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  •  Israeli President Honors Mort Zuckerman

     Israeli President Honors Mort Zuckerman

    April 6, 2017-On January 16, 2017, Mort Zuckerman was honored at the residence of Reuven Rivlin, the president of Israel, for his […]

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  • Hebrew University Looks for High Impact with New Cannabinoid Multidisciplinary Center

    Hebrew University Looks for High Impact with New Cannabinoid Multidisciplinary Center

    April 5, 2017 — The Hebrew University announced the launch of a Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid Research. The new Center will serve […]

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  • The Bloody Truth About Stress

    The Bloody Truth About Stress

    “Even at the cellular level, stress and the ability to mount a stress response are essential to our survival” April 4, 2017 […]

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  • Israeli National Survey Shows High Iodine Deficiency

    Israeli National Survey Shows High Iodine Deficiency

    March 27, 2017 – The first national iodine survey conducted in Israel revealed a high burden of iodine deficiency among Israelis, posing […]

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  • Study Shows Circular RNA can Encode for Proteins

    Study Shows Circular RNA can Encode for Proteins

    March 23, 2017 — A group of scientists in Israel and Germany, led by Professor Sebastian Kadener from the Hebrew University of […]

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  • Germany’s Order of Merit Awarded to Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson

    Germany’s Order of Merit Awarded to Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson

    March 1, 2017 – The Ambassador of Germany to Israel, Dr. Clemens von Goetze, today bestowed the Commander’s Cross of the Order […]

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  • Do We Look Like Our Names? New Research Says Yes

    Do We Look Like Our Names? New Research Says Yes

    Jerusalem, February 27, 2017 ¾  We’re told not to judge a book by its cover, but we make instant judgments about people’s […]

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  • ‘Smart’ Bacteria Remodel Their Genes to Infect

    ‘Smart’ Bacteria Remodel Their Genes to Infect

    February 22, 2017 — Infectious diarrhea, a common disease of children, is responsible for over two million infant deaths annually in developing […]

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  • Israeli and Palestinian Researchers Cooperate to Find Risk Factors for B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    Israeli and Palestinian Researchers Cooperate to Find Risk Factors for B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

    February 19, 2017 — Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), tumors which may originate from B or T lymphocytes, account for approximately 3% of the […]

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  • Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

    Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

    February 8, 2017 – Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, […]

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  • Pope Francis Meets Hebrew University Leaders to Sign an Agreement

    Pope Francis Meets Hebrew University Leaders to Sign an Agreement

    February 8, 2017 — His Holiness Pope Francis, in his residence Santa Marta, along with Scholas President, José María del Corral and […]

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  • Bacteria’s Sneaky Survival Strategy

    Bacteria’s Sneaky Survival Strategy

    February 7, 2017-Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human […]

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  • Hebrew University Professor Yehuda Liebes Receives 2017 Israel Prize

    Hebrew University Professor Yehuda Liebes Receives 2017 Israel Prize

    February 5, 2017 — Professor Yehuda Liebes from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was notified today that he will be awarded the Israel […]

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  • Bringing Back Better Flavor in Tomatoes

    Bringing Back Better Flavor in Tomatoes

    February 5, 2017 – In pursuit of longer shelf life, enhanced firmness and disease resistance, modern commercial tomatoes have gradually lost their […]

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  • Mortimer B. Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Call for Nominations

    Mortimer B. Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Call for Nominations

    February 2, 2017-The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States to do research at […]

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  • MercuRemoval’s Technology Demonstrates Unparalleled Success in Mercury Removal

    MercuRemoval’s Technology Demonstrates Unparalleled Success in Mercury Removal

    February 1, 2017 – MercuRemoval, developer of gas treatment solutions, today announced successful results of a trial in which its innovative technology […]

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  • JBC Awards Scholarships for Travel Exchange & Travel Grants in Brain Research

    JBC Awards Scholarships for Travel Exchange & Travel Grants in Brain Research

    January 29, 2017 JBC Awards Scholarships for Travel Exchange & Travel Grants in Brain Research Travel Exchange Winners: Ayelet Kohl, (PI Dalit […]

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  • Both Push and Pull Drive Our Galaxy’s Race Through Space

    Both Push and Pull Drive Our Galaxy’s Race Through Space

    January 30, 2017 — Although we can’t feel it, we’re in constant motion: the Earth spins on its axis at about 1,600 km/h; […]

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  • Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

    Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

    January 25, 2017 – Humans have a type of long-term memory — called ‘implicit memory’ — that means we respond less to […]

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  • Smoking Substantially Increases During Compulsory Military Service

    Smoking Substantially Increases During Compulsory Military Service

    January 23, 2017 — In new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, researchers found that cigarette smoking increased […]

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