Hadassah Researchers Develop Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Suitable for Humans
Researchers at the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem have produced, for the first time, under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) conditions, lines of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) for transplantation that are free of animal components.
Cord Blood Stem Cells Improve Life for Baby with Brain Injury
With cord blood stem cells preserved at the Hadassah University Medical Center, an Israeli baby with a brain injury received a transplant at Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, and was able to walk with a walker and wave her hand- which had previously been paralyzed.
Gastroenterology Problem on a Mediterranean Cruise Lands Nebraskan at Hadassah
While on a cruise on the
Mediterranean Sea, Patrick Griffin from Nebraska became ill with a
gastroenterology problem. When it was ultimately determined he needed surgery,
Mr. Griffin’s sister connected him to an air ambulance company in Tel Aviv which,
in turn, referred him to the Hadassah University Medical Center’s Prof. David
Linton, Director of Intensive Care Medicine, who is also a pilot.
Hadassah Perseverance Ensures That Patient Gets a New Kidney
The persistence of the organ transplant coordinator at the Hadassah University Medical Center in reaching a patient who had been waiting for five years for a kidney ensured that he received one—after the police located him in synagogue, attending Shabbat morning services.
Hadassah Team Develops New Model Which May Save Women Unnecessary Interventions
A study team led by Dr. Carolyn F. Weiniger, an obstetrical anesthesiologist at the Hadassah University Medical Center, has developed a new model for identifying placenta accreta, the abnormal implantation of the placenta into the uterine wall.
Hadassah’s Trauma Specialists Publish in Prestigious World Surgery Journal
In an article
recently published in the World Journal of Surgery, Hadassah University
Medical Center trauma specialists shared their finding: introducing an
intensified, high-level supervision approach to trauma care decreases the
percent of fatalities.
Hadassah-Belfast Collaboration Continues to Benefit Patients
A long-standing collaboration between the Hadassah University
Medical Center and the Belfast (Ireland) City Hospital Trust Cardiac Anesthesia
Department, which began with guest lectures in Israel and Ireland, has led to a
joint research project using a ventilator invented in Israel.
International Team Including Hadassah Traces Hepatitis B Virus to 16th Century Korean Mummy
discovery of a mummified Korean child with relatively preserved organs enabled
an Israeli-South Korean scientific team to conduct genetic analysis which
revealed a hepatitis B virus that is common in Southeast Asia. The research
team is comprised of scientists from the Hadassah University Medical Center’s
Liver Unit; the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, Koret School of
Veterinary Medicine, and the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and
Environment; and Dankook University and Seoul National University in South
Israeli Ministry of Health Announces It Will Pay for Advanced Genetic Testing
The Israeli Ministry of Health has announced that genetic chip testing--the most advanced method to identify chromosomal abnormalities in the amniotic fluid of pregnant women--will be included in the health services covered by the State.
Mass Casualty Drill Simulates Reality at Hadassah University Medical Center
A mass casualty drill at
Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem in early June began with “wounded” victims being
brought by ambulance to Hadassah’s Trauma Unit.
Ukrainian Little Boy’s Life Saved with Bone Marrow Transplant at Hadassah
When four-and-a-half-year-old Zrichko Vladislav was diagnosed with osteopetrosis--a condition where the bones become overly dense and cause damage to nerves and tissues--his feet had already started to bend and he could hardly walk. A bone marrow transplant at the Hadassah University Medical Center saved his life.
Hadassah Physician Receives Hebrew University Award for Research on New Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
For her research on a new treatment for Type 1 diabetes, a Hadassah University Medical Center physician has received the Kaye Innovation Award from the Hebrew University. The treatment is now undergoing commercial development.
With Pride, We Announce the New Director of Hadassah Mt. Scopus
On June 1, Dr. Osnat Levtzion-Korach M.D, M.H.A., will assume the position of Director of the Hadassah University Hospital-Mt. Scopus, succeeding Prof. Zvi Stern, who completed eleven years as Director ofthe hospital. Prof. Stern was recently appointed President of the Jerusalem Academic College of Engineering.
Hadassah Lab Discovery: Special Compound Dramatically Shrinks Lung Tumors
Hadassah University Medical Center researchers have discovered that a
special compound called BKT140 shrank lung cell tumors by about 50 percent in
cell samples and laboratory mice. When BKT140 was combined with radiation
therapy and chemotherapy, cancer cell growth decreased by about 90 percent in
Australian Intensive Care Specialist Chooses to Move to Israel and Join Hadassah Medical Staff
Dr. Peter Vernon Van Heerden, an Australian intensive care specialist with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, and a professor at the University of Western Australia, will shortly be moving to Israel and joining the medical staff of the Hadassah University Medical Center.
CEO of Hadasit Bio-Holdings Interviewed by Bio Tuesdays.com
Interview with Chief Executive Officer of Hadasit, Ophir Shahaf
Childhood Cancer Survivors Bolstered by Hadassah Medical Center Clinic
With 80 percent of childhood cancer victims cured of the disease today, the need to address the complex issues that the young survivors face in the aftermath of treatment led the Hadassah University Medical Center to establish a Childhood Cancer Survivor Clinic.
Collaborations Continue Through Hadassah Medical Center and Cincinnati Children’s Partnership
As part of a clinical exchange program between the Hadassah University Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Polina Stefansky, Director of Hadassah's Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Center, visited Cincinnati Children's Hospital for two weeks of medical collaboration and training in March. The Cincinnati Chapter of Hadassah hosted a buffet lunch for her, where she spoke about her work at Hadassah with gene therapy and bone marrow transplants.
Hadassah National Board Member Views Completed Hospital Tower--As a Patient
The Hadassah University Medical Center's 2012 Nancy Falchuk Nursing Scholarships were awarded in March to Odeya Tel-Tzur, Deputy Head Nurse at the Judy and Sidney Swartz Center for Emergency Medicine; Meirav Kiviti, Oncology Day Care Nurse at the Sharett Institute of Oncology; Yehudit Lalum-Har'el, Head Nurse in the Pediatric and Surgery Outpatient Clinic at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus; and Sigalit Caspi, Head Nurse in the Emergency Room at Hadassah-Mt. Scopus. The Falchuk scholarship, which enables the nurses to pursue advanced study, conduct research or give a presentation at an international conference, was created through donations from Hadassah International units around the world in tribute to Outgoing Hadassah International President, Nancy Falchuk, when she completed her term in 2004.
Hadassah’s Heart Failure Center Reaches out to the Community, Providing Continuity of Care
Hadassah's Heart Failure and Heart Muscle Disease Center reaches out to the community to bridge the gap between hospital-based and community-based medicine.