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    2. Prof. Eli Keshet to be awarded Israel Prize in life sciences

      Prof. Eli Keshet to be awarded Israel Prize in life sciences
      Prof. Eli Keshet is to be awarded the Israel Prize in life sciences this year for his contributions to the development of treatments for a wide range of diseases, Education Minister Yoav Gallant announced on Thursday. Keshet, a professor of molecular biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's medical school, was awardedthe prestigious prizefor his pioneering contribution to understanding the mechanism in which conditions of an oxygen shortage prompt ...
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    3. Biopsies can be replaced with simple blood tests, Hebrew U. research find

      Biopsies can be replaced with simple blood tests, Hebrew U. research find
      A new blood testing method is being developed that could pinpointcancerpresence, especially at early stages, autoimmune diseases, infections, and lung and heart problems. The beauty of it is that it doesn't require a biopsy, which can often be invasive and painful. The new method was presented andpublishedin a study in theNature Biotechnologyjournal, and was developed in the lab ofHebrew UniversityProf. Nir Friedman, from the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life ...
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    4. One llama’s antibodies, analyzed in Jerusalem, may help ‘millions’ through COVID

      One llama’s antibodies, analyzed in Jerusalem, may help ‘millions’ through COVID
      Antibodies from a single llama that were analyzed in a Jerusalem lab could be replicated and help millions of coronavirus patients, scientists say. Dina Schneidman-Duhovny of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has examined the qualities of dozens of antibodies from a llama called Wally, and identified which would best fight the coronavirus in humans. The best candidates have been tested in vitro by her US-based colleagues with live coronavirus and ...
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    5. Studies show pomegranate supplement slows neurodegenerative diseases

      Studies show pomegranate supplement slows neurodegenerative diseases
      Everybody knows that thepomegranateis a superfood. One of the seven native fruits of Israel, pomegranates are packed with health-promoting and healing antioxidants and vitamins. Now, an Israeli supplement derived from pomegranate seed oil has proven helpful in improving cognitive function in multiple sclerosis patients experiencing cognitive difficulties associated with the disease. Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, the internationally renowned director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem ...
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    6. Nano-engineered pomegranate oil holds hope for brain disease, study shows

      Nano-engineered pomegranate oil holds hope for brain disease, study shows
      A Israeli study has found that multiple sclerosis patients taking a nano-engineered nutritional supplement made out of pomegranate oil showed significant cognitive improvement after just three months. The small-scale study of 30 patients was conducted at the Multiple Sclerosis Center at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem by Prof. Dimitrios Karussis, director of the center and a senior neurologist. Results showed that patients taking the supplement witnessed an average 12 ...
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    7. Hebrew University receives $1m from US couple for coronavirus lab - The Jerusalem Post

      Hebrew University receives $1m from US couple for coronavirus lab - The Jerusalem Post
      A Virginia couple has donated $1 million to assist the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in its new program designated to fight the coronavirus. The $1 million made by Brad and Sheryl Schwartz through American Friends of Hebrew University (AFHU) will assist in building a top-level bio-safety lab, the first of its kind dedicated to non-governmental research. The donation is a major first step toward funding a biocontainment level 3 national ...
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    8. 'I'm optimistic that coronavirus will soon be behind us,' says top Israeli medical expert - Haaretz

      'I'm optimistic that coronavirus will soon be behind us,' says top Israeli medical expert - Haaretz
      As Israel stampedes for normalcy, with schools stutteringly opening, shops and salons working overtime and restaurants and bars slated to reopen next week, talking with Prof. Dina Ben-Yehuda is heartening. Im optimistic that this will soon be behind us, says Ben-Yehuda, head of the hematology department at the Hadassah Medical Center and dean of the Hebrew University medical school. I see how the best brains around the world have come ...
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    9. Coronavirus Lockdown in Israel Was Unnecessary, Say Three Hebrew U Professors - CTech

      Coronavirus Lockdown in Israel Was Unnecessary, Say Three Hebrew U Professors - CTech
      As the number of recoveries from coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to exceed the number of new diagnoses in Israel, three local professors are claiming that the lockdown measures implemented by the government over recent months were unnecessary and should be canceled immediately. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Israel now stands at 15,398, according to data released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday. The number of people who ...
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    10. Research predicts Israel could see 1,000 serious COVID-19 cases by Passover

      Research predicts Israel could see 1,000 serious COVID-19 cases by Passover
      Israel will have 500 seriously ill coronavirus patients by the first day of Passover, April 9, and five days later the number will stand at 1,000, an influential Hebrew University research team has predicted. We will be surprised if we end up with less than low thousands of dead, said Nadav Katz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalems Racah Institute of Physics. Thats already looking like an optimistic scenario ...
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    11. New immunotherapy to target blood cancers, solid tumors

      New immunotherapy to target blood cancers, solid tumors
      A new joint project will develop precision medicines for blood cancers and solid tumors by utilizing immunotherapies targeting natural killer (NK) cells. In collaboration between Yissum, the technology-transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, biopharmaceutical company Cytovia Therapeutics will sponsor a research program to develop multi-specific antibodies targeting both NK cells and the tumor antigen. The research will be led by Hebrew University Prof. Ofer Mandelboim.
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    12. What red hot chile peppers might be able to do for cancer pain treatment

      What red hot chile peppers might be able to do for cancer pain treatment
      Its no secret that Israelis can do amazing things with spicy foods. Exhibit No. 1: zhug, the hot sauce derived from chile peppers that seems to be taking the world by storm. But some of the greatest excitement today in Israel surrounding chile peppers is happening outside the kitchen in laboratories, where scientists are experimenting with the pain-suppressing properties of hot peppers for uses as critical as the treatment of ...
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    13. Smoking may trigger diabetes in pregnant women, study finds

      Smoking may trigger diabetes in pregnant women, study finds
      Israeli and US researchers say that smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes, which increases the dangers of pregnancy and the chances of birth complications. Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can develop in pregnant women, including those who didnt already have diabetes. Every year, 2% to 10% of pregnancies in the United States are affected by gestational diabetes,accordingto the Centers for Disease Control ...
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    14. Israeli Chatbot Could Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease

      Israeli Chatbot Could Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease
      Hundreds of drugs have been developed to address Alzheimers disease, says Dr. Shahar Arzy, director of the computational neuropsychiatry lab at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. Do you know how many have been found effective? Zero. But if patients could be diagnosed in the preclinical stages of the disease, perhaps some of the new biological medications showing excellent results in other domains of neurology could be effective when ...
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    15. Penn Dental Renews Exchange with Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine - Penn Dental Medicine

      Penn Dental Renews Exchange with Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine - Penn Dental Medicine
      Building upon its global engagement, Penn Dental Medicine has renewed ties withHebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicinein Jerusalem, Israel, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate collaborative exchange and research with faculty and students. The MOU signing was part of the Power of Partnership program, held June 18-19 at Penn Dental Medicine, when the School hosted a delegation from Hadassah. This two-day program, which included meetings with faculty counterparts ...
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    16. Forget sperm and eggs, researchers have created embryo stem cells from skin cells

      Forget sperm and eggs, researchers have created embryo stem cells from skin cells
      A new, groundbreaking study by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) found a way to transform skin cells into the three major stem cell types that comprise early-stage embryos. This work has significant implications for modelling embryonic disease and placental dysfunctions, as well as paving the way to create whole embryos from skin cells. As published inCell Stem Cell, Dr. Yossi Buganim of HU's Department of Developmental Biology and ...
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