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‘Ice tech’ could end organ transplant shortage

January 27, 2019

‘Ice tech’ could end organ transplant shortage

Prof. Ido Braslavsky is working on ways to freeze hearts, livers, and kidneys

“Perfecting cryopreservation – the process of preserving cells, tissues and organs in sub-zero temperatures – would enable long-term banking of tissues and organs and efficient matching between donor and patient, eventually saving lives of millions of people around the world,” said Braslavsky.

Israeli Children at risk from Iodine deficiency

January 27, 2019

Israeli Children at risk from Iodine deficiency

62% of school-age children and 85% of pregnant women in Israel have low iodine intakes, according to the country's first national iodine survey. Government funding and legislation, and a government-regulated program of salt or food iodization, are essential to reducing the deficiency, which poses a high risk of impaired neurological development.

Vegan Food Upgrade With 3D-Printed Fiber

January 27, 2019

Vegan Food Upgrade With 3D-Printed Fiber

HUJI's Yissum Research Development Company have just unveiled a futuristic, extremely impressive breakthrough for 3D printing technologies – personalized foods made using an edible, high-tech fiber with zero calories! ...Foods such as meat substitutes could be easily printed, as well as producing allergy-friendly alternative products.