A doctoral student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has developed a new groundbreaking tool that could lead to earlier detection of Parkinson’s disease. Suaad Abd-Elhadi’s “lipid ELISA” test could also improve monitoring of the disease’s progression and a patient’s response to treatment. ELISA stands for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. As a result of his work, Abd-Elhadi received Hebrew University’s Kaye Innovation Award, which was established by British pharmaceutical industrialist Isaac Kaye in 1994.
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The 12 Valley athletes who made up part of Team USA at the 20th annual Maccabiah Games have brought home a total of 14 medals.