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    1. A way to stabilize haploidy in animal cells

      A way to stabilize haploidy in animal cells

      The emergence in recent years of the first mammalian haploid cell lines has raised great expectations in the scientific community. Despite their potential, these cultures present some issues that complicate their use because haploidy is unstable and can be lost quickly. The Genomic Instability Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has offered an explanation of this phenomenon and proposes a way to overcome it. This work has been published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). With the exception of the sperm or ovules, cells contain two sets of chromosomes, one from each ...

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    2. Teaching the world how to make the desert bloom

      Teaching the world how to make the desert bloom

      At the Ramat Negev Agro-Research Center, acacia trees bloom, casting long shadows by the greenhouses, and fat pumpkins ripen on the ground. Everywhere you look, jewel-like cherry tomatoes dangle above the sand, on vines strung to wires, carefully irrigated and nourished. While tiny tomatoes have been around for centuries, certain varieties of cherry tomatoes – including the popular tomaccio – were developed in Israel back in the 1970s. Here they grow in abundance, as do sweet peppers of all colors – yellow, green, red, chocolaty-brown, and purple. The Ramat Negev Regional Council oversees this center, and agricultural experiments are conducted by onsite researchers ...

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    3. AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap' Searching and repurposing ideas could inspire innovation

      AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap' Searching and repurposing ideas could inspire innovation

      (MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Aug 15, 2017 Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine datab... ... August 15, 2017 By Julianne MatteraEmail Three Oakland streets adjacent to Carnegie Mellon University will be closed to through traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday,... (MENAFN Editorial) iCrowdNewswire - Aug 15, 2017 Computer science researchers at North Carolina State University and Universidade de Lisboa have developed a tool for use... August 14, 2017 Carnegie Mellon University graduate student Britta Glennon will be among 350 young economists from 66 nations who will ...

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    4. AI draws parallels between fields you never knew were connected

      AI draws parallels between fields you never knew were connected

      Analogies are the comparison of one thing with another, most commonly with the goal of explaining or clarifying a certain concept. Like a well-chosen metaphor, a good analogy can be a great tool for people such as writers. However, it can also be crucial for problem-solving, since comparing separate problems or methods in this way can be used to highlight underlying — often times useful — similarities. For instance, a few years ago a car mechanic was watching a YouTube video showing how to extract a cork from a wine bottle when he struck upon using the same approximate method for helping ...

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    5. Pigments made by beets may help boost resistance to disease the and nutrition value of crops

      Color in the plant kingdom is not merely a joy to the eye. Colored pigments attract pollinating insects, they protect plants against disease, and they confer health benefits and are used in the food and drug industries. A new study conducted at the Weizmann Institute of Science, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, has now opened the way to numerous potential uses of betalains, the highly nutritious red-violet and yellow pigments known for their antioxidant properties and commonly used as food dyes. Betalains are made by cactus fruit, flowers such as bougainvillea and certain edible ...

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    6. BioCanCell Announces Appointment of Ms. Ruti Alon to Board of Directors

      BioCanCell Announces Appointment of Ms. Ruti Alon to Board of Directors

      JERUSALEM, Aug. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioCanCell Ltd. (TASE:BICL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel therapies to treat cancer, announced today the appointment of Ms. Ruti Alon to its Board of Directors. Frank Haluska, M.D, Ph.D., BioCanCell’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Ruti to BioCanCell’s Board of Directors. Ruti’s background and experience are an excellent fit as we prepare to launch two pivotal clinical trials of our lead investigational agent, BC-819, either of which may lead to registration in early ...

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    7. Health Scan: How long can bacteria wait out antibiotics?

      Health Scan: How long can bacteria wait out antibiotics?

      “A take-home message from this is that it is important to complete a course of antibiotic treatment as prescribed, even after the disappearance of the symptoms,” Balaban explained. “Partial treatment gives tolerance and persistence mutations a selective advantage, and these, in turn, hasten the development of resistance.” In future studies, Balaban and her team will use MDK99 to study the evolution of tolerance in patients. Moreover, the ability to systematically determine the tolerance level of strains in the lab could facilitate research in the field. “If implemented in hospital clinical microbiology labs, MDK99 could enable the efficient classification of bacterial ...

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    8. AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap'

      AI, crowdsourcing combine to close 'analogy gap'

      Specifically, they developed a way for computers to find analogies—comparisons between sometimes disparate methods and problems that highlight underlying similarities. As anyone who enjoyed watching TV's MacGyver disarm a missile with a paperclip or staunch a sulfuric acid leak with a chocolate bar could tell you, analogies can provide critical insights and inspiration for problem solving. Tapping huge databases of inventions could spur innovation, but doing so without the help of analogies is, well, like finding a needle in a haystack. Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon and Hebrew University cracked the analogy problem by combining crowdsourcing and a ...

