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EU funds Israeli research

calcalistech.com Nine Israeli organizations granted EU funding under Horizon 2020 program The entities will take part in eight of the twenty-three international projects designed to tackle the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic By James Spiro Reprinted from Calcalist, September 6, 2020 … Continue reading

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AI used to accurately identify prostate cancer

scitechdaily.com Artificial Intelligence Identifies Prostate Cancer With Near-Perfect Accuracy During testing, the AI demonstrated 98% sensitivity and 97% specificity at detecting prostate cancer — significantly higher than previously reported for algorithms working from tissue slides. University of Pittsburgh Reprinted from … Continue reading

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Israeli study associates low Vitamin D with COVID infection

medicalxpress.com Low plasma 25(OH) vitamin D level associated with increased risk of COVID-19 infection “The main finding of our study was the significant association of low plasma vitamin D level with the likelihood of COVID-19 infection among patients who were … Continue reading

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Beat the virus with vitamin D

unitedwithisrael.org Israeli Study: Vitamin D May be the Key to Beating Coronavirus Using the real-world data and Israeli cohort of 782 COVID-19 positive patients and 7,807 COVID-19 negative patients, the groups identified that low plasma vitamin D level appears to … Continue reading

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Common drug may reduce severity of COVID-19

timesofisrael.com Existing drug may downgrade COVID threat to common cold level — Jerusalem study “If our findings are borne out by clinical studies, this course of treatment could potentially downgrade COVID-19’s severity into nothing worse than a common cold,” Nahmias … Continue reading

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Early humans migrated to Israel

jewishpress.com How Carmel Cave Rodent Changed Scientists’ Understanding of Human Evolution “The tiny remains of the animals we examined are of paramount importance to the study of human evolution. With the help of fossils, one can determine under what conditions … Continue reading

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Coronavirus pseudo-science

californiaglobe.com The Miserable Pseudo-Science Behind Face Masks, Social Distancing And Contact Tracing According to immunologists and epidemiologists California Globe has interviewed, ordering people indoors, schools closed, mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing is the opposite of what should be done for … Continue reading

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Renewable energy from water vapor

sciencedaily.com Water vapor in the atmosphere may be prime renewable energy source The researchers set out to try to produce a tiny low-voltage battery that utilizes only humidity in the air, building on the findings of earlier discoveries. Date:June 9, … Continue reading

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