“In pre-clinical studies,” notes Prof. Raphael Gorodetsky, head of the Biotechnology and Radiobiology Laboratory at the Sharrett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah University Medical Center, "we found that placental-derived cells potentially have the ability to increase the survival rate of animals following exposure to lethal doses of total body irradiation.”
Three families whose lives were intertwined by organ transplantation reunited recently at Hadassah University Medical Center to commemorate the saving of life following the tragic death of loved ones.
Diagnosed with an extremely large liver tumor, two-year-old Ilana was treated by the Hadassah University Medical Center’s multidisciplinary team with an individualized course of chemotherapy directly into the arteries of her liver.
Hadassah’s National Physicians Council will be hosting a pre-Centennial Convention Continuing Education Program in Jerusalem, Oct. 14-15, 2012.
The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower “Stressful?” asks a British colleague, who has just survived it. “There should be a government health warning about moving house!”
Prof. Eyal Mishani, who established Hadassah’s Cyclotron Radiochemistry Unit, was elected to serve as “Director at Large” on the five-member Executive of the Society of Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (SRS).
Although he severely severed the palm of his hand, Sa'ad El-Kikh, an artist from the village of Tsurif near Hebron, is able to draw and paint once again thanks to a special tool affixed to his hand by Hadassah University Medical Center physical therapists.
There is a special sense of solemnity that accompanies the approach of Yom Kippur in Israel, a heightened sensation that pervades the streets and the supermarkets as people approach this most significant of Jewish holidays.
The number of authorizations for medical marijuana could reach as high as 40,000 in the next five years, predicts Dr. Elyad Davidson of the Hadassah University Medical Center’s Pain Management Clinic.
The arrival of the High Holidays is always a time for reflection--a period when we examine our lives and how we live them. It is also the time when we look ahead, preparing and planning for the future.