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Israeli Scientists Develop Cancer 'Cluster Bomb'

From yahoo on 12/14/2011 at 9:14 AM

Categories: Israel, Health

Israeli Scientists Develop Cancer 'Cluster Bomb'

Israeli medical researchers say they have developed a new technique for blasting cancer tumours from the inside out which reduces the risk of the disease returning after treatment. Tel Aviv University professors Yona Keisari and Itzhak Kelson are about to start clinical trials of a pin-sized radioactive implant that beams short-range alpha radiation from within the tumour. Unlike conventional radiation therapy, which bombards the body with gamma rays from outside, the alpha particles "diffuse inside the tumour, …More

Israeli Girl to Address Nobel Winners

From Ynet on 12/1/2011 at 8:36 AM

Categories: Israel, Culture

Israeli Girl to Address Nobel Winners

Maya Samuels, 18, of the northern community of Yesod Hama'ala, is so excited she has been having trouble sleeping in the past few days. Instead, she devotes every available moment to rehearse the lecture she will be giving Nobel Prize laureates in Sweden in about 10 days.Samuels, who graduated from the Har Veguy High School in Kibbutz Dafna last summer, has been chosen to represent Israel in a gathering of young scientists from all around the world, who will present their research work to the 2011 Nobel Prize …More