Child Saved in US Thanks To 2008 Genetic Discovery at Hadassah University Medical Center
2008 discovery of a genetic mutation causing muscle breakdown by a Hadassah
University Medical Center team, led by Prof. Orly Elpeleg, head of the
Department of Human Genetics, has resulted in the saving of a three-year-old
child's life at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Hadassah Research Reveals that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May be Best to Prevent and Treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Research conducted at the Hadassah University
Medical Center has shown that
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is more effective than drug therapy in treating
and preventing the development of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Hadassah Surgeons Trained in Groundbreaking Surgical Technique for Removing Cancerous Tumors
An innovative procedure to remove cancerous tumors from a
patient’s gastrointestinal tract has been introduced at the Hadassah University
Medical Center’s Institute of Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases by Prof.
Hans- Wolf Sievert, head of Gastroenterology at Germany’s Oldenburg-University
Hospital and a renowned expert in this field.
Hadassah’s Pulmonary Institute: Innovator in Pulmonary Fibrosis Research
The Hadassah University Medical Center’s Pulmonary
Institute is an innovator in laboratory research aimed at reversal of pulmonary
fibrosis, the debilitating formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in the
New Support for Pregnant Women and New Mothers at Hadassah Medical Center
A new “club” for pregnant
women and new mothers has opened in both Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem and
Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
Palestinian Publicist Praises Hadassah Medical Center After Personal Experience at the Hospital
In Israel’s leading daily
newspaper,Yediot Acharonot, Kamell
Husseini, a founder and manager of a Palestinian public relations and
communications firm in the West Bank city of Ramallah, praised the medical care
his mother received at the Hadassah University Medical Center.
Success of Clinical Trial Brings Researchers Closer to a Cure for Blindness
at the Hadassah University Medical Center have completed a clinical trial which
has successfully demonstrated the efficacy of gene therapy in restoring vision
to patients with Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA), a genetic condition which
causes severe visual impairment and eventual blindness.
Hadassah High-Risk Pregnancy Expert Helps Ensure Successful Birth of Twins
Yael, a speech therapist
whose previous three children were born very small, was able to add healthy
twins to her family, thanks in part to the intervention of Prof. Drorith Hochner-Celnikier, high-risk pregnancy expert and Director of
Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus.
Hadassah’s “Crane-less” Sarah Wetsman Davidson Tower
With less than 12 weeks to moving-in day, the
Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower at the Hadassah University Medical Center
is crane- less!!!
New Kidney Recipient: Happy and Grateful
A grateful Palestinian
from Beit Lechem received a new kidney at the Hadassah University Medical
Center, thanks to a donor organ from an Israeli family whose relative died of a
stroke. The donor family members said they felt privileged to participate in
"creating a mosaic of peace.”
Hadassah University Medical Center Conducts Clinical Trial for Vaccine Against Cancer Cells
The Hadassah University Medical Center is participating in a clinical trial of a vaccine that 'trains' the immune system to seek and destroy malignant cells that have invaded the body.
A Bone Marrow Transplantation at Hadassah Cures Child of Severe Blood Disorder
Eleven-year-old Fatma,* a
Palestinian young girl suffering from the serious blood disorder, thalassemia
major, received a bone marrow transplantation at the Hadassah University Medical
Center and was cured of this debilitating disease.
Fertility Treatments at Hadassah University Medical Center: a Privilege for All
In Israel, fertility treatments, including expensive in vitro
fertilization (IVF) procedures are available to all, with payment covered by
health insurance for up to four children.
Hadasit and Oramed Pharmaceuticals Collaborate for Development of Oral Delivery System Technology
Hadasit, the Hadassah
University Medical Center’s technology transfer company, has signed a contract
with Oramed Pharmaceuticals to continue working together on the development of
Oramed’s platform technology for the oral delivery of medicine, such as
Hadassah Celebrates 36th Class of International Public Health Graduates
Nineteen students from countries as diverse
as Ethiopia and China were graduated this year from the International Masters
in Public Health Program (IMPH) of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School
of Public Health.
Hadassah University Medical Center’s Prof. Jacque Michel Honored for 10 Years as Head of Helsinki Committee
Prof. Jacque Michel, former
Director of Hadassah Hospital-Mount Scopus and Volunteer Chair of the Hadassah
University Medical Center’s Helsinki Committee for the past 10 years, was
honored by Hadassah during a special seminar on Ethics in Medicine.
Hadassah’s Multiple Sclerosis Center: A Global Leader in Treating MS with Stem Cells
Since 1990, the
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at the Hadassah University Medical Center has
been conducting groundbreaking research into the use of bone marrow-derived
stem cells to treat MS. Today, Hadassah’s MS Center, headed by Prof. Dimitrios Karussis,
is a world leader in treating MS with
Honors for Hadassah University Medical Center Intensive Care Pioneer
Prof. Charles Sprung, Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem, has been honored by The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) with the Society's 2011 Medal, its most prestigious award. In his letter to Prof. Sprung, President Andrew Rhodes wrote: "Your leadership has changed the way intensive care medicine is viewed and has led to significant advances and improvements in the standards of care."
Israel’s President Shimon Peres Toasts Hadassah as a Role Model for Peacemaking
"No institution models a place of complete peace under the most demanding circumstances more than Hadassah," Israel's President Shimon Peres said at a special September reception welcoming the new Hadassah National President Marcie Natan.
Researchers Identify Gene Involved in Ovarian Development
A teenage girl who came to the Hadassah University Medical Center for help when she did not go through puberty, led to the discovery of a gene that plays a major role in ovarian development. The three-year investigation was conducted by a joint team from Hadassah and Shaare Zedek Medical Center, led by Dr. David Zangen, head of Hadassah’s Pediatric Endocrinology Unit, and Prof. Ephrat Levy-Lahad, head of the Medical Genetics Institute at Shaare Zedek.