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Daily Briefing July 31: Mice, sperm & hospital robots; recent antisemitism at the UN

Health correspondent Nathan Jeffay has new research on fibromyalgia and iodine, and diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman crosses the Siverskyi Donets River with Ukraine’s army

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Health and science correspondent Nathan Jeffay and, from Ukraine, diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman join host Anne Gordon on today’s episode.

There have been some interesting and exciting developments by Israeli health researchers, specifically to benefit potential sufferers of fibromyalgia and those who experience male infertility. Jeffay reports on what the future may hold. He also gives us the lowdown on Israel’s newest and largest emergency room, and explains why Israelis are not getting enough iodine.

Berman recounts his experiences with the ZSU – Armed Forces of Ukraine, and updates us about an odious commission of inquiry at the United Nations that smacks of all-too-familiar antisemitism.

Discussed articles include:

Israeli finding may make hard-to-diagnose fibromyalgia easy to confirm

World’s largest ER opens in Israel, raising bar for tech and scale in emergency med

Israeli lab grows proto-sperm from stem cells, in potential fertility breakthrough

Concerned by low iodine levels in desalinated water, Israel starts nationwide study

B’nai B’rith calls to dismiss UN probe against Israel over members’ ‘odious remarks’

Israel: Disband UN Gaza war probe over member’s ‘antisemitic comments’

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