These emergency projects focus on different important aspects, such as detection and diagnostics; vaccine development; therapeutic treatments; and methods for remote care and monitoring of patients.
Israeli hospitals and universities have joined forces to build an enormous student volunteer base to expand and improve the detection of people infected with novel coronavirus all over Israel.
“COVID-19 is a global challenge, which ultimately asks for global scientific and technological solutions. At Technion, we have already started to direct the brainpower of our faculty to addressing these challenges.”
A research team has proposed non-contrast thoracic chest CT scans as an effective tool for detecting, quantifying, and tracking COVID-19.
Two of Israel’s top universities are working to roll out testing methods for the novel coronavirus as government authorities look to increase the number of tests conducted daily to help identify COVID-19 patients.
The new coronavirus is ’80 percent identical’ to the 2002-3 SARS, says Prof. Shy Arkin. On the whole it causes a mild respiratory tract infection. But the elderly are the exception.
A team of researchers have shown that a new laser-based technique can generate clear images of tumor blood vessels and reveal in great detail how they change following anti-vascular treatment.
In light of the severe constraints in performing a sufficient amount of coronavirus tests in Israel, Weizmann Institute decided to contribute significantly to the national mission and use its advanced laboratories to perform coronavirus tests.
With mass testing not yet an option, scientists suggest daily questionnaires for the public that will be analyzed using machine learning to identify infection clusters.
The artificially intelligent machines can take a patient’s temperature and diagnose some symptoms, updating doctors with the latest results.
More than 50 scientists from across the university’s departments joined forces to develop novel solutions to medical and social problems caused by the pandemic.
Researchers from UC Irvine, and Bar-Ilan University, report on a quicker and more cost-effective way to test a multitude of toxin-channel combinations in order to investigate how such toxins recognize various channels.