Researchers at the Hadassah University Medical Center have discovered that overexpression of an immune system Natural Killer (NK) cell called Neuroligin 4 can trigger cirrhosis of the liver by preventing the body from combating scarring.
On May 3, 2013, Dr. Alexandre Padilha, Brazilís Minister of Health, visited the Hadassah Medical Organization, accompanied by a delegation of representatives and health professionals.
We are launching "VIPs to Israel" to share with our international network the visits that the Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) receives from dignitaries and personalities from the worlds of government, entertainment, and sports. Due to the high visibility of such individuals and delegations, highlighting these visits is instrumental in spreading our message throughout the world.
Australian Ambassador to Israel Andrea Falkner visited the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem on April 18, 2013.
While in the United States for training in evaluating children who have been physically or sexually abused, Hadassah Medical Center Senior Gynecologist/Obstetrician and Sexual Abuse Specialist Dr. Mushira Aboodia gave a presentation at Hadassahís New York headquarters about the work of the Hadassah Medical Centerís Bat Ami Center for Victims of Sexual Abuse.
Researchers at the Hadassah University Medical Center witnessed the ability of the heart to heal itself, in the course of conducting a study on sheep where they implanted a stent into the left atrial appendage and found tissue growing inside the stent.
ďMemory and PreservationĒ was the focus of this yearís Womenís Health Day sponsored by the Hadassah Medical Centerís Patricia and Russell Fleischman Center for Women's Health at the Israel Museum.
Representing Israel at the 2013 International TedMed Conference, which showcases innovations in medical and biotechnology, Dr. Itai Berger, Director of the Hadassah Medical Centerís Neuro-Cognitive Center, presented Hadassahís model for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Adiel, who lost his hearing when he contracted meningitis at the age of six months, can speak, enjoy music, and develop language skills, similar to his peers, thanks to successful cochlear implant surgery at the Hadassah Medical Center.
Looking back, I have to say that the technologies and treatments that have emerged in the past 25 years have dramatically changed the way we practice medicine and significantly improved the way we treat patients. And, in the last few months as Acting Director General of HMO, I became even more aware of the role Hadassah has played in advancing this medical revolution.