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30-Sep-2009
Prof. Orly Elpeleg, head of the Pediatric Metabolic Disease Unit at the Hadassah Medical Center, has discovered the deadly gene that causes babies of Yemenite origin to experience a fatal liver insufficiency, due to an ability to metabolize sulfur. As Prof. Elpeleg relates, by giving the babies sulfur early in their lives, we are able to save most of the infants.
30-Sep-2009
Hadassah Hospital has a new treatment for dystonia sufferers that may help reverse their painful, disfiguring and disabling disease.
30-Sep-2009
Hadassah Medical Center Otolaryngologist Jeffrey Weinberger had studied in an Israeli Yeshiva at the age of 15 after graduating early from an Ottawa high school. When he returned 20 years later to live in Israel as an adult, he arrived with a wife and five children and a medical specialty in treating ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases.
30-Sep-2009
The third “Israel Conference on Medicine,” an initiative of the Hadassah Medical Center attended by over 800 physicians and laymen, explored the ways that the information and technology revolutions have dramatically changed the practice of medicine.
8-Sep-2009
Hadassah Hospital-Ein Kerem has opened Jerusalem’s first center for the physical and emotional treatment of victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.
8-Sep-2009
Dr. Einat Zisman, Deputy Director General and Director of Business Development for Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. --The Weizmann Institute for Science’s technology transfer company-- has been named Chief Executive Officer of Hadasit, Hadassah's technology transfer company.
8-Sep-2009
Dr. Nae'el Lacham, a Palestinian resident at the Hadassah Medical Center, sometimes receives requests for a consultation from hospitals in his hometown of Hebron. One evening this summer he examined an infant and concluded that her only chance for survival was to be taken to Hadassah.
8-Sep-2009
This summer, Hadassah Medical Center surgeons transplanted 2 hearts, 2 livers, and 1 kidney into 5 patients within 48 hours.
8-Sep-2009
Hadassah Medical Center physicians successfully delivered the baby of a 38-year-old woman suffering from a serious case of swine flu. Although the woman was only 30 weeks pregnant, Hadassah’s physician felt it was important to perform the Cesarean section at this point to avoid risk to the fetus from the virus.
8-Sep-2009
A groundbreaking medical geneticist and pediatrician, Dr. Annick Raas-Rothschild has been doing genetic research in the Hadassah Medical Center’s Human Genetics Department since 1998. “I am the mother of orphan diseases,” she says.