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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Health

Procedure was part of early clinical trial of human bone tissue grown in the lab from stem cells of the patient, so there’s no risk of rejection

Medical history was made at Emek Medical Center in Afula this week when semi-liquid live human bone tissue grown in a lab from a 40-year-old patient’s own fat cells was transplanted into the patient’s arm by injection.

The patient had suffered significant bone loss in his arm as the result of a car accident and previously underwent several unsuccessful surgeries.

The procedure was part of an early-stage clinical trial of a revolutionary tissue-engineering technology developed by Bonus BioGroup of Haifa. A hospital spokeswoman told ISRAEL21c that it is too early to report results in this

But drug maker, heart experts question methodology of analysis

Are new medicines for people with out-of-control cholesterol wildly overpriced? It’s a question that’s sparking debate among consumers and providers of care.

Now, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) report that the price of these drugs -- called PCSK9 inhibitors -- would have to be slashed by a whopping 71 percent to be deemed cost-effective.

PCSK9 inhibitors are a relatively new class of medicines

First-of-Its Kind Campaign to Fund Promising Immunotherapy Research in Israel, A Global Leader in Cancer Research

The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) recently announced the establishment of The Immunotherapy Promise™ fund, a groundbreaking, collaborative campaign bringing together the leading funder of immunotherapy research internationally with North America’s largest nonprofit dedicated to supporting Israeli cancer research.

The new fund will promote research

More short-term stays the biggest factor fueling the increase

More than half of Americans will find themselves in a nursing home at some point in their lives, a new study shows.

That eclipses the 35 percent estimate used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the researchers added.

“Lifetime use of nursing homes is considerably greater than previously thought, mostly due to an increase in short stays of less than three weeks,” said lead researcher Michael Hurd. He is director

Governmental committee recommends allowing export of cannabis smoking products, oils, tablets and evaporation-based products from licensed growers

Israel may soon start exporting medical cannabis to countries where it is legal for medicinal use, following the recommendation of a government committee approved earlier this week by the ministries of health and finance.

The committee recommended allowing the export of cannabis smoking products, oils, tablets and evaporation-based products from