Sheba and Jefferson University have established a state-of-the-art neuroscience center

Israel’s largest medical center, Sheba, was ranked 13th best hospital in the world this year

Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, announced this week a major collaboration agreement with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in the United States to advance neuroscience research and clinical care. The joint state-of-the-art neuroscience center will be built on the Sheba campus in Israel and is expected to open in late 2024.

The memorandum of understanding signed between the two institutions outlines their collaboration in four key areas: academia, innovation, research and clinical care. Sheba and Thomas Jefferson will combine their expertise and knowledge in neuroscience to develop the new treatments of tomorrow.

Sheba Medical CenterSigning of Memorandum of Understanding between Sheba and Jefferson University

“When research becomes universal, there are always benefits. Sheba and Jefferson are in the process of creating a program that brings together their respective specialties to improve the care of patients with neurological diseases. The combination of different cultures, different diagnoses and different approaches to treatment is a real strength and it can only be beneficial for patients,” he said i24NEWS Professor Michal Schnaider Beeri, director of the Joseph Sagola Neuroscience Center in Šeba.

Michal assures that the fusion of knowledge between these two facilities is the key to the success of quality medicine.

“At Sheba, we have developed a technology that allows a very gentle opening of the blood-brain barrier so that we can deliver treatment directly to the brain. We have a very great ability to understand the mechanisms of the blood-brain barrier. In addition, Jefferson has important knowledge about synapses, which ensure the interaction between two neurons allowing signal transition,” she confirmed.

The Sheba and Jefferson teams meet regularly to compare and leverage their studies. In addition, they are currently working on a new joint scientific research program that will compete on the international market.

The Neuroscience Centre, located at the Sheba campus, will focus on a range of brain diseases including epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, movement disorders, stem cell research and behavioral disorders. In addition to making state-of-the-art technology and treatments available to Israeli patients, it will also serve as an academic research center and become Thomas Jefferson University’s permanent office in Israel.

Israel’s largest medical center, Sheba, was rated as the 13th best hospital in the world this year Newsweek.

Caroline Haïat is a journalist for the French site i24NEWS

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