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Daily Briefing Sept. 19: Tailor-made COVID vaccines; Haredi TV stars on ‘Bnot Brak’

Health reporter Nathan Jeffay updates us on new promising research for Parkinson’s and receding gums; news editor Amy Spiro on a reality TV series featuring ultra-Orthodox women

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 reporter Nathan Jeffay and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

We start with new tailor-made COVID shots coming Israel’s way. When will we see them?

Fixing weak electric currents in part of the brain may treat Parkinson’s, according to Israeli scientists, Jeffay explains how.

Israeli inventors are working on a foam to reverse gum recession in humans, after running a successful test on dogs and starting to market the product for canine use. When can we expect to see this on the market?

Spiro recently interviewed novelist Yishai Sarid about his troubling new novel recently translated into English under the title “Victorious.”

To end with, we discuss the new reality TV show “Bnot Brak,” which follows ultra-Orthodox women in the Haredi stronghold Bnei Brak. What motivates these women to participate?

Discussed articles include:

Israelis to start getting new variant-tailored shots by end of month — COVID czar

Fixing weak electric current in part of brain may treat Parkinson’s — Israeli lab

Israeli foam to reverse receding gums soon set for human use, after success on dogs

The Haredi women not afraid to step outside the box — and onto the screen

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