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  • ‘Smart’ bacteria remodel their genes to infect our intestines

    February 22, 2017

    Hebrew University researchers describe how infectious bacteria sense they’re attached to intestinal cells and remodel their gene expression to exploit our cells and colonize our gut.

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

    February 19, 2017

    In both groups, recreational sun exposure, black hair-dye use, a history of hospitalization for infection, and having a first-degree relative with a blood cancer were associated with B-NHL. Each group had unique risk factors too.

  • Bacteria Sleep, Then Rapidly Evolve, to Survive Antibiotic Treatments

    February 14, 2017

    Hebrew University biophysicists used quantitative approaches from Physics to understand issues in Biology.

  • Bacterial Survival Strategy: Splitting Into Virulent and Non-Virulent Subtypes

    February 14, 2017

    Scientists find long-term epigenetic memory switch that controls different modes of bacterial virulence.

  • Pope Francis Meets With Hebrew University Leaders To Develop An Educational Program

    February 8, 2017

    Pope Francis together with Scholas Global Directors meets Hebrew University leaders to sign an agreement for working together in an education program for the encounter between youth of various religions.

  • Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

    February 8, 2017

    Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Oren Gutfeld: “This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in the caves of Qumran.” Jerusalem, February 8, 2017 – Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran, near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, prove that Dead […]

  • Science Brings Tomatoes Back Their Good Old Flavor

    February 6, 2017

    Hebrew University researchers are part of an international team that identified the chemical compounds and the functional genes that give a tomato its great taste JERUSALEM, February 5, 2017 – In pursuit of longer shelf life, enhanced firmness and disease resistance, modern commercial tomatoes have gradually lost their flavor. Now, after a decade of research, […]

  • Israel Prize to be Awarded to Hebrew University Prof. Yehuda Liebes

    February 6, 2017

    Prof. Liebes, from the Department of Jewish Thought, awarded for his work in Kaballah and Jewish myth Jerusalem, February 5, 2017 — Prof. Yehuda Liebes from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was notified today that he will be awarded the Israel Prize for his work in the field of Kabbalah and Jewish mystical literature. Prof. […]

  • Both push and pull drive our Galaxy’s race through space

    January 31, 2017

    Discovery of the “Dipole Repeller” confirms that both attraction and repulsion are at play in our extragalactic neighborhood Jerusalem, 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; it orbits around the sun at about 100,000 km/h; the sun orbits our […]

  • Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

    January 26, 2017

    Hebrew University Researchers provide new insight into the brain mechanisms underlying a condition that causes reading and writing difficulties JERUSALEM, January 25, 2017 – Humans have a type of long-term memory — called ‘implicit memory’ — that means we respond less to stimuli as they are repeated over time (called “adaptation”). Now, researchers from the […]

  • Methylation Maestro

    January 23, 2017

    After initially discovering that DNA methylation represses transcription, Howard Cedar continues to explore how the epigenetic mark regulates gene expression. In 1963, when Howard Cedar was a junior-year physics major at MIT, a specific event changed the course of his life, he says. He had just gotten back a graded exam in an atomic physics […]

  • Prevalence of smoking increases substantially during compulsory military service

    January 23, 2017

    Study of 30,000 soldiers from 1987 to 2011 found that during compulsory military service, smoking increased by almost 40%. Researchers: comprehensive military tobacco-control plans are needed. In new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research, researchers found that cigarette smoking increased by almost 40% during compulsory military service in the Israel Defense […]

  • Mortimer B. Zuckerman Announces Transformative Program

    January 20, 2017

    Mortimer B. Zuckerman Announces Transformative Program to Support Future Generations of American & Israeli Leaders In Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields American business leader and philanthropist Mortimer Zuckerman announced today the launch of the Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program, a transformative initiative designed to support future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math […]

  • Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes in environmental conditions at the nanoscale

    January 18, 2017

    Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. As excellent transducers to convert small variations in the local refractive index into measurable spectral shifts, resonance cavities are being used extensively in a variety of disciplines ranging from bio-sensing and […]

