On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

October 21, 2017 by Michael Kuttner
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Discoveries, innovations and world “firsts” combined with other positive developments kick start the post (Jewish) New Year into high gear.

MORE AMAZING MEDICAL RESEARCH

Israeli researchers have discovered that monitoring the motion of eyelids can help diagnose eye diseases and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s.

An eyelid motion monitor (EMM) under advanced development at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa can diagnose certain diseases.   Not yet commercialised, the device – which attaches to standard refraction glasses used in eye exams — already has won several international awards and was ranked in the top 20 in the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge – Europe Design Contest.

Over the past two years, a prototype of the device has been used in clinical trials at Emek Medical Center in Afula. According to the researchers, the device has the potential to diagnose every disease that is expressed neurologically, such as ptosis, thyroid eye disease, Parkinson’s disease, myasthenia gravis, and third and seventh cranial nerve palsy.

EYE OPENING ADVANCE

An early-stage Israeli ophthalmic medical devices startup has developed a revolutionary artificial cornea implant that holds out hope to millions of blind and visually impaired people suffering from diseases of the cornea.

This synthetic cornea uses advanced cell technology to integrate artificial optics within ocular tissue.

After successful initial tests on animals, it is planned to move to human implantations in Israel in the middle of next year, and also to begin a larger clinical trial of 20 to 60 patients in the United States. The surgical procedure takes just 30 minutes, and the company believes it can provide an efficient remedy for millions.

PIT STOP FOR PELICANS

Migrating pelicans can once again stop by for a mouthful of fish in Israel.

The Agriculture Ministry announced that it will keep funding a pet project to feed thousands of Great White Pelicans who fly annually over the country. The idea is to centralize their feeding ground at a central Israeli reservoir so the birds do not harm the livelihood of farmers by poaching fish from nearby breeding grounds.

ISRAEL GIVES TWO BLACK EYES TO BDS

Despite opposition by anti-Israel elements, an Israeli woman was elected to a top UN space committee. 

An Israeli representative was elected to the bureau of the United Nations’ Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on Tuesday following a vote in the United Nations General Assembly Fourth Committee.

This was the first time an Israeli was elected to the prestigious position.

Despite repeated calls to expel Israeli medical organisations from international bodies, the World Medical Association has elected an Israeli as president.

Israeli Medical Association (IMA) Chairman Prof. Leonid Eidelman has been chosen to serve as the next president of the World Medical Association.

SHOCK AND HORROR AT THE UNHRC

Watch as this morally corrupt UN organisation is stunned into silence:

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