Category Archive for: Genetics

Hadassah doctor solves a medical mystery to save one little girl, and then many more.

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Genetics and Metabolic Diseases -Hadassah 360 Degrees of Healing 15 May, 2019 The parents were desperate to save their daughter. They had already lost their son. “By the time I met Tohar, she was three years old and paralyzed,” relates Prof. Dror Mevorach, head of the Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Medicine B and a…



Hadassah’s breast screening centre head shows the prospective on preventable care.

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The most important adversary to breast cancer screening is fear, says Dr. Tamar Sella, Head of the Marlene Greenebaum Multidisciplinary Diagnostic Breast Centre. “But you don’t have to write your will if we find a lump,” explains Dr. Sella, “because the vast majority turn out to be benign. So there is no reason to panic.”…



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…



Hadassah Surgery Clarifies Gender for Palestinian Teen

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HADASSAH SURGICALLY REMOVES MALE TESTICLES FROM TEENAGE GIRL BY JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 18:52 The 14-year-old patient, who was born without a uterus, is reported to be in good condition. Paediatric urologists have surgically removed testicles found inside a 14-year-old girl who was born without a uterus. The very rare case, treated at Hadassah…



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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