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    2. Glowing engineered bacteria point out explosive landmines

      Glowing engineered bacteria point out explosive landmines
      Researchers who discovered how to utilize fluorescent E. coli bacteria to locate landmines have recently further mutated them so that they are now both more sensitive and emit a glow visible to the naked eye, eliminating the need to scan the ground using laser light beams. In 2017, researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem molecularly engineered E. coli to emit a fluorescent light upon coming in contact with explosive ...
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    3. Climate research multidisciplinary center opens at Hebrew U.

      Climate research multidisciplinary center opens at Hebrew U.
      The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which considers climate issues assome of the most significant scientific problemsthe world currently faces, established a climate research center, the Hebrew University Center for Climate Science (HUCS). The new center, headed by the two researchers Prof. Hezi Gildor and Dr. Uri Adam, will make it possible to deal with the challenges of the climate crisis in the Middle East region. The center's members will ...
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    4. Could octopuses have more than one brain? - Hebrew U. study

      Could octopuses have more than one brain? - Hebrew U. study
      A newHebrew Universitystudy recently examined the possibility that octopuses, known to be among the most intelligent of invertebrates, could have multiple brains. The full intelligence of an octopus is not fully understood, however it is known that they have the largest nervous system among invertebrates even larger than some vertebrates with more nerve cells not in the brain itself but rather in its body and the tentacles. The question of ...
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    5. Yissum Spinouts Raise $79 million in H1 2020 Despite Coronavirus Uncertainty - PRNewswire

      Yissum Spinouts Raise $79 million in H1 2020 Despite Coronavirus Uncertainty - PRNewswire
      Startups from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem raised $79 million in the first half of 2020, Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University announced today. Despite the continuing global uncertainty caused by the coronavirus and ongoing lockdowns around the world, 14 Yissum spinouts raised tens of millions of dollars in early-stage funding rounds. Investments were made in companies in the cleantech, agriculture, and foodtech sectors as well as ...
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    6. The Israeli method that could teach China to speak English

      The Israeli method that could teach China to speak English
      How did you do on your Gaokao exams? That phrase might not trip off the tongues of most Western students, but for high schoolers in China, its their key to acceptance into university and to future success. What tips the balance? Proficiency in English. And for most Chinese students, thats a tough bar to meet. While 22% of the Gaokao is English itself, up to 50% of it is dependent ...
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    7. Prof. David Kazhdan becomes first Israeli to win the Shaw Prize

      Prof. David Kazhdan becomes first Israeli to win the Shaw Prize
      Prof. David Kazhdan of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has received the distinguished Shaw Prize on his contributions to thefield of mathematics, the first Israeli to ever win the prize. Kazhdan is one of two recipients to win the prize; he shared the Shaw Prize of $1.2 million with another researcher from the University of Chicago, Alexander Beilinson. They won the prize for their huge influence on and profound ...
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    8. Rethink everything you know about global warming

      Rethink everything you know about global warming
      Every day seems to bring with it a new headline about the issue ofclimate change, but this one seems to be primed for the history books. The findings from a major new study published today in the journalSciencemay require a recalculation of climate change models to more accurately predict the pace of global warming. And, quite unexpectedly, it comes from research about how the earth iscoolingfaster than we thought. Allow ...
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    9. AI tool helps radiologists clear dangerous data bottleneck

      AI tool helps radiologists clear dangerous data bottleneck
      Its not every day that TIME magazine calls you a genius. Theyre not calling me a genius, Elad Walach protests. Theyre referring to the company! Walach is the 30-year-old CEO ofAidoc, a two-year-old Tel Aviv-based startup that is saving lives through medical imaging. Aidoc applies proprietary artificial intelligence to the millions of images generated every year by CT scans in order to catch serious issues before a human radiologist even ...
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    10. Can Jerusalem be turned into a high-tech hub?

      Can Jerusalem be turned into a high-tech hub?
      This story issponsoredbyStart-Up Nation Central. JERUSALEM (JTA) Jerusalem is a city of endless titles and designations: City of Gold. Zion. The Holy Sanctuary. City of