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Israelis receive a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit Health Fund vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

One dose of Pfizer’s vaccine cuts infection rate by a third after two weeks,...

A single dose of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine lowers the chance of contracting the disease by a third after two weeks, according to a new Israeli study. The findings of the study, which was conducted...
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Let’s hope this lockdown is Israel’s last

One of the lessons officials tasked with managing Israel’s anti-coronavirus campaign have come to learn is that in a situation the likes of which Israel faces today, where 4,000 new infections are confirmed every...
A team of Israeli medical experts lands in Italy on Dec. 2, 2020, to help a Piedmont District hospital cope with a surge in COVID-19 patients. Photo: Courtesy/Sheba Medical Center.

Israeli medical team aids COVID-19 battle in northern Italy

An experienced team of 20 doctors and nurses from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center flew to northern Italy at midnight on Dec. 2 to assist a local hospital dealing with a serious outbreak of COVID-19. This...
Israeli orthopedic surgeon Dr. Elhanan Bar-On, head of the Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response. Credit: Sheba Medical Center.

A doctor without borders

Micka, 23, was the last person rescued from under the rubble of the January 2010 Haiti earthquake and brought to the Israel Defense Forces field hospital in Port-au-Prince. Though one leg had to be amputated,...
Nurse Hela Litwin administers Israel's first SARs-CoV-2 vaccine, BriLife, to volunteer Segev Harel at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan in Nov. 1, 2020. Credit: Israeli Defense Ministry Spokesperson's Office.

Clinical trials of Israeli coronavirus vaccine underway

The first Israeli SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was administered at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan on Sunday to the first volunteer in a clinical trial. The vaccine, called “BriLife,” was developed by the...
Professor Eli Schwartz (center), flanked on the left by Eli Assolin, CEO and co-founder of Newsight Imaging, and on the right by Eyal Yatskan, CTO and co-founder of Newsight Imaging. Credit: Newsight Imaging.

Israeli hospital reports successful trials for saliva-based coronavirus test

An Israeli hospital’s innovation center has announced a 95 percent success rate in clinical trials for a new saliva-based coronavirus test that provides nearly instant results. “After testing hundreds of patients under laboratory conditions, we...
Researchers on the COVID-19 response effort at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, from left: Professor Angel Porgador, deputy vice president for research and development; Dr. Roi Gazit; and Avishay Edrir, March 2020. Photo Credit: Dani Machlis/BGU.

Israeli universities, institutes lead the fight against coronavirus

Israeli universities and institutes—and their affiliated academics, researchers, doctors, scientists and students—are leading the fight against the coronavirus. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, the Technion‒Israel Institute of Technology, Rambam Health Care Campus, Migal Galilee...
Safra Children Hospital, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer. Credit: David Shay via Wikimedia Commons.

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center ranked among world’s top 10 best hospitals

Newsweek ranked Israel’s Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer as the world’s ninth best hospital for 2020, moving up one spot from last year’s list. The weekly magazine noted the hospital’s breakthrough research in cardiology, gynecology, genetics and...
Pipes Bridge, Beersheva, Israel. Credit: Alexey Goral via Wikimedia Commons.

Proposal considered for Israel’s largest hospital to be built in Beersheva

The largest hospital in Israel will be built in Beersheva if a proposal to expand an area that the city can develop will be approved by the National Council for Planning and Construction, according to Calcalist. If approved,...
Four Israeli heart specialists from the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hasomer en route to a hospital in Cyprus with life-saving technology to save a woman who was suffering cardiac issues following childbirth. Source: Facebook.

Team of Israeli doctors fly to Cyprus to save woman’s life

A team of four Israeli heart specialists traveled to a hospital in Cyprus with life-saving technology to save a woman who was suffering cardiac issues following childbirth, the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer revealed on...