About the Authors

Shai Efrati

efratishai@013.net (SE); eshelbj@gmail.com (EBJ)

Affiliations Research and Development Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel, The Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Haim Golan

Affiliations Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Nuclear Medicine institute, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel

Yair Bechor

Affiliation The Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel

Yifat Faran

Affiliation School of Social Work, Ashkelon Academic College, Ashkelon, Israel

Shir Daphna-Tekoah

Affiliations School of Social Work, Ashkelon Academic College, Ashkelon, Israel, Social Work Department, Kaplan Medical Center, Rehovot, Israel

Gal Sekler

Affiliation School of Physics and Astronomy, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Gregori Fishlev

Affiliations The Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Jacob N. Ablin

Affiliations Institute of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Sourasky medical center Israel, Tel- Aviv, Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Jacob Bergan

Affiliations The Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Olga Volkov

Affiliations Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Nuclear Medicine institute, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel

Mony Friedman

Affiliations The Institute of Hyperbaric Medicine, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Eshel Ben-Jacob

efratishai@013.net (SE); eshelbj@gmail.com (EBJ)

Affiliations Research and Development Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Israel, Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, School of Physics and Astronomy, The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Dan Buskila

Affiliation Department of Medicine H, Soroka Medical Center, BGU University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SE HG YB SDT DB. Performed the experiments: HG YB GF JB OV MF DB. Analyzed the data: SE HG YF SDT GS JNA OV EBJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SE HG YF EBJ. Wrote the paper: SE YF SDT GS JNA EBJ DB.