scanner is intended to identify the spectral signature of neuropathological changes indicating Alzheimer’s in a matter of seconds.

With Israeli researchers engaged in work to actually arrest and eventually to cure this affliction the future looks promising.

 

BRINGING A SMILE TO AFRICAN CHILDREN

 Two plastic surgeons from Rambam Medical Center in Haifa recently returned from Ghana where they were on a mission to correct facial deformities in local children.

Their patients ranged in age from a few months old to young men and women in their 20s. They came from all over Ghana, some as far as 500 miles away. Most of the operations were on cleft lips and palates, while others dealt with more complex surgeries on facial deformities.

The procedures are done at no cost to the children or their families, and are funded by Operation Smile, a US-based humanitarian organization.

 

ANOTHER BDS SUPPORTER SURRENDERS

 In 2015 the City Council of Iceland’s Capital, Reykjavik, voted to impose a blanket boycott of Israel. Now an Israeli tech firm has launched the world’s first commercial food delivery route based entirely on unmanned aerial vehicles.

Reykjavik, a coastal city is subdivided by a large bay and several smaller rivers that make the transportation of goods time consuming and cumbersome. Several restaurants and supermarkets have already subscribed to this new service.

Boycotters – eat your heart out!!!

 

ANNUAL TZFAT KLEZMER FESTIVAL

 

Enjoy the sights and sounds of this annual cultural happening which attracts thousands of locals and tourists:

 

 

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