Masa Year of Service

Photo: Previous participants in the Sherut Leumi program. Aardvark Israel and the Israel Volunteer Association (IVA) have partnered to give Diaspora Jewish youth the opportunity to participate in “Sherut Leumi” – a year of national service in Israel. Sherut Leumi is a program of social service which gives young people the opportunity to work voluntarily…


Keeping Weight Off Is up to Your Brain, Not Just Willpower

What if an MRI scan could determine whether a weight loss program was likely to be effective? Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have discovered a neural subnetwork of connected regions between the brain and gastric basal electric frequency that correlates with future weight loss based on connectivity patterns. BGU’s multidisciplinary team’s findings, published…


Detecting, Alerting, Preventing

A team of students from the Technion and the University of Missouri won second place at MedHacks – a hackathon for developing medical technologies hosted by Johns Hopkins University. They were awarded for developing the Scan&Sound application, which detects strokes at early stages and alerts the victims. MedHacks is the largest hackathon in the U.S….


Desert in Bloom Virtual Gala

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center​ ​(AFSMC) will host the Desert in Bloom Virtual Gala on October 18 at 12 pm ET. Their 8t​h​ annual gala will feature a unique musical and philanthropic experience with more than 500 guests expected to participate. The event will celebrate Soroka Medical Center’s successes in fostering scientific and medical…


JNF-USA Leadership Lauds Yuma – Israel Collaboration

Photo: Yuma Mayor Douglas J Nicholls and JNF-USA Central Negev Taskforce Co-Chair, Bruce Goldberg. Following a meeting between City of Yuma Mayor, Douglas J. Nicholls and Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) Central Negev Taskforce Co-Chair, Bruce Goldberg, the organization’s leadership has praised the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the City of Yuma, AZ,…


Back to School in the Era of COVID-19

Photo: Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center As schools open slowly on different dates and in different forms, a panel of experts from the Sheba Medical Center’s Safra Children’s Hospital answers commonly asked questions. The experts are Dr. Itai Pessach, director of the Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center; Dr. Galia Barkai, director…

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