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    9. Hebrew University Launches World’s Largest Jewish Art Index

      Hebrew University Launches World’s Largest Jewish Art Index

      The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched the world’s largest online database of Jewish art on Thursday at the World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is a collection of digitized images and information about Jewish artifacts from all over the world. The online collection includes more than 260,000 images of objects and artifacts from 700 museums, synagogues and private collections in 41 different countries, as well as architectural drawings of 1,500 synagogues and Jewish ritual buildings from antiquity to the modern day. The public ...

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    10. Death of Rabbi Pesach Schindler a loss to the Conservative Movement - Israel News

      Death of Rabbi Pesach Schindler a loss to the Conservative Movement - Israel News

      Reflection on the Holocaust continued to occupy his mind for most of his life, so much so that he wrote a book: Hasidic Responses to the Holocaust in the Light of Hasidic Thought (1990), which was an extension of the dissertation that earned him a PhD from New York University. He also had a master’s degree in science from Yeshiva University. Ordained as a rabbi in 1956, he subsequently served for six years as director of education at the Adath Israel Congregation in Toronto, and then spent seven years as assistant director of education at the United Synagogue of ...

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    11. Preserving the Dead Sea, a Jewel for Future Generations

      Preserving the Dead Sea, a Jewel for Future Generations

      DEAD SEA, Israel – Sunrise over the Dead Sea is a magnificent sight. A soothing atmosphere surrounds this biblical landmark and mineral treasure. The Dead Sea is a natural wonder that is actually giving life, but this unique jewel is in danger of drying up. It sits on the Great Rift Valley between Israel and Jordan. Fed by freshwater from the Jordan River and mineral springs, it's one of the saltiest lakes in the world – so salty no fish can survive in it. Nominated as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the water, mud and atmosphere have healing ...

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    12. Jerusalem start-up unveils next generation of iOS photo editing app

      Jerusalem start-up unveils next generation of iOS photo editing app

      The company’s first two paid products, Facetune and Enlight, are two of the world’s most successful premium creativity apps, with over 11 million paid units sold. Enlight was Apple’s App of the Year for 2015, the #11 best-selling Paid iOS app in 2016, and was recently awarded the prestigious Apple Design Award at the 2017 WWDC. Facetune, a fun and powerful portrait retouching application, was Apple’s #4 best-selling Paid app in 2016 and was the #1 Paid App in over 130 countries. Before raising money through Carmel Ventures in its first equity financing round in August ...

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    13. 10 most influential figures of the cybersecurity world

      10 most influential figures of the cybersecurity world

      One of the best ways to stay updated with the most recent industry changes is to follow the top giants in the security industry. The cybersecurity industry is a quickly expanding market, growing in response to the increasing number of cyber crimes. According to the most recent report of Cybersecurity Ventures, its spending is expected to reach $1 trillion over the next 5 years. This expected spending has raised the demand for security vendors, opening the door for new start-up companies and growth for reputable firms. Below, I’ve summed up a list of 10 Chief Executive Officers in Security ...

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    14. Hebrew U. conference explores history of Jewish names - Israel News

      Hebrew U. conference explores history of Jewish names - Israel News

      The conference was founded in 1991 by Bar-Ilan University Prof. Aaron Demsky, an expert in the field of Jewish names. Bar-Ilan University Prof. Aaron Demsky.. (photo credit:Courtesy) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is hosting an international conference on the history and origin of Jewish names. The 13th biannual International Conference on Jewish Names, which takes place today at the Mount Scopus campus, features 20 lecturers and academics from Israel, Poland, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic, Canada, Italy and the United States – all of whom study Jewish onomastics, or name studies, in their country of origin. The conference was founded ...

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    15. Israeli scientist develops early diagnostic test for Parkinson’s

      Israeli scientist develops early diagnostic test for Parkinson’s

      The exciting news coming out of Israel, that a scientist has developed a groundbreaking test to categorically detect Parkinson’s disease, is giving the medical and science worlds hope for the future. Suaad Abd-Elhadi, a PhD student at the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine, has developed the lipid ELISA diagnostic tool. She won the Kaye Innovation Award for 2017 for the breakthrough invention of this highly sensitive kit that may lead to earlier detection of Parkinson’s disease, along with better tracking of the disease’s progression and a patient’s ...

