The brain’s Cerebral Cortex is mapped while the patient is awake
With the sorely inadequate supply of donated human organs – from kidneys to livers and lungs to hearts – available in Israel, scientists here have invested years of research into producing artificial tissue for transplant. But until the technique can proceed, a way must be found to create effective arteries, veins and capillaries to supply blood to the artificial tissue.
An international research group that includes Israeli scientists has deciphered genetic code – its sequence and genome structure – of the deadly parasite Trypanosoma brucei that causes sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa. The discovery could lead to the development of treatments to protect people from it.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a very cruel neurological disease, usually first appearing during the third, fourth or fifth decade of life – the prime of life – and totally unpredictable. The insulating cover – called myelin – of the axons of nerve cells that carry electrical impulses in the brain and spinal cord is attacked by the body’s immune system, which recognizes it as an “intruder.”
Machines have for centuries worked for humankind, but can they also think for us? It seems they can, and this amazing but potentially frightening development is called artificial (or machine) intelligence (AI). Unlike natural human or animal intelligence, AI devices survey their surroundings and take aim at a target, imitating human learning, problem solving and carrying out other types of cognitive functions.
God created Adam, and then Eve, with perfect bodies. Thus He didn’t provide spare parts. But in recent decades, due to aging and people’s abuse of their own bodies because they are obese, smoke and do not exercise or eat properly, researchers have developed 3-dimensional (3D) printers to create some artificial parts to extend human… Read more »
Sometimes, all it takes to make a change that saves lives are two physicians and one nurse from Israel. Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center recently sent two senior physicians and a pediatric nurse to Nakuru, Kenya, to teach the local medical teams advanced resuscitation skills. Just a few days of lectures, practice, simulations and individual training… Read more »