  • For viral predators of bacteria, sensitivity can be contagious

    January 12, 2017

    VIDEO: New modes of bacteriophage spread discovered https://youtu.be/YQLvTBCsOtM Bacteriophages (phages) are probably the most abundant entities in nature, often exceeding bacterial densities by an order of magnitude. As viral predators of bacteria, phages have a major impact on bacterial communities by reducing some bacteria and enabling others to flourish. Phages also occasionally package host DNA […]

  • Meet Briefcam, supercharged CCTV | WIRED UK

    January 9, 2017

    Briefcam is being used by the police, in retail and beekeeping –  Credit Briefcam Briefcam’s algorithms can spot murderers and monitor bees. Developed at the Hebrew University, Briefcam is changing how CCTV works. Briefcam has helped police find mass murderer Anders Breivik, spot the Boston marathon bombers and make sense of the Brussels attacks. How? By distilling […]

  • Hebrew U sets up team to tackle complex world of cyber-law

    January 8, 2017

    States can no longer legislate solely within their own boundaries; project aims address war, crime and privacy in cyberspace. Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem has set up a team of legal and technology experts to tackle the challenges posed by the new digital world and cyber-warfare to legal systems around the world. The aim will […]

  • Of Mice and Men: Unique Electrical Properties of Human Nerve Cells Make a Difference

    January 5, 2017

    Scientists present first direct evidence that human neocortical neurons have unique membrane properties that enhance signal processing Jerusalem, January 4, 2017 — The human brain’s advanced cognitive capabilities are often attributed to our recently evolved neocortex. Comparison of human and rodent brains shows that the human cortex is thicker, contains more white matter, has larger […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 8

    December 31, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 8th day of Hanukkah meet Dr. Vincent Ani, IMPH Student:   Vincent is 39 years old and hails from Nigeria. He has six […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 7

    December 30, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 7th day of Hanukkah meet Yarden Museri, 3rd year BA student:   Yarden is 26 years old and hails from Hod Hasharon. She is […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 6

    December 29, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 6th day of Hanukkah meet Ahmad Radwan, PhD Student: Ahmad is 31 years old and is from Gaza, and currently lives in Bethlehem. […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 5

    December 28, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 5th day of Hanukkah meet Noa Goldblatt-Leibovitc, PhD student: Noa is 29 years old and lives in Petah Tikva. She is married and […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 4

    December 27, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 4th day of Hanukkah meet Netzer Maoz, ‘Revivim’ student:  Netzer is 31 years old, one of seven siblings, and comes from Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 3

    December 26, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 3rd day of Hanukkah meet Shelly Engdaw Vanda, PhD student:  Shelly is 38 years old and lives in Beer Sheva with her husband and […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 2

    December 25, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 2nd day of Hanukkah meet Asher Rottenberg, Pre-Med and Law student:   Asher is 27 years old and hails from Bnei Barak in […]

  • Celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah – Day 1

    December 24, 2016

    This year, we are celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah with 8 of the Hebrew University’s bright students. On each day we will be posting a picture along with a q&a. For the 1st day of Hanukkah meet Naama Hecht, Global Student:  Naama is 26 years old and was born in Israel in a Yishuv […]

  • A history book about Jewish-Arab relations recently won the first prize for the best history book published in France 2016

    December 16, 2016

    A history book about Jewish-Arab relations titled Juifs et musulmans en Palestine et en Israel des origines à nos jours recently won the first prize for the best history book published in France in 2016.   The book was written by Prof. Amnon Cohen, an historian at the Hebrew University, who is an expert on the […]

  • Scientists “break the ice” on organ banking

    December 16, 2016

    Jerusalem, – After decades of studies, scientists now believe that a break-through in preserving body organs for the purpose of saving lives is imminent.   A heart or lung is kept viable for transplantation for only six hours before deterioration begins. Pancreas or liver would go to waste after 12 hours in storage and a […]

  • A New Passion Fruit Variety Keeps the Brain Young

    December 16, 2016

    Jerusalem,— It is known for its exotic taste and aroma, but research by an interdisciplinary team of nutrition, neuroscience and plant scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem now shows that eating passion fruit could also preserve the brain’s health into old age.   Prof. Oren Tirosh, Prof. Alon Samach and Dr. Aron Troen from […]

