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Statins muscle aches: Israeli researchers discover accidental cure

Prof. Ohad Birk and Dr. Yuval Yogev managed to reverse the deterioration of a patient with serious muscular dystrophy, and the medication may also relieve pain for patients the world over who use statins


Daylight saving time takes effect in Israel Friday morning

Since 2013, daylight saving time has taken effect on the Friday before the last Sunday in March and ended on the last Sunday in October


The Jewish economics prof. who reinvented Monopoly as an anti-capitalist game

A new documentary traces the invention of of Monopoly, exploring the racism hidden within it, the theft from the woman who really invented it, and the corporate harassment of the man who invented Anti-Monopoly


Un-draining the swamp: Rewilding project aims to resurrect Israeli wetlands

Wildcats, birds and frogs. Hyenas. Maybe (shh) even otters are staging a comeback as floundering fish farms are given back to nature


‘You’re either naive, stupid or a con man’: The firm using AI to optimize immunology

When Immunai, a machine learning firm creating a ‘GPS’ for drug development, was just getting started a leading professor though it was a joke – now he's their consultant


These gummy bears taste delicious. They are made from locust

Israeli company Hargol wants to convince Westerners of the benefits of eating locusts, including serving them as candy or chocolate-flavored protein shakes


A simple Israeli invention could help 2.5 billion people – and NASA

Prof. Moran Bercovici and Dr. Valeri Frumkin developed cheap technology for making optic lenses, with the potential to produce glasses for developing nations where many have no access to them. Now, NASA says it could be used to make space telescopes


Lose the gluten, keep the taste: Israeli firm Ukko is reinventing wheat

Israeli startup Ukko is redesigning wheat so it doesn’t hurt celiac patients, and may even be able to solve ‘the holy grail’ of allergies - peanuts


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