Science & Technology
- Written by Buzzy Gordon
The MIXiii Biomed Conference 2017, one of the world’s most prestigious conferences in the the area of bio-medicine, is being held in Tel Aviv this week, May 23-25, 2017, at the David Intercontinental Hotel. Now in its 16th year, Biomed, the largest annual event on the calendar of the vibrant Israeli life sciences community, is attended by prominent health professionals from Israel and the world. Alongside the sessions, the conference venue is also hosting exhibits of biotechnology companies and startups in the field of life sciences.
- Written by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, April 5, 2017 — The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has announced the launch of a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research (http://cannabinoids.huji.ac.il). The new Center will serve as one of the world’s leading institutes for conducting and coordinating research about cannabinoids, endocannabinoids and medicalCannabis. In addition, it will promote collaboration and disseminate information.
Staffed by some of the world’s leading scientists and medical doctors from the Hebrew University and its affiliated Hadassah Medical Center, the Multidisciplinary Center is already supporting exciting new research. In February 2017, the Center awarded funding to three research projects:
—The effects of CBD on traumatic brain injury (Prof. Rami Yaka & Prof. Oren Ostresetzer)
—The anti-angiogenic and anti-cancer activity of cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) agonists (Dr. Ofra Benny)
—Effect of a Cannabis extract on acute radicular pain and on analgesics (Prof. Elyad Davidson)
- Written by President’s Spokesperson
President Reuven Rivlin today (Thursday), was presented at his residence with a special issue of the renowned medical journal, The Lancet, dedicated to Israel’s healthcare system and medical innovations in Israel. The President received the special publication from Lancet Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Richard Horton. The meeting was also attended by senior medical figures and researchers who had contributed to the publication.
- Written by Rambam Health Care Campus
A new, cutting- edge technology that allows for complete medical information confidentiality was implemented at Rambam last week. The BIG DATA software enables physicians and researchers to conduct a wide range of searches quickly, all while maintaining patients' medical record confidentiality.