Therapy with an emphysema drug, and transplant of pig cells could end a global epidemic, says Ben-Gurion University researcher.
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When Andy David’s nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, the Israeli diplomat used his medical background to search for an unconventional treatment that would spare her from daily doses of insulin.
David, who is currently Israel’s consul general for the Pacific Northwest United States, soon learned about groundbreaking work at Ben-Gurion University in the Negev that shows great promise for kids in the early stages of Type 1 diagnosis.
The child (he prefers not to name her for security reasons) underwent eight weeks of transfusions of Alpha 1 Antitrypsin, an anti-inflammatory drug generally used to treat emphysema.
At this time of year our thoughts turn towards Jerusalem as we mark the “Three Weeks,” leading up to the Fast Day of Tisha B’Av when we mourn the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem.
Israeli Air Force jets shot down a drone that entered Israeli airspace.
The unmanned aerial vehicle entered Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean Saturday morning. It was intercepted and shot down over the northern Negev in an unpopulated area, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
IDF Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai said that the aircraft was identified before entering Israeli airspace and was downed in accordance with a decision of the IDF's top leaders.
Israel's Cabinet approved a plan to relocate up to 30,000 Bedouin from unrecognized villages in the Negev to state-recognized settlements.
The Cabinet also approved $335 million a plan for the economic development of the Bedouin sector in the Negev Desert. The plan includes giving status to the Bedouin communities in the Negev, providing economic development and resolving claims over land ownership. It establishes a mechanism for implementation and enforcement, as well as timetables, as part of the government's work in developing the Negev.