Made in Israel – Medicine

On January 8th 2011 a gunman opened fire in Tucson Arizona his target was congresswoman gabrielle Giffords who was shot in the head at point-blank range to stop the bleeding EMTs used a special bandage that puts pressure on wounds and prevents infection first responders said the bandage saved Giffords life and it's one of many medical breakthroughs that got its start in Israel Israel has one of the highest life expectancies in the world actually our life expectancy here is about four years longer than the USO if anyone wants to come move to Israel on average you could add four years to your life from fighting cancer to giving sight to the blind to making the lame walk again Israel is leading the world in medical innovation every day millions of Americans use some kind of medical treatment that came from Israel from sambucol a cold and flu medicine made from elderberries to amniocentesis used to detect prenatal abnormalities there's a wireless laser that will someday replace the dentistry and the pill can a tiny camera and a capsule it takes pictures from inside your colon eliminating the need for a colonoscopy millions and millions and millions of these procedures are done every year what if you could make them painless pain-free and non invasive and take a lot of the risk out of that procedure that's a classic Israeli solution to a problem in the field of medicine finding a cure for cancer is one of the biggest goals and although a full cure is still in the future Israeli scientists are making huge advances the news is full of stories about dogs who can smell everything from epilepsy to cancer in their owners so one scientist took that idea and refined it if the dogs can smell cancer we for sure can do it in a little bit more sophisticated way we can communicate with the device much better than we can communicate with the dog Hassam hike developed an early warning system for cancer the Nano artificial nose can detect tumors before they're even visible on x-rays just by analyzing a patient's breath the device can give the results within five minutes to one hour more or less many diagnostic tools require to swallow a radioactive or active material in – in order to make the diagnosis possible we don't expose it to any risky x-rays or beams that might make cancer by themselves the artificial nose is still in clinical trials where the accuracy rates range from 86 to 97 percent and it's also being customized to sniff out other diseases as well like Alzheimer's Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis our ultimate vision is to bring this device in an inexpensive and very portable way to everybody whether these people live in the Western countries or they live in the third world because we believe that we have to fulfill a little bit democracy other Israeli scientists are focusing on the treatment of cancer and they're doing everything from burning tumors with thermal heat to freezing them with liquid nitrogen one doctor is even developing a vaccine for cancer the M usin vaccine trains the body's immune cells to attack a specific molecule found only in cancer and since only the cancer cells are targeted the vaccine has no side effects like chemo and radiation with one shot every few months the body's immune system will keep it under control we're just educating the immune system to do what it you know would try to do itself we're not inventing anything in the first clinical trial the vaccine successfully triggered the immune system in all 15 patients you will see in the future I think we enter a field which is very attractive and we just scratched the beginning of faith think we have lot more thing to come and I'm very encouraged by what I've seen in 1829 the introduction of Braille revolutionized the way blind people read and write today Israeli inventors are taking that revolution a step further for people with limited sight there's a new device called the or cam it's a pocket-sized computer linked to a small camera that clips onto your glasses the camera sees what you see and when you point your finger at something the or cam will read it for you everything from menus to street signs and for those with total vision loss there's project ray the first-ever smartphone for the blind with the tap of a finger users can make phone calls send tax and even surf the web domain bucka cool Anitha holy while these inventions are giving blind people more independence another one is actually restoring their sight a company called nano retina is focusing on people who have lost their sight from macular degeneration they've created the bionic eye an implant that provides users with grayscale vision a big improvement over total blindness necessity is mother of all inventions and Israelis sometimes tend to think outside of the box and if there is an obstacle we do not hit our forehead at the obstacle but we go around it we found a solution one of those solutions is giving new life to people who were told they would never walk again I couldn't understand why wheelchairs are the only solution a paralyzed person in 1997 a meek gopher was paralyzed in a car accident and since then he's been on a mission to put the wheelchair out of business so he designed something called the ReWalk a brace that uses motors to help paraplegics walk and even drive a car ironically gopher couldn't use his own invention since he's a quadriplegic and the device requires the use of the arms but he soon found a veteran who was more than willing to try it shuttle families Aquila shyamala sipping when the doctor told me that I'm lucky to be alive usually massage any bald but my injury would leave me paralyzed everything became dark rowdy kyuf is a former Israeli paratrooper who was injured in south Lebanon Levi's vanity potentially in one of the rehabilitation centers in central Israel I met amigo Phil he told me that had developed a device that helps burbly Jake in my condition to walk a valet I didn't believe I'd be able to stand up after I tried it and the device made me stand up I was amazed but shallows Phil Matheny my daughter was three years old back then she looked at me and said dad you are tall that made my day the bottom line is seeing the families it is very exciting they see that a beloved one stands then you want to cry this is the first time I was really excited Roddy started using the ReWalk six years ago and since then the device has gone global in 2012 but young woman named Claire Lomas used the ReWalk in the London Marathon she walked the 26 miles in 17 days earning her the nickname Bionic Woman Simone I'm gonna treasure the rest of my life I dance 4 times a week and I love it very much and I knew that I that I'm not gonna stop just because I am diabetic shy bar Shira is a dancer a student and the type 1 diabetic she is also a pioneer chai was one of the first people to try a new Israeli medical device the artificial pancreas it's still in the experimental stage and right now it's just a laptop with a series of sensors that monitor the patient's blood sugar eventually the laptop will be replaced by a microchip in an insulin pump dr. ma che Philip is one of the developers I promised my patient many times that one day they will get rid of their diabetes so it's by the fact that we are not able to cure diabetes yet we would like to enable our patient to live their life without thinking of their diabetes all the time you have to understand type 1 diabetes especially during childhood is something that keeps you busy the entire day it's there all the time dr. Philip oversaw clinical trials for children in Israel Slovenia and Germany but shy was the first one to use the device at home without medical supervision each time that my levels drop it gives me a very very strong alarm it tells me that I have to eat right away and if my labs go very high it fixes my level it calculates himself how much is that I should take and it gives it an automatic order to my pump to give me that insulin and I'm all balanced even more balanced that I will when I went to sleep and that's amazing I think we are going to change the life of our patients and this is the entire idea to bring back the spontaneity to the life of our patient to freedom from being busy we're thinking about how to control the blood glucose level all the time and especially during the night I feel there is so much effort made to out the diabetics feel like you know what you have this disease but don't worry we're trying to cure it we're trying to make the treatment better more comfortable and we'll get there feeling that I help other people too it gives me the strength to keep on if I am a part of something big I feel that I'm not alone in this business and it gives me a lot of hope you


