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    1. Low-Tech Bubbe, High-Tech Mission

      Low-Tech Bubbe, High-Tech Mission

      So you’re a grandmother whose kids and grandkids apparently are too busy to keep in touch — how do you remind them? Handwritten notes. Email messages. Guilt-laden phone calls. Or, since late last month, a new app touted on the revamped website of the American Friends of the Hebrew University. A video on the website features an octogenarian identified as Judith Cohen who describes the “Would It Kill You to Call?” app she’s developed that will send periodic cell phone reminders to delinquent members of the mishpocha. “Do they ever remember to call their bubbe?” she asks. After seven ...

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    2. Israel: land of milk, honey and medical cannabis

      Israel: land of milk, honey and medical cannabis

      In August, a joint feasibility committee of the Health and Finance ministries submitted a recommendation that Israel open its booming medical marijuana business to international exports. The market could be worth as much as $4 billion a year in revenue. In the expectation that the proposal will be approved by legislators, an Israel company – Breath of Life Pharma (BOL) – is positioning itself to become the world’s largest medical cannabis facility. BOL’s new production, research and development campus in central Israel has a 35,000-square-foot plant, an 8,000-square-foot storage room, 30,000 square feet of grow rooms and ...

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    3. Cleveland Clinic researchers find link between bacterial imbalances and breast cancer

      Cleveland Clinic researchers find link between bacterial imbalances and breast cancer

      October 5, 2017, Cleveland: In a newly published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. The research team has discovered for the first time that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium, a finding which could offer a new perspective in the battle against breast cancer. Bacteria that live in the body, known as the microbiome, influence many diseases. Most research has been done on the "gut" microbiome, or bacteria in the digestive tract. Researchers have long suspected that a "microbiome" exists ...

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    4. How to Cope With Tragedy When You Have Anxiety

      How to Cope With Tragedy When You Have Anxiety

       

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    5. Physicists Confirm That We’re Not Living In a Computer Simulation

      Physicists Confirm That We’re Not Living In a Computer Simulation

      Scientists have discovered that it’s impossible to model the physics of our universe on even the biggest computer. What that means is that we’re probably not living in a computersimulation . Theoretical physicists Zohar Ringel and Dmitry Kovrizhin from the University of Oxford and the Hebrew University in Israel applied Monte Carlo simulations (computations used to generate probabilities) to quantum objects moving through various dimensions and found that classical systems cannot create the mathematics necessary to describe quantum systems. They showed this by proving that classical physics can’t erase the sign problem, a particular quirk of quantum Monte ...

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    6. Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers - The New York Times

      Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers - The New York Times

      Rainer Weiss of M.I.T. and his Caltech collaborators Kip Thorne and Barry Barish discovered ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves.

      Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen.

      In announcing the award, the Royal Swedish Academy called it “a discovery that shook the world.”

      In February 2016 ...

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    7. Energy demands in developing nations fuels storage technology

      Energy demands in developing nations fuels storage technology

      - The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that energy demands from developing countries are going to grow by about 41 percent between now and 2040. By that year, these nations will be using 65 percent of the world’s total energy supply. Cambridge - The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that energy demands from developing countries are going to grow by about 41 percent between now and 2040. By that year, these nations will be using 65 percent of the world’s total energy supply. In the world's developing countries, the EIA is seeing strong economic growth, increased access ...

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      Mentions: solar energy
    8. Hadassah Doctor Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

      Hadassah Doctor Brings New Hope to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

      Twenty five years ago, Dr. Batsheva Kerem and Dr. Eitan Kerem made a significant contribution to the scientific world’s understanding of genetic mutations and cystic fibrosis. Together—with their medical-research teams—they mapped the genetic mutation profile of cystic fibrosis among different Jewish ethnic groups in Israel. Since then, life expectancy for individuals with cystic fibrosis has shifted dramatically, thanks in part to their medical and genetic research and ongoing commitment to fighting the disease. These Israeli doctors, long married, represent two of the world’s major cystic fibrosis research centers: the Hadassah Medical Organization and Hebrew University. Today ...

