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Friday, December 19, 2014

Hadassah's Million Dollar Match
Generous donors will match your donation to the Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower, dollar for dollar— but only until December 31, 2014.

FDA Grants Approval for US Clinical Trials of Hadassah-Developed Technology to Treat Fatty Liver Disease
A new drug technology, developed at the Hadassah Medical Organization to treat fatty liver disease--a condition with no approved effective drug treatment--was given the go-ahead by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Phase 2 multi-center clinical trial in the US.

Hadassah Physicians Receive Prestigious Grants and Awards
A number of Hadassah Medical Organization physicians have been awarded prestigious grants recently, including one from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Hadassah Dr. Talks at TEDxJaffa on
Stem Cells as Protectors of the Brain

Hadassah Dr. Tamir Ben-Hur talks about his work on therapeutic properties of stem cells, which laid the basis for clinical translation of stem cell therapy in multiple sclerosis.

Hadassah Discovery Could Help Detect Uterine, Colon Cancers Early
A study at Hadassah's hospitals finds it is possible to identify a genetic mutation that raises the chances of suffering from colon or uterine cancers.

New Research at Hadassah: Computational Tools Unravel the Mystery of Transient Amnesia
The study findings were published in the May issue of the prestigious journal, Annals of Neurology, and highlighted on the cover.

From Concept to Cure: Mission to Hadassah's Hospitals
See photos from the recent mission held by the Nurses and Physicians Councils.


Alan Gross: Cuba Releases American After Five Years in Prison
American contractor Alan Gross has landed in the U.S. after being released Wednesday from a Cuban prison where he had been held for five years.

EU Court Removes Hamas from Terror Blacklist
The EU General Court has ordered that the Palestinian militant group Hamas be removed from the bloc’s terror blacklist. The move comes over four years after Hamas appealed its terror designation before the EU.

In Gaza, The Specter Of ISIS Proves Useful To Both Sides
Earlier this month, more than a dozen writers, poets and activists in Gaza got threatening fliers signed with the name ISIS, the Sunni extremists fighting with brutal violence in Iraq and Syria.

Female Rabbis At Forefront Of Pioneering Prayer Communities
Charismatic spiritual leaders, most of whom are on the West Coast, stressing innovation and outreach.

Arab Woman Blazes Trail in Israel’s High Tech Sector
Amal Ayoub’s biotech startup Metallo Therapy has raised $1.2 million and completed pre-clinical studies.

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