January 2nd, 2019 by Camrin Parnell
Shaare Zedek Medical Center is proud to be involved in several featured accomplishments of Israel21’s list of the “35 ways Israel inspired the world in 2018”
“Medical cannabis could the next great big cure-all” (April18, 2018)
Dr. Adi Aran, the Head of our Larry & Leonore Zussman Pediatric Neurology Unit, is leading a study examining the effects of cannabinoids on autistic children and young adults which has received media attention around the globe. Dr. Aran explained, “The study includes 120 children and young adults and we are hopeful that the study will show that cannabis oils can help these young patients who face so many challenges.”
“Giro D’Italia comes to Israel for the first time”
(May 4, 2018)
Shaare Zedek Medical Center’s Heidi Rothberg Sports Medicine Center, under the direction of Prof. Naama Constantini, was chosen by the prestigious Giro d’Italia bicycle race to provide the medical care for all of the participants.
“Two revolutionary technologies to treat vision problems” (August 20, 2018)
Nano-drops: A revolutionary, cutting-edge form of gene therapy developed in the stem cell laboratory at Shaare Zedek has the potential to provide a new alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses, and laser correction for refractive errors.
The technology, known as Nano Drops, was developed by our Head of Refractive Surgery, Dr. David Smadja, who also heads Shaare Zedek’s Research and Innovation Unit, in cooperation with colleagues at Bar-Ilan University, where he is also a researcher.