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      Mentions: Medicine/Health
    9. Plunging sperm counts provoke alarm

      Plunging sperm counts provoke alarm

      Although falling male sperm counts have been reported in the developed world since 1992, the first systematic review and meta-analysis of sperm count trends was only published recently by Hagai Levine and others in Human Reproduction Update. This latest research analysed 185 studies involving nearly 43,000 men who provided semen samples from 1973 to 2011. The researchers found a 54.2 per cent drop in sperm concentration (number of sperm per millilitre) and a 59.3 per cent drop in total sperm count (total number of sperm in ejaculate) over the past 40 years among men from North America ...

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    10. 4,000-Year-Old Jar of Headless Toads Discovered in Jerusalem Burial

      4,000-Year-Old Jar of Headless Toads Discovered in Jerusalem Burial

      In one of the rock-cut tombs, archaeologists made a rare discovery: a jar full of bones from nine headless toads. The toads had been decapitated before they were buried with the dead, possibly as a way to prepare the animals to be "eaten." Finding a tomb that's been sealed for thousands of years is always a treat for archaeologists —especially when that tomb contains a jar of headless toads. That's what archaeologists discovered inside a 4,000-year-old burial in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced yesterday (Sept. 25). The excavators think the jar might have been a ...

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      Mentions: archaeology
    11. Over the rainbow » J-Wire

      Over the rainbow » J-Wire

      Visiting Professor Wayne Horowitz from Hebrew University amazed his audience with his lecture on rainbows held at North Shore Temple Emanuel. Wayne told how the biblical story of the Flood had its origins in the misty Sumerian past, where rainbows more often than not portended disaster. He then linked the story with native traditions, such as the Gwich’in narrative of ‘The Boy in the Moon’ of Arctic Canada, where, curiously, they speak a language derived from Sumerian. The talk was co-sponsored by Macquarie and Hebrew Universities. Dr Gil Davis, Director of Ancient Mediterranean Studies at Macquarie University, introduced Wayne ...

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      Mentions: archaeology
    12. Atox Bio Awarded Next Milestone-based Option by BARDA to Support Continued Development of

      Atox Bio Awarded Next Milestone-based Option by BARDA to Support Continued Development of

      "We appreciate and continue to benefit from BARDA's ongoing support in the development of Reltecimod as a novel, host-based, immunomodulatory therapy to treat severe infections," said Dan Teleman, Chief Executive Officer of Atox Bio. "We have a very collaborative partnership with BARDA and look forward to continuing to work together." Reltecimod (AB103) is a rationally designed peptide that binds to the CD28 co-stimulatory receptor to modulate the host's immune response to severe infections. By limiting, but not inhibiting, the body's acute inflammatory response, Reltecimod helps control the cytokine storm that could quickly lead to morbidity and mortality ...

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      Mentions: Yissum
    13. No woman had been named dean of the medical faculty since it was opened

      No woman had been named dean of the medical faculty since it was opened

      For the first time since the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s medical faculty was established in 1949, a woman has been named as its head. Prof. Dina Ben-Yehuda will be the second woman to head an Israeli medical school, after Prof. Rivka Carmi – now president of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – was named dean of BGU’s Faculty of Health Sciences in 2000. Ben-Yehuda, director of hematology at the Hadassah University Medical Center, will take office as the 23rd dean of Hebrew University’s medical faculty on October 1. She will succeed Prof. David Lichtstein, who held the position for ...

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    14. Chinese millionaire to set up artificial intelligence lab in Haifa

      Chinese millionaire to set up artificial intelligence lab in Haifa

      Zong Qinghou, the CEO of one of China’s largest companies, announced plans to set up a research center at the University of Haifa focusing on artificial intelligence. The Chinese Academy of Sciences will also be a research partner. Zong will provide the AI center with at least $10 million over five years, the research partners announced at a signing event on Tuesday, with much of the funding going to construct laboratories and obtain high-end equipment, the University of Haifa’s President Ron Robin said. “For us, this is a game-changer. We get recognition by a major Chinese investor, that ...

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    15. Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize Awarded to Hebrew University Scientists

      Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize Awarded to Hebrew University Scientists

      September 18, 2017 — The Rosetrees Trust Interdisciplinary Prize for 2017 has been awarded to two scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Professor Yaakov Nahmias and Professor Nir Friedman. This is the first group from outside the United Kingdom to win the prize. The award was presented at the 30th Rosetrees Trust Anniversary Symposium on September 14 at the UCL Institute of Child Health in London. Professors Nahmias and Friedman won for their research proposal to engineer a platform that mimics the physiological dynamics of human metabolism. The circadian rhythm or “body clock” is a daily cycle that regulates many ...