  • Latin American Academic Leaders Visit Israel, Sign Cooperation Agreements with Hebrew University

    December 16, 2016

    President of Israel Reuven Rivlin (seated, left) and President of the Hebrew University Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson (seated, right), meet with rectors from universities in Latin America. (Photo credit: Mark Naiman/GPO) Jerusalem, December 15, 2016 — Some twenty rectors from leading Latin American universities visited Israel this week and signed agreements with the Hebrew University of […]

  • Higher BMI in Adolescence May Affect Cognitive Function in Midlife

    December 8, 2016

    Jerusalem, December 8, 2016 — Overweight and obesity in adolescents have increased substantially in recent decades, and today affect a third of the adolescent population in some developed countries. While the dangers posed by high adult BMI on cognitive function in later life have been documented, the association of adolescent BMI with cognitive function in […]

  • Secrets of the Paleo diet: Archeological discovery reveals plant-based menu of prehistoric man

    December 8, 2016

    Euryale ferox, from the water lily family, is one of several plant species that are considered extinct in Israel and the Levant region and were found in excavations in the prehistoric site of Gesher Benot Ya’aqov. In eastern Asia its seeds are roasted and pop like popcorn. (Credit: Naama Goren Inbar, Yaakov Langsam) 06/12/2016 A tiny […]

  • Hebrew University Researchers Awarded 3 Of The 8 EMET Prizes for 2016

    December 5, 2016

    Jerusalem, December 4, 2016 — The awarding of the prestigious EMET Prize will take place this evening at the Jerusalem Theatre with the participation of the Prime Minister of Israel. This year, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will be awarded prizes in three of the five award categories, and will account for three […]

  • When and Why Do Children Give Others the Bigger Piece of the Pie?

    November 30, 2016

    A young girl participating in an experiment studying how children divide resources that cannot be shared equally, at the Science Museum in Jerusalem. (credit: Ido Vaqnin) In one episode of Sesame Street, Ernie takes a bigger piece of pie for himself and gives a smaller piece to Bert. Bert responds, “That is not very polite. […]

  • What if your smartphone is out of touch?

    November 24, 2016

    Originally appeared on BBC News By Beth Rose BBC News  Image copyright THINKSTOCKHeaven or hell? Smartphones are not for everyone In a university lab in Jerusalem two computer science students and their professor have hit upon a potential game-changer in the touchscreen market. With 37 million people said to own a smartphone in the UK, […]

  • Researchers uncover a survival mechanism in cancer cells

    November 23, 2016

    Prof. Eran Meshorer and colleagues found that the disappearance of H1.0 protein is crucial for cancer cells to remain immortal. (courtesy: Sasson Tiram) Jerusalem, November 22, 2016 – An international study led by scientists from the Crick Institute in London and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem revealed a survival mechanism in cancer cells that allows […]

  • Hebrew University Students Ranked the 67th Most Employable Worldwide, Most Employable from Israeli Universities

    November 21, 2016

    2016 graduation ceremony at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (credit: Miriam Alster/Flash 90) Jerusalem, November 20, 2016 — An analysis of graduates’ employability published by Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked graduates of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as the 67th most employable in the world. The ranking also positions Hebrew University graduates as the […]

  • Designing Tomorrow: Inspiring Talks by the Brains of the Start-Up Nation – Week 5

    November 17, 2016

    Welcome to the 5th of 6 HUJI Talks 2016 Welcome to the 5th of 6 HUJI Talks 2016 – an inspiring series of short dynamic talks direct from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In our fifth week, we present Prof. Avi Kluger of The Jerusalem School of Business Administration at the Hebrew University, as he invites us […]

  • Designing Tomorrow: Inspiring Talks by the Brains of the Start-Up Nation – Week 4

    November 9, 2016

    Welcome to the 4th of 6 HUJI Talks 2016 An inspiring series of short dynamic talks direct from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In our fourth week, we present Prof. Shlomo Magdassi, the founder of multiple start-ups, a researcher in The Institue of Chemistry at Hebrew U, a member of the Center for Nanoscience and […]

  • Canada’s Governor General Visits Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, Mrs. Johnston Visits Early Childhood Programs

