Category Archive for: Research

Building Bridges, one by one

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At Hadassah we talk about “building bridges to peace” which is part of our everyday work and our ethos. It is not a cliché but occurs every day quietly, one-by-one. Here are just three recent examples of Hadassah interactions making a huge difference for specific individuals. The Hadassah-St. John Joint Teaching Programme The Joint Teaching…



“IN ISRAEL, A PALESTINIAN IS A DIRECTOR OF A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT SERVICE”

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…More than a Hospital Building Bridges to Peace Surgery Transplant Surgery Published By AJN on September 3, 2018 Dr. Abed Khalaileh is director of the Kidney Transplant Service of the Department of General Surgery, at the Hadassah Hospital. Of Palestinian origin, he was born in Jerusalem, in a family of seven brothers. After a brief…



“Hadassah in the News” with new Motor Neurone Disease research trial

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“Hadassah in the News” New Agreements for Human Embryonic Stem Cells Developed at Hadassah The Israeli Ministry of Health’s Supreme Committee granted approval yesterday to conduct the first two phases (I/Iia) clinical trial with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients also known as Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and Lou Gehrig’s disease, using a unique cell therapy.…



Lawyer Mark Lewis tells of pride at offering hope to MS sufferers

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The media lawyer says he’s been “inundated” with messages of support and help after Channel 4 documentary. The Jewish lawyer who took part in a ground-breaking clinical trial of stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis in Israel has revealed he has been overwhelmed with messages of support and offers of assistance after his experience was…



Mark Lewis: ‘I’ve fought MS for most of my life – new treatments mean I could soon win’

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By Guy Kelly 19 November 2017 Mark Lewis photographed near his Baker Street office last week CREDIT: RII SCHROER/TELEGRAPH 19 November 2017 When Mark Lewis was 24 years old, he sat in a doctor’s office and braced himself for bad news. After visiting his GP for tingling and numbness he had attributed to a probable…



Hadassah’s Prof. Eitan Kerem Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Batsheva Kerem and Dr. Eitan Kerem made a significant contribution to the scientific world’s understanding of genetic mutations and cystic fibrosis. Together–with their medical/research teams–they mapped the genetic mutation profile of cystic fibrosis among different Jewish ethnic groups in Israel. Since then, life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis has shifted…



Puzzling catastrophic disease diagnosed by Hadassah team.

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Puzzling catastrophic disease newly diagnosed by Hadassah team. Prof Orly Empeleg Today’s edition of the prestigious American Journal of Human Genetics credits Hadassah’s Professor Orly Elpeleg, Head of the Department of Genetics and Metabolic Diseases and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with diagnosing a rare and devastating pediatric neurological disease that has…



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