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    16. Hebrew U tech chief seeks balance between academia and industry

      Hebrew U tech chief seeks balance between academia and industry

      Yaron Danieli, the Hebrew University’s newest pick to spearhead the commercialization of technologies developed within its ivory towers, is taking the reins at a delicate time. Get The Start-Up Israel's Daily Start-Up by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign Up Israeli academia has come under public scrutiny for missing out on royalties on technologies developed by their researchers: earlier this month, the Israeli press reported that Amnon Shashua, the chief executive officer of Mobileye, which was sold to Intel Corp. for a whopping $15 billion, convinced Hebrew University officials to forgo any monetary claims to ...

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    17. HU Researchers Find Way to Potentially Protect Kidney Health of Individuals with Obesity

      HU Researchers Find Way to Potentially Protect Kidney Health of Individuals with Obesity

      A new study provides insight into the mechanisms behind the development of kidney damage due to obesity, points to a potential target for protecting the kidney health of individuals with obesity. September 6, 2017 — A new study provides insights into the mechanisms behind the development of kidney damage due to obesity. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), point to a potential target for protecting the kidney health of individuals with obesity. Obesity-related kidney dysfunction develops early in the course of obesity, justifying the search for unique regulators that ...

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    18. Fiverr teams up with NY Yankees for entrepreneur contest

      Fiverr teams up with NY Yankees for entrepreneur contest

      Have you ever dreamed of having your company’s name and message appear on advertisements plastered across New York City’s Yankee Stadium? A new competition sponsored by Israeli freelancer marketplace Fiverr in cooperation with the iconic NY Yankees baseball team will allow five lucky entrepreneurs to do just that. It’s called “The Game Changer” and winners will receive LED advertisements at Yankee Stadium, designed by a Fiverr Pro freelance designer. Winners will also receive $1,500 in Fiverr credit, which they can spend on other professionals on the Fiverr site. (Fiverr has plenty of members ready to design ...

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    19. Thousands attend startup nation’s biggest tech conference

      Thousands attend startup nation’s biggest tech conference

      Thousands of high-tech professionals, from just-getting-started entrepreneurs to seasoned investors, have descended upon Tel Aviv for the city’s annual DLD (Digital Life Design) Conference. Now in its fifth year, DLD expects some 10,000 guests from around the world and has 100 events planned, from talks on the main stage (at Tel Aviv’s historic old train station) to an urban street happening with interactive exhibits lining Rothschild Boulevard. Delegations from Google, Samsung, Amazon and Facebook are all visiting Tel Aviv. The event will end with a closing party on the beach. Tech luminary and investor Yossi Vardi co-chairs ...

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    20. Volatility pioneer says shorting the VIX is like 'betting on the roulette'

      Volatility pioneer says shorting the VIX is like 'betting on the roulette'

      The wager in question is shorting the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, and many investors are big fans. Following a recent short-term increase in the VIX, traders added almost $400 million of exposure to the trade. One guy — a former manager at Target — says he's made millions betting against the VIX. But not everyone thinks shorting volatility is so great. Hedge fund managers across Wall Street have highlighted a lack of price swings as a harbinger of pain. JPMorgan's global head of quantitative strategy, Marko Kolanovic, has gone as far as to compare the strategies that are suppressing ...

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    21. September 6-7: Intersex International Conference at Hebrew University | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      September 6-7: Intersex International Conference at Hebrew University | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

      "Building Interdisciplinary Bridges for Research and Recognition of Intersexed Bodies" The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will host an international conference, "Building Interdisciplinary Bridges for Research and Recognition of Intersexed Bodies," focused on the complex experiences and challenges of people born with intersexual bodies. Featuring scholars from around the world, the conference will seek to build bridges between the various communities engaged with this issue, from the medical establishment to intersex support groups and activists. The media are invited to attend, or to request interviews with the organizers and speakers. WHEN: Wednesday and Thursday, September 6-7, 2017 WHERE: Hebrew University's ...

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