    November 6, 2016

     Jerusalem, November 3, 2016 — The Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, and his wife Sharon Johnston visited the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine today. The 28th Governor General of Canada, and the first to make a state visit to Israel, Johnston was accompanied by a delegation that discussed collaborative medical research partnerships […]

  • Designing Tomorrow: Inspiring Talks by the Brains of the Start-Up Nation – Week 3

    November 2, 2016

    Welcome to the 3rd of 6 HUJI Talks 2016 An inspiring series of short dynamic talks direct from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In our third week, we present *Dr. Emily Silverman of The Urban Clinic and The Institute for Urban and Regional Studies at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, as she […]

  • Designing Tomorrow: Inspiring Talks by the Brains of the Start-Up Nation – Week 2

    November 1, 2016

    Welcome to the 2nd of 6 HUJI Talks 2016 An inspiring series of short dynamic talks direct from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In our second week we present *Dr. Galia Blum of the Hebrew University’s Institute for Drug Research, School of Pharmacy as she presents her fascinating, and easily understood talk on the latest […]

  • Italian President Sergio Mattarella Visits the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    November 1, 2016

    Jerusalem, October 30, 2016 — On the first day of his state visit to Israel, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, gave a keynote address today to an overflow audience numbering several hundred people, at the Truman Institute on the university’s Mount Scopus campus. Addressing today’s earthquake, President Mattarella said: “Thank you very […]

  • Designing Tomorrow: Inspiring Talks by the Brains of the Start-Up Nation

    October 20, 2016

    Welcome to the 1st of 6 HUJI Talks 2016 An inspiring series of short dynamic talks direct from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Each week for the next 6 weeks we will be bringing you a new peek into the world of tomorrow, and how the brains of the Start-Up Nation will be taking us […]

  • Scientists Find New Metabolic Pathways to Resist Viruses

    October 10, 2016

    Jerusalem, October 10, 2016  — Viral infection is one of the leading medical challenges of the 21st Century, ranging from the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) epidemic affecting 3% of the global population, to recent outbreaks of West Nile, Zika, and Ebola viruses. Viruses are parasites that lack the basic metabolic machinery needed to replicate. To […]

  • Groundbreaking Immune Approach Targets Humans Instead of Bacteria

    October 7, 2016

    Photo: Prof. Raymond Kaempfer and coworkers now describe, for the first time, a novel mechanism through which the superantigens over-activate the immune response. (Courtesy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem)    Jerusalem, October 6, 2016 — Staphylococcal and streptococcal infections affect millions of individuals each year. They are a leading cause of sepsis and account […]

  • Shimon Peres condolence book available for signing

    September 29, 2016

    The condolence book for Mr Shimon Peres will be available for signing at the Embassy Residence on Friday, Sept 30th  from 10:00am – 2:00pm, Wednesday, Oct 5th   from 10:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 4:00pm and Thursday, Oct 6th  from 10:00am – 12:00pm and  2:00pm – 4:00pm. For more information please click here. Embassy […]

  • Charlie Brown Interviews Yaacov Michlin about Innovations at the Hebrew University

    September 26, 2016

    Charlie speaks to Yissum (Hebrew University’s Technology Transfer Company) CEO, Yaacov Michlin about innovations being developed within the Hebrew University. Listen to the full interview at  http://www.2gb.com/article/yaacov-michlin#zV8DXoYFHWgwhSec.99

  • Hebrew University and University of Maryland, Baltimore Sign an Agreement to Increase Education and Research Exchange and Collaboration

    September 26, 2016

    JERUSALEM – Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD, and other UMB faculty and officials met with counterparts from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Sunday (September 25), to ratify the extension of a successful student exchange program and to explore opportunities for other cooperative activities, such as […]

  • The Scroll from Ein-Gedi: A High-Tech Recovery Mission

    September 23, 2016

    Picture: Completed virtual unwrapping for the Ein-Gedi scroll (courtesy: Brent Seales) Jerusalem, September 22, 2016 – Prof. Brent Seales and his team from the University of Kentucky have further unlocked the text in the ancient Ein-Gedi scroll – the first severely damaged, ink-based scroll to be unrolled and identified noninvasively. Through virtual unwrapping, they have […]

