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Inside the Spirit of Innovation at Soroka 2019 Gala

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center (AFSMC) hosted the Spirit of Innovation at Soroka Gala, during its seventh annual benefit dinner on April 3, 2019, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. More than 400 guests attended the auspicious event.


Spirit of Innovation at Soroka 2019 Gala Dinner

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center held its seventh annual benefit dinner at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Well attended by over 400 people, the hosts and distinguished guests elaborated on the scientific and medical innovations that make Soroka Medical Center one of the leading …


Cannabis Relieves Symptoms In Children With Autism – New Study Shows

A new study shows that medical cannabis is effective in children with autism in relieving symptoms such as tics, rage attacks, restlessness, depression, and seizures, according to a press release publicized on Thursday. The study was conducted by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and …


Newsletter – December 2018

Wishing you and your loved ones a New Year filled with the blessings of good health, personal achievement and peace. Please include Soroka in your year-end charitable donations now with a gift of any size. We depend on philanthropy to accomplish our capital project goals and to …


Prof. Birk’s Team Collaborates with Ben Gurion Univ. on a New Center for Orphan Diseases

The first National Knowledge Center for the Study of Rare/Orphan Genetic Diseases has been established at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Professor Birk’s team has already discovered more than 30 genetic diseases resulting in a 30 percent decrease in Bedouin community infant mortality rates. The Center …


Fat Tissue in Body Affected by Air Pollution, Causes Disease

Being fat is not a compliment in the Bible. According to a verse in Deuteronomy in which the Children of Israel became satisfied – at least figuratively corpulent – apathetic to spirituality and morals – rebelling against their faith in God. Now, researchers at Soroka University Medical …


Newsletter – September 2018

It is our honor to extend wishes to you for a Shanah Tova, a healthy and happy New Year, with our prayers for the blessings of peace, tolerance, and coexistence for all. In these “Days of Awe” we strive for inclusiveness and welcome all Friends of Soroka …


A Historic Milestone at Soroka Medical Center

In July 2018, the new Legacy Heritage Oncology Center and Dr. Larry Norton Institute at the Soroka University Medical Center has officially opened. It was funded by Clalit Health Services together with donors from Israel and abroad, including the Legacy Heritage Fund and the Nash Family Foundation. …


New hope for male fertility in young cancer patients

Aggressive chemotherapy in childhood often results in male testicular damage and consequently jeopardizes future fertility. However, Israeli researchers develop method that turns stem cells into sperm-like cells, making future fertility possible in boys undergoing chemotherapy. “This study may open the way for new therapeutic strategies for fertility …


Israeli study shows sperm counts decline under stress

An Israeli study conducted on Israeli men during and immediately after two wars between Israel and Gaza has proven that feelings of prolonged stress can reduce sperm quality in potential fathers. The study, conducted by the Ben-Gurion University Faculty of Health Sciences and the Soroka University Medical …


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