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2014-01-07 12:27:31

Enrollment in the Multicenter Trial Begins in Soroka Medical Center in Israel REHOVOT, Israel, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Inhalation Therapies (AIT Ltd.), an Israeli drug development company, announced today that it has begun enrollment in Israel for a multicenter, open label, Phase II clinical trial of NOxCureCF, a respiratory treatment for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). NOxCureCF is a specialized formulation of inhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) delivered using...

2013-12-16 08:25:41

REHOVOT, Israel, December 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Inhalation Therapies (AIT), a leader in the development of innovative therapeutics for the treatment of infectious respiratory diseases, announced today the appointment of Hannah Blau, M.B.B.S,to its scientific advisory board. Prof. Hannah Blau holds the position of Director, Pulmonary institute & Chair of the Graub Cystic Fibrosis Center, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, and is an Associate...

2013-08-21 12:27:11

REHOVOT, Israel, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - AIT focuses on treatments for infectious respiratory diseases including, bronchiolitis, cystic fibrosis, and pneumonia. - With 4 million members, Clalit Health Services is Israel's largest HMO and the second-largest HMO in the world. - Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel (SCMCI) is the only children hospital in Israel, with over 250 beds, of which...

2012-02-21 13:22:33

90 percent detection rate in clinical tests for multiple types of cancers A simple blood test is being developed by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel that may provide early detection of many types of cancer. Prof. Kapelushnik of BGU's Faculty of Health Sciences and his team developed a device that illuminates cancer cells with less than a teaspoon of blood. The test uses infrared light to detect miniscule...

2011-09-14 14:58:47

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined scientifically, for the first time, that voting is a stressful event, inducing measurable hormonal changes. As the United States nears another election day, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined scientifically, for the first time, that voting is a stressful event, inducing measurable hormonal changes. According to Prof. Hagit Cohen from the Anxiety and Stress Research Unit at BGU's...

2009-10-08 08:12:49

H2 Blocker drugs, such as Famotidine, Cimetidine and Ranitidine, approved in the U.S. for acid reflux (heartburn), pose no significant risks for the fetus according to a large collaborative cohort study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology provides significant reassurance for the safety of the fetus when H2 blocker drugs are given to women to relieve acid reflux during pregnancy. H2 blockers are among the most...

2009-07-30 13:14:10

Pregnant women have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in the summer months due to dehydration, according to a study conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU).The retrospective population-based study was published in the July issue of Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The main objective of the study was to determine whether the summer season is a risk factor for oligohydramnios, by comparing the frequency of amniotic...

2008-06-17 12:00:00

By JUDY SIEGEL A 42-year-old chronic sufferer of multiple sclerosis who called for help recently after suffering chest pains and breathing difficulties while tending her two-year-old son was not only saved by the medic, but her toddler was taken home and treated as a member of the family for days during her hospitalization. United Hatzolah received notification from Magen David Adom of the call for help from the Dimona woman. Medic Ya'acov Yifrah evaluated the situation, recognized...

2006-12-04 18:00:51

By Carli Teproff, The Miami Herald Dec. 4--Aventura has fired the principal of the city-run charter school, citing a need for a change in leadership. Aventura City of Excellence School principal Katherine Bray Murphy was fired Friday after she refused to resign, according to City Manager Eric Soroka. "It was necessary to have a change of leadership," Soroka said. "Normally, action like this would wait until the end of the school year. However, the circumstances wouldn't allow that."...