  • Agrinnovation, Yissum’s Agritech Investment Fund, Invests in Medical Cannabis Startup, Cannabi-Tech

    September 23, 2016

    REHOVOT, Israel, September 22, 2016 – Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University, announced today that Agrinnovation, an investment fund focused on agricultural inventions, has entered into an agreement for an investment in Cannabi-Tech Ltd., a medical cannabis company established in 2015, and based on […]

  • Hebrew University Study Reveals a Biological Link between Stress and Obesity

    September 22, 2016

    Jerusalem, September 21, 2016 – Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although intuitively we assume that these two phenomena overlap, the link has not been proven scientifically. Now, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, headed by […]

  • The Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity – Annual Summary

    September 15, 2016

    The Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity We are delighted to provide information on the recently opened Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Center for the Study of Multiculturalism and Diversity supports academic research of topics of multiculturalism, with an emphasis on Israeli Society. The Center has […]

  • Asian Religious Leaders Discuss Peace, Environment With Israeli Counterparts at Hebrew University’s Truman Institute

    September 14, 2016

    Jerusalem, September 13, 2016 — A delegation of Asian religious leaders visited the Hebrew University of Jerusalem today to hold a day of discussions at the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace. The leaders met with their Israeli counterparts from religion and academia to exchange ideas on issues ranging from the […]

  • Columbia University Awards Top Honor to Hebrew University Epigenetics Pioneers

    September 8, 2016

    Prof. Aharon Razin (L) and Prof. Howard Cedar at the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine (Photo by Hezi Hojesta for the Hebrew University) Jerusalem, September 7, 2016 — Columbia University has announced that its top honor for achievement in biological and biochemical research will be awarded to two researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem […]

  • Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, #148 Worldwide in QS World University Rankings

    September 6, 2016

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Jerusalem, September 6, 2016 — The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has retained its leading position in the new QS World University Rankings. Published today, the 2016-2017 rankings place the university first in Israel and 148th in the world, further cementing the university’s reputation as a leader in research and academia. […]

  • President Barack Obama recommends book by Hebrew University Professor

    September 6, 2016

    President Barack Obama recommends the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Professor Yuval Noah Harari from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in an exclusive CNN interview : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqc9G7HPla8&feature=youtu.be

  • Israeli lifestyle & environment – exceptional risks for Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

    August 31, 2016

    Migrant cohort study looks at immigration status and origin among 2.3 million Jewish Israelis THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM Summary: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (HL) is a common malignancy in early adulthood with a complex etiology. In a cohort of 2.3 million Jewish adolescent males and females followed for up to 45 years, being born in Israel […]

  • Hebrew University Launches Israel’s First Academic Degree Program in Viticulture and Enology

    August 18, 2016

    Jerusalem, August 17, 2016 — In recent years Israel has experienced significant maturation in its wine industry and a surging local and international demand for its outstanding wines. In response to the growing need for skills and professionalism in the industry, the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, at the Hebrew University […]

  • Rare Frescoes from Roman Period Discovered in Hebrew University Excavations at Zippori in the Galilee

    August 11, 2016

    Jerusalem, August 10, 2016 — A team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has discovered hundreds of fragments belonging to frescoes from the Roman period, in the Zippori National Park. The fragments, which contain figurative images, floral patterns and geometric motifs, shed light on Zippori (Sepphoris), which was an important urban center for the Jews […]

  • Study of Israelis and Palestinians Calls for Rethinking How HDL Protects Against Coronary Heart Disease

    August 8, 2016

    Dr. Chobufo Ditah (L) and Prof. Jeremy Kark studied the effects of HDL on Israelis and Palestinians, at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine. (Photo: Hebrew University) Jerusalem, August 3, 2016 — The idea that plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is protective against coronary heart disease has been part of […]

  • ‘Gestational Sleep Apnea’: Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis

    July 27, 2016

      Photo by Tasha (2015) via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain Jerusalem, July 26, 2016 — Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being the cause of daytime fatigue, the consequences of untreated […]

