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First in Israel: Hadassah’s New Innovative Treatment Corrects Irregular Heartbeat

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For the first time in Israel, a surgical team at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has performed an innovative procedure to treat an irregular heartbeat in a patient’s atrium that enables the surgeon to access areas of the heart that were either difficult or impossible to reach previously. The procedure destroys abnormal tissue with high-frequency electrical energy, rendering the dysfunctional tissue incapable…



Hadassah’s Revolution in Scientific Research: What are Organoids?

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Classically, researchers in basic medical science have had two tools: in vitro cultures and animal models. The limitations pose many challenges: Cells taken out of the human body and grown in a petri dish won’t behave exactly as they do within a real organ of the body. Animal models are not as highly complex as the human body.…



Hadassah and Neurogenesis announce results from Phase 2 MS Study

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A Phase 2 study at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has revealed significant clinical improvements in patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) after being treated with NG-01 stem cells developed by NeuroGenesis, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company advancing innovative cell therapies to combat neurodegenerative diseases. The 14-month randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study, comprised of 48 patients, was led by Prof.…



Hadassah Hospital’s Stem Cell research results shows promise for a treatment for Progressive MS

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Breaking news: The results of the latest M.S. research project study at Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem are just published in “Brain” Journal of Neurology by Oxford Academic. Hadassah UK is proud to have supported Multiple Sclerosis research at Hadassah by a team led by Prof. Dimitrios Karussis. Prof. Karussis’ team study is a culmination of…



Jewish Legacy Month: New Rehabilitation Centre Technological Incubator

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To mark Jewish Legacy Month this November, we wanted to outline exactly how Legacies left for Hadassah UK are being designated to support Hadassah Hospitals, Jerusalem. The Rehabilitation Department at Hadassah Mount Scopus is the sole department for patients aged 16-100 in the greater Jerusalem area. This department covers diverse neurological and orthopaedic situations in…



Israel Launches Coronavirus Vaccine Human Trials

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Netanyahu “true exit from coronavirus crisis is development of a vaccine Two Israelis were inoculated on Sunday morning with the first doses of Israel’s coronavirus vaccine candidate at Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer and Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem. The first volunteers were Anar Ottolenghi, 34, a resident of Moshav Telalim in…



SUCCESS: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

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Success: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

The first three patients treated with a new COVID-19 “passive vaccine,” which was developed by Hadassah Medical Centre and the Israeli biopharmaceutical firm Kamada, demonstrated rapid, clinical benefit and have already been released from the hospital to their homes. For three months now, Hadassah has been collecting plasma donations from coronavirus patients. Specifically, the plasma…



SodaStream, Hadassah Hospital unveil innovative respiratory device for COVID-19 patients

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A clinical trial of StreamO2 has started in the Jerusalem medical centre after the device was approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health. Israel-based sparkling water maker SodaStream and Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital unveiled Thursday that they had jointly developed a device that helps address the critical need for respirators in hospitals and healthcare facilities…



Hadassah’s Wohl Institute Provides Tools for Researchers to Advance

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Just six months have passed since the Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine opened at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem, but it has already become the focus of 30 research projects from Hadassah. “In such a short time, with nearly half of it dominated by COVID-19, we’ve established ourselves as a national centre,” says Institute Director Prof.…



Hadassah Researchers Find Source of Coronavirus Blood Clots

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Researchers around the world have been puzzled by a deadly COVID-19 complication. Swollen legs, rashes and sudden death are a result of large and small blood clots. More than 30 percent of COVID-19 patients suffer from blood clots which create lethal blockages in the lungs, kidneys, heart and brain. Hadassah Prof. Abd Higazi, who heads…



New Innovative Hyperimmune Therapy for COVID-19 at Hadassah

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Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem became the first site in the world to test a passive vaccine treatment for Coronavirus (COVID-19) by administering Immunoglobulin G (IgG). Two months ago, Hadassah started collecting plasma rich with antibodies from recovered Coronavirus patients, with the aim of producing a treatment for severely ill patients. The plasmas collected from the…



Hadassah UK Summer Summit Programme

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Hadassah UK Summer Summit Programme 2020 A series of talks, with Hadassah Experts. Last chance to join our  webinars with Hadassah top professionals from Jerusalem’s two world-renowned University Hospitals. Sign up to the last talk now! “Transformation and Innovation in Cancer Research and Treatment” Prof. Aron Popovtzer – Head of Hadassah’s Sharett Institute of Oncology,…



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