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    16. Sperm count falling sharply in developed world, researchers say

      Sperm count falling sharply in developed world, researchers say

      Male fertility in the developed world is in sharp decline. A new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows a 52.4 percent fall in sperm concentration While total sperm count fell 59.3 percent between 1973 and 2011. It's a wake-up call for men, according to the researchers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LEAD RESEARCHER AT HEBREW UNIVERSITY-HADASSAH SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, HAGAI LEVINE, SAYING: "Our findings of sharp decline in sperm count among western men is the canary in the coal mine. It signifies that we have a serious problem with the health of men in the western world ...

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    17. Rapid 3-D printing in water using novel hybrid nanoparticles

      Rapid 3-D printing in water using novel hybrid nanoparticles

      Hybrid nanoparticles as photoinitiators. a. Electron microscope image of hybrid nanocrystal. The inset shows a schematic of semiconductor nanorod with a metal tip. b. Bucky ball structure produced by rapid 3D printing in water using HNPs as photoinitiators. c. Spiral printed with HNPs by two photon printer providing high resolution features. Credit: Pawar et al Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a new type of photoinitiator for three-dimensional (3-D) printing in water. These novel nanoparticles could allow for the creation of bio-friendly 3-D printed structures, further the development of biomedical accessories ...

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    18. Astounding drug-testing tech simulates liver, heart, brain

      Astounding drug-testing tech simulates liver, heart, brain

      After spending an average of $2.5 billion to develop a single new drug, sometimes pharma companies have to pull it from the market due to a bad outcome that was not detected in clinical studies. That’s what happened in 2000, when a promising Type 2 diabetes drug called troglitazone led to idiosyncratic (unexplained) liver damage in one of every 60,000 users. The troglitazone mystery wasn’t solved until March 2016, when a novel “liver-on-a-chip” platform developed by Hebrew University of Jerusalem Prof. Yaakov Nahmias revealed what no animal or human tests could: even low concentrations of this ...

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    19. Using Linux Performance Tools

      Using Linux Performance Tools

      Move from basic Linux administration to advanced in this course that details how to monitor, profile, and trace Linux systems and applications. Linux expert Sasha Goldshtein shows you how to run basic performance checklists to get a reading of high-level system performance. You'll discover ways to diagnose specific issues such as high CPU load, excessive I/O, and slow network requests; as well as gain a solid understanding of the Linux system infrastructure that makes tracing and profiling possible. The course is designed for application developers, system administrators, and SREs with some Linux system administration experience and a basic ...

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    20. Emory students win Fulbright grants for research, teaching around the world

      Emory students win Fulbright grants for research, teaching around the world

      Abigail Holst, an Emory Scholar who won a 2016 Fulbright to teach English in Taiwan, was recently selected as the winner of the Outstanding Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Performance Award. This year, a dozen Emory students will travel across the globe to conduct research or teach English through Fulbright grants. Emory University will send a dozen students and recent graduates across the globe in the coming year as part of the 2017 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. They are among about 8,000 recipients nationwide for the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Winners for the ...

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    21. Why Western men have suffered a 50% decline in sperm count over four decades

      Sperm counts -- measured by sperm concentration or total sperm count -- declined by 1.4% per year on average among men from North America, Europe and Australia between 1973 and 2011, a new study (https://academic.oup.com/humupd/article/doi/10.1093/humupd/dmx022/4035689/Temporal-trends-in-sperm-count-a-systematic-review) published in the journal Human Reproductive Health found. Overall, sperm counts fell between 50% and 60% over those 38 years, with no evidence of a leveling off in recent years. This significant decline in male reproductive health "has serious implications beyond fertility concerns," it concluded. The researchers analyzed samples from nearly 43,000 men ...

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    22. China, India, and Israel’s Strategic Calculus

      China, India, and Israel’s Strategic Calculus

      Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners, and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into U.S. Asia policy. This conversation with Dr. Yitzhak Shichor – Professor Emeritus and The Michael William Lipson Chair in Chinese Studies at The Hebrew University in Israel – is the 101st in “The Trans-Pacific View Insight Series.” To appreciate the full significance of Modi’s visit, one has to know the history of Israel-India relations. Reluctantly, India recognized Israel on September 18, 1950, the fifth Asian country [to do so], but, because no full diplomatic relations were approved for ...

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    23. Looking Ahead ! Hebrew University and City of Jerusalem to Host 'International Conference on the Cannabinoids' in 2021 | Cannabis Law Report

      The ICRS is the oldest scientific society dedicated to the research in the cannabis plant, cannabinoids, and their physiological and biochemical targets. The ICRS has nearly 400 members from all over the world. The members and guests of the ICRS gather yearly to present the ICRS Symposium. Hundreds of participants from Israel and around the world will participate in the conference, at the International Convention Center (ICC) in Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Jerusalem Conventions & Visitors Bureau (JCVB), which operates under the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA). The event will be hosted by the Hebrew University’s Multidisciplinary Center on Cannabinoid ...

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