PD1 Cancer Cure-tech with Competition

smart patients pd1 In order to improve cancer treatment, scientists have been searching for unique targets for immuno-therapeutics to ramp up the fight against cancer. One such target that has generated a lot of buzz is PD1. What is PD1? PD1(Programmed cell death protein 1) is a receptor expressed on the surface of cells in the immune system and […] Continue reading →

Coeruleus: Perking up the Morning After

sleep-wuster-studio-1708368-o Background According to a recent report by US health officials, 8.5 million Americans used prescription sleep aids in the last month. However, this is just a fraction of those suffering from some form of sleep disorder which affects approximately 50 to 70 million Americans. The most common prescription sleep aids (including: Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata) are […] Continue reading →

Israeli Startup to Save Your Skin

orscan slider img2 Background Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is increasing in incidence at a rate faster than any other potentially preventable cancer in the US. Risk factors for developing melanoma are both genetic and environmental and include family history, presence of atypical moles (aka nevi), high number of moles, excessive sun or UV exposure, […] Continue reading →

Golden Ticket to Advancing Artificial Skin

skin slider Since the birth of electronics man has fantasized about unifying them with the human body. Recently, Scientists at the Technion have been doing exactly that by advancing technology to create electronic artificial skin (e-skin). While current e-skin can only detect touch, their technology boasts the ability to detect three kinds of data simultaneously; touch, temperature, […] Continue reading →

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a Drug

pill In a day and age when we use computers to find anything and from the perfect restaurant to a potential spouse it is no surprise that drug makers are similarly searching for their next great fit in silico (read: by computer). Computer aided drug discovery (CADD) is no new concept and it has evolved from […] Continue reading →

Biomed Israel 2013… An Introduction

ILSI-BioMed One year ago, I was driving through the Negev desert with Nir, my dad’s best friend, army buddy, and former partner in crime picking his brain about his job working as a consultant with some of Israel’s biomedical companies. I asked him what he thought was the most exciting thing happening in Israel right now […] Continue reading →