On the other hand

May 29, 2022 by Michael Kuttner
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We are so fortunate that Israel continues to be at the forefront of medical research and development of groundbreaking treatments.

No medical system is without its financial challenges and problems but when one experiences first-hand the access to first-class care that all Israelis are entitled to, one realizes that compared to many other countries, far larger and wealthier than Israel, how fortunate we are.

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Bar-Ilan University researchers have discovered the mechanism responsible for information transfer between different regions of the brain.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, from the Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sagol School of Neuroscience, have unravelled a mechanism shared by mutations in the genes ADNP and SHANK3, which cause autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

According to the researchers, the encouraging results may lead to effective treatments for a range of rare syndromes that impair brain functions and cause autism, schizophrenia, and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Australia’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Israel’s Sheba Medical Center have signed an agreement to foster new international research collaborations and opportunities for staff development.



 Anyone who has driven in Israel will know that our roads are jammed and that driving here can be a nerve-wracking challenge.

Medical innovation is not the only field in which Israel is a world leader. Here is a glimpse into what the near future may look like.

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 Here is another one of those “only in Israel” episodes where a long lost piece of history is suddenly rediscovered.

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