Monday, May 26, 2008


(And in the same period of time, what has the Muslim world accomplished?)

1. Scientists in Israel, found that the brackish water,
drilled from underground desert aquifers, hundreds of feet deep, could
be used to raise warm-water fish. The geothermal water, less than
on e-tenth as saline as sea water, free of pollutants, and a toasty 98
degrees on average, proves an ideal environment. 2. Israeli-developed designer-eyeglasses, promise mobile phone
and iPod users, a personalized, high-tech video display. Available to US
consumers next year, Lumus-Optical's lightweight and fashionable video
eyeglasses, feature a large transparent screen, floating in front of the
viewer's face, that projects their choice of movie, TV show, or video

3. When Stephen Hawkins visited Israel recently, he shared his
wisdom with scientists, students, and even the Prime Minister. But the
world's most renown victim of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or
Lou Gehrig's disease, also learned something, due to the Israeli
Association for ALS' advanced work in both embryonic and adult stem cell research, as well as its proven track record with neurodegenerative
diseases. The Israeli research community is well on its way, to finding
a treatment for this fatal disease, which affects 30,000 Americans.

4. Israeli start-up, Veterix, has developed an innovative new
e lectronic capsule that sits in the stomach of a cow, sheep, or goat,
sending out real-time information on the health of the herd, to the
farmer via Email or cell phone. The e-capsule, which also sends out
alerts if animals are distressed, injured, or lost, is now being tested
on a herd of cows, in the hopes that the device will lead to tastier and
healthier meat and milk supplies.

5. The millions of Skype users worldwide, will soon have
access to the newly developed KishKish lie-detector. This free Internet
service, based on voice stress analysis (a technique, commonly used in
criminal investigations), will be able to measure just how truthful that
person on the other end of the line, really is.

6. Beating cardiac tis sue has been created in a lab from human
embryonic stem cells by researchers at the Rappaport Medical Faculty and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's biomedical Engineering
faculty. The work of Dr. Shulamit Levenberg and Prof. Lior Gepstein, has
also led to the creation of tiny blood vessels within the Tissue, making
possible its implantation in a human heart.

7. Israel's Magal Security Systems, is a worldwide leader in
computerized security systems, with products used in more than 70
countries around the world, protecting anything from national borders,
to nuclear facilities, refineries, and airports. The company's latest
Product, DreamBox, a state-of-the-art security system that includes
Intelligent video, audio and sensor management, is now being used by a
major water authority on the US east coast to safeguard the utility's

8. It is common knowledge that dogs have better night vision
than humans, and a vastly superior sense of smell and hearing. Israel's
Bio-Sense Technologies, recently delved further, and electronically
analyzed 350 different barks. Finding that dogs of all breeds and
sizes, bark the same alarm when they sense a threat, the firm has
designed the dog bark-reader, a sensor that can pick up a dog's alarm
bark, and alert the human operators. This is just one of a batch of
innovative security systems to emerge from Israel, which Forbes calls
'the go-to country for anti-terrorism technologies.'

9. Israeli company, BioControl Medical, sold its first
electrical stimulator to treat urinary incontinence to a US company for
$50 Million. Now, it is working on CardioFit, which uses electrical
nerve stimulation to treat congestive heart failure.. With nearly five
million Americans presently affected by heart failure, and more than
400,000 new cases diagnosed yearly, the CardioFit is already generating a great deal of excitement as the first device with the potential to halt this deadly disease.

10. One year after Norway's Socialist Left Party launched its
boycott Israel campaign, the importing of Israeli goods has increased
by 15%, the strongest increase in many years, Statistics Norway reports. In contrast to the efforts of tiny Israel to make contributions to the
world so as to better mankind, one has to ask what have those who have
strived to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth done other than
to create hate and bloodshed.


Unknown said...

It seems impossible that you can write about Israeli science and never mention the name of Dr. Shimon Slavin, the WORLD's pioneer cellular therapist.
The man who was laughed at in 1986 when he predicted cellular therapy would be able to help terminal cancer victims. Ten years later oncologists genuflected when he walked into a symposium. His work at Hadassah is legend to this day.

In 2002 he shocked the medical world by using cellular therapy to cure the first bubble baby in history, an arab-israeli girl who had already lost two older siblings to the previously incurable condition.

Today he heads one of the world's leading allogenic and adult stem cell treatment centers, The Center for Cellular Therapy at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center which, as he has been doing for over a decade, treats diseases that most of "modern medicine" considers incurable.

At least half of your examples pale in comparison to Dr Slavin's, even in 2008. Why?

Don Margolis
Worldwide Center for Adult
Stem Cell Education.
Dallas, Washington, Bangkok

GS Don Morris, Ph.D./Chana Givon said...

I shall ask this same question of the author's of this piece-I apologize for my own ignorance and appreciate your information-doc