  • Historic Find at Tel-Hazor: A Statue of an Egyptian Official

    July 26, 2016

    Jerusalem, July 25, 2016 — In a historic find, a large fragment of an Egyptian statue measuring 45 X 40 centimeters, made of lime-stone, was discovered In the course of the current season of excavations at Tel-Hazor, north of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. Only the lower part of the statue survived, depicting the […]

  • IMRIC Scientist Awarded for Work in Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

    July 18, 2016

    Dr. Yosef Buganim, a Hebrew University research scientist, won the Boyalife Science & Science Translational Medicine Award in Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine (Photo: Hebrew University) Jerusalem, July 18, 2016 — Dr. Yosef Buganim, a research scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science […]

  • Hebrew University #1 in Middle East, #26 Worldwide, Says Saudi-based Center for World University Rankings

    July 12, 2016

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  Jerusalem, July 11, 2016 — The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), based in Saudi Arabia, has ranked the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at #26 among the 25,000+ degree-granting institutions in the world. The annual rankings, released today, also place the Hebrew University at #1 in Israel and #1 in […]

  • Single Dose of Novel Peptide Protects Cognitive Function after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)

    July 11, 2016

    Prof. Daphne Atlas, from the Department of Biological Chemistry in the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Photo: Hebrew University) Jerusalem, July 11, 2016 — Whether at school, in car accidents, on the sports field or the battlefield, mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is a common part of our […]

  • European Neuroscience Outreach Award Goes to Hebrew University’s ELSC Brain Sciences Center

    July 11, 2016

    Dr. Rafi Aviram, Executive Director, and Ms. Alona Shani-Narkiss, Events and Publications Coordinator of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, accepting a Neuroscience Outreach Award in Copenhagen Jerusalem, July 7, 2016 — The EDAB-FENS Brain Awareness Week Excellence Award for 2016 has been awarded to The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for […]

  • Reconstruction of 12,000 Year Old Funeral Feast Brings Ancient Burial Rituals to Life

    July 6, 2016

    One of the earliest funeral banquets ever to be discovered reveals a preplanned, carefully constructed event that reflects social changes at the beginning of the transition to agriculture in the Natufian period. Jerusalem, July 5, 2016 – The woman was laid on a bed of specially selected materials, including gazelle horn cores, fragments of chalk, […]

  • The Social Clock Ticks Loudest: Honeybee Circadian Rhythms Are Affected More by Social Interactions than by Sunlight

    July 4, 2016

    Hebrew University field study shows for the first time that social time cues override influence of light and darkness in regulating the natural body clock of honeybees, highlighting the complexity of clock regulation in natural habitat. Jerusalem, June 30, 2016 – Circadian rhythms are internal clocks that determine many of an organism’s daily rhythms, for […]

  • France’s Highest Honour Awarded to Hebrew University Vice President, Ambassador Yossi Gal

    June 30, 2016

    Mr. Patrick Maissonave, the Ambassador of France to Israel, presents the medal of the Legion of Honour to Yossi Gal, Vice President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and former Israeli Ambassador to France. (Photo credit: French Embassy in Israel / Marine Crouzet)    Jerusalem, June 29, 2016 — Ambassador Yossi Gal, the Vice President for […]

  • Dame Helen Mirren Meets Arab and Jewish Students at Hebrew University’s Billy Crystal Program for Peace Through the Performing Arts

    June 26, 2016

    Dame Helen took a “selfie” with a picture of her good friend, Billy Crystal   Jerusalem, June 26, 2016 — Dame Helen Mirren, one of the world’s best-known and most respected actresses, met with Arab and Jewish theatre students at The Billy Crystal Program for Peace Through the Performing Arts, at the Department of Theatre […]

  • A New Immunotherapy against Cancer Earns a Hebrew University Researcher the Kaye Innovation Award

    June 8, 2016

    Pinchas Tsukerman developed a novel immunotherapy method in which monoclonal antibodies neutralize the tumor’s ability to suppress the immune system Jerusalem, June 7, 2016 – The importance of the body’s immune system in protecting against the creation of cancerous tumors has been known for a long time. But despite the existence of a competent immune […]

