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Daily Briefing Oct 6: Lebanon maritime border is no done deal; defrosted ovary birth

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman on the first EU-Israel Association Council meeting in a decade; health reporter Nathan Jeffay brings cutting-edge cancer research

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.

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and health reporter Nathan Jeffay join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

On Monday in Brussels, the EU and the Israel Association Council met for the first time in many years. Why is this significant and what was discussed?

As promised, Berman updates us on the proposed US-brokered Lebanon maritime border and what’s potentially gone awry in the past several days, and explains why there is a short window of opportunity to get the deal done.

Jeffay brings us new research — a collaboration between the Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine — that found that hunting for fungus in the human body may offer a brand-new method of early cancer detection as well as information that could shape prognoses and treatment plans.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University believe they have identified a key mechanism that leads skin cancer to prompt brain cancer. So far it has only been tested on human tissue in lab conditions. When do researchers think it will lead to tumor prevention?

A 46-year-old Israeli woman recently gave birth 20 years after freezing her ovary due to cancer treatments in her mid-twenties. She defrosted part of it, reversed her menopause, got pregnant without IVF, and has now given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Discussed articles include:

EU’s top diplomat presses Lapid on Palestinians at opening of Brussels meeting

Intel minister to lead Israeli delegation to EU in Lapid’s stead

Official: Lebanon deal will see unprecedented approval for Israel’s maritime border

Fungus is telltale cancer sign, possibly screenable by blood test: Israel-US study

Israeli discovery may help fight risk of skin cancer triggering brain tumors

Israeli gives birth after menopause reversed with transplant of 20-year frozen ovary

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