  1. No matter what the bone heads say; Israel is the future. Go ahead Israel. The world needs more like Israel. I wish I could visit Israel.

  2. watch out usa – you have bad thinking and out dated ideas – so simple look at the nobel prise winners and apply their words.

  3. One must diferential between.medicine advancement,good innocent jews ppl n isreal politic.we live in a world of diverse field.i dont hate isrealis but i sympatise wit palestinians just on how i could sympatise 4te jews holocaust era.same has every humanbeing have right 2critise injust n horror,isreal is not exceptional 2be critize 4its mistake.

  4. Now i can understand why their neighbouring countries are so jealous and so bitter towards Israel, they are moving forward while their neighbours are dragging themselves back to the times when muhhamed killed and chopped off heads

  5. well the Medtronic insulin pump that they showed it is now being used by diabetics around the world , developed in ISRAEL. so to all the Israel and Jew haters you can go and suck it

  6. Hussam Haick at 2:16 is a Christian Arab . He is a professor at the celebrated Technion school of technology in Haifa . He is the inventor of the nano-electronic nose and author of many scientific papers.
    Read about him here :

  7. Praise God for Israel . Israel tops in every field in research and inventions and even helping nations . Love Israel

  8. middle eastern countries contributed to the science before the appearance of Islamic regimes. Moderate people of middle east can still help the world being a better place. they are well treated by Europeans and other ethnicities. Moderate people analyze and believe in democracy and freedom. they love innovation

  9. All anti-Semites and Israel boycott promoters should stand up for their principles and refuse all medical help if its provenance is from Israel.

  10. These videos blown my mind ! I couldn`t sleep becouse I wanted to watch more and more Israeli's innovations.

  11. Hope, faith, determination  to help the world is what makes Israel and its people so special.  Credit them for their success andspeak up for their survival; to life for the country, l'chaim.

  12. good job Israrel..keep up the good work…Israelis shows how great they are when it comes to innovation,medicine and science unlike with their neighbor's who only love destruction of humanity.

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