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June 15, 2015 2:26 pm

Israeli-Developed Micro-Antenna to Treat Tiny Digestive Tract Tumors

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An image of the Israeli-developed micro-antenna that are expected to revolutionize treatment of small tumors. Photo: Hebrew University.

An image of the Israeli-developed micro-antenna that are expected to revolutionize treatment of small tumors. Photo: Hebrew University.

JNS.org – Students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are developing an innovative micro-antenna to focus radiation on tiny tumors in the digestive tract.

The university said there is currently no treatment for tumors in the early stages of cancer when they measure less than 0.19 inches. The new antenna would eliminate the need to wait for the tumors to grow big enough to be treated, and also eliminate the need for invasive surgery.

The micro-antenna would be inserted into the patient’s stomach via an endoscopic ultrasound tube and would allow radiation to be focused on tiny tumors. Development of the technique is expected to be completed within a year, pending funding.

Students Anna Kochnev and Shayke Stern, who collaborated with Jerusalem’s Shaare Tzedek Medical Center on the project, presented their work at Hebrew University on Monday. Professors Yuri Feldman and Yaakov Nahmias, who served as mentors for the project, said, “The great opportunity here is one of preventing cancer from getting worse and requiring difficult chemotherapy treatment, which is also costly to the medical system.”

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  • The Watchman

    Waiting for the first islamoloony to rant that this is a sneaky zionist plot to sterilise Muslims from within, or that it is an implanted listening device for Mossad to spy on Muslims. Naturally the usual bunch of haters, activists and academic toe tags such as the bigot Hawking and scumbags Roger Waters, Lennox et Al will refuse such treatment developed by the zionists and Hamas NAZI wannabes will no longer go to the Israeli hospitals they deny their people.

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