Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A New Product to Boycott: Non-invasive lung cancer test developed in Israel.

Another medical marvel out of Israel- A non-invasive, inexpensive way to diagnose lung cancer:

"Using an array of sensors made of gold particles measuring just 5-nanometers wide (one nanometer is 1/100,000 the width of a human hair), researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed an "electronic nose" able to distinguish the breath of lung cancer patients from those without the disease. The research results, published online yesterday on the Website of Nature Nanotechnology, could lead to a rapid and non-invasive way of diagnosing and screening for lung cancer." In an initial trial, the “breathalyzer” test was able to detect lung cancer with 86 percent accuracy.

Also interesting about this project is that the research in Israel was led by Dr. Hossam Haick, an Arab Israeli and winner of many awards for his research, including the Chair for Leaders in Science and Technology (2006-2008), the Israel-France Award for Academic Excellence (2008), the Herschel Rich Innovation Award (2008), the Minerva Short-Term Research Award (2008), the Bergmann Award for Excellent Young Scientists (2007), the CREATE Award (2007), the Al-Qendil Prize (2007), and the YMCA (2007) and Rotary (2007) Honorary Decorations. In addition, Dr. Haick was selected for the lists of “50 Leading Israelis for 2007” and “four saluted Israeli scientists” of Yedioth Aharonot. Other honors and awards include the Fulbright fellowship, ‘Israel Ministry of Science and Technology' awards, Dr. Avrahami prize, and CNR-IMIP prize. Just what we'd expect from Israel, the apartheid state.

These findings have great potential for fast, easy, and cost-effective early diagnosis and screening of lung cancer. Be sure to look for this, and other fine Israeli innovations on the next Code Pink boycott list, because saving lives is never as important as advancing an ideology.


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The Co-op is owned and operated by 10,000 shareholders. Its bylaws allow members to decide what to vote on during annual elections.

Five percent of this governing body must sign the petition in order for it to appear on the store’s May ballot. The Davis Committee for Palestinian Rights has been collecting signatures since Jan. 1…

“The Co-op does not support or endorse this boycott and wants to make clear it is being organized by members using their rights given in the bylaws,” said Co-op General Manager Eric Stromberg. — The California Aggie

The BDS movement tries to portray support for Palestinian irredentism as a human rights question, which everyone should support, sort of like environmentalism. The fact is that BDS is a nonviolent part of the mostly violent 100-year old campaign to eliminate Jewish sovereignty in the Mideast.

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In October 2006 Haick signed on as a researcher at the Technion, and began setting up a research lab there. Now he is in charge of two labs in the chemical engineering department, another lab in the building's basement, and another two in the Alfred Mann Institute at the Technion building.

Haick has approval for two additional labs, which would give him a total of seven. The Technion has great faith in Haick and his research. Haick's labs employ 27 researchers and 14 technology developers. His team has registered 17 patents so far.

"I brought together researchers from all over the world based on their talents. An Indian researcher, a Romanian researcher, a Singaporean researcher, a German researcher, Arab researchers, Jewish researchers, both Orthodox and secular. The sole criterion for any researcher who works here is talent, and the researchers work in complete harmony. It goes to show how beautiful scientific work is. Science can include different people under the same umbrella. There are no barriers between people."