  • VIDEO: Haploid Human Embryonic Stem Cells

    March 21, 2016

    Scientists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Columbia University Medical Center and The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute have succeeded in generating a new type of embryonic stem cell that carries a single copy of the human genome, instead of the two copies typically found in normal stem cells. This breakthrough in isolating […]

  • New Cancer Breakthrough Thanks To Israeli Father of Immunology

    March 21, 2016

    A potential cure for a certain type of cancer was recently presented by American researchers, though the brain behind it belongs to a Hebrew University graduate. A new method of attacking cancer cells and reprogramming the immune system has made a lot of waves recently in the US. Professor Irit Avivi from Ichilov Hospital in […]

  • New Method Detects Multiple Diseases Via DNA Released From Dying Cells Into Blood

    March 21, 2016

    In a series of experiments involving 320 patients and controls, researchers developed a blood test that can detect multiple pathologies, including diabetes, cancer, traumatic injury and neurodegeneration, in a highly sensitive and specific manner. The novel method infers cell death in specific tissue from the methylation patterns of circulating DNA that is released by dying […]

  • Scientists “Break The Ice” on Organ Banking

    March 7, 2016

    Hebrew University researchers develop a solution for long-term preservation of cells and organs for transplant,  as part of a global alliance to bank organs Jerusalem, March 2, 2016 – After decades of studies, scientists now believe that a breakthrough in preserving body organs for the purpose of saving lives is close at hand. A heart […]

  • Prehistoric Village Links Old and New Stone Age

    February 18, 2016

    Newly-excavated village in the Jordan Valley sheds light on the historical shift from foraging to agriculture, say Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologists Jerusalem, February 17 — Archaeologists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem revealed in Israel a prehistoric village, dated around 12,000 years ago, in excavations in the fertile Jordan Valley. The site, named NEG […]

  • Pyne, Brandis hail inspirational Israel- The Australian Jewish News

    December 17, 2015

    December 17, 2015 INNOVATION was high on the agenda when government minister Christopher Pyne met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem earlier this week. The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science called the meeting timely in light of the government’s recently announced National Innovation and Science Agenda, which will see five incubators for […]

  • Impression of King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Discovered in Ophel Excavations South of Temple Mount in Jerusalem

    December 7, 2015

    First seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation Discovery brings to life the Biblical narratives about King Hezekiah and the activity conducted during his lifetime in Jerusalem’s 1st Temple Period Royal Quarter Video at http://www.keytodavidscity.com Jerusalem, December 2, 2015 — The Ophel excavations at the […]

  • INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED RESEARCHERS DISCOVER A NOVEL DOUBLE DAGGER ANTI-CANCER AGENT

    November 11, 2015

    The veteran cancer researcher, Professor Emeritus Alexander Levitzki of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says new findings show a link between colorectal cancer and melanoma drug treatment known as “NT157,”in two recently published studies.   JERUSALEM (November 10, 2015)—Cancer is a highly complex disease in which the tumor recruits its surrounding tissue, as well as the […]

  • Scientists Discover Genetic Mechanism Essential to Ovary Development

    November 9, 2015

    Findings implicate a novel pathway in the normal development and maintenance of the ovary, with implications for diagnosis and the development of future treatment options Jerusalem, November 8, 2015 — Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Faculty of Medicine have announced a discovery that is expected to allow doctors to diagnose a disease causing […]

  • Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, Rises to #67 Among World’s 500 Top Universities in Authoritative Shanghai Ranking

    October 22, 2015

    Hebrew University Ranked #1 in Israel, Rises to #67 Among World’s 500 Top Universities in Authoritative Shanghai Ranking Maintains position as #3 university in Asia region; ranked #33 worldwide in Mathematics Jerusalem, August 16, 2015 — Maintaining its #1 position in Israel and #3 position in Asia, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem rose three positions […]

  • Anthropology: Ancient skull from Galilee cave offers clues to the first modern Europeans

    January 28, 2015

    Jerusalem, January 28, 2015 — The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa. The rare find is reported in the journal Nature this week by an international team of Israeli, North American and European researchers. A key event in human evolution […]

  • Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of human brain specialization

    January 23, 2015

    Jerusalem, January 23, 2015 3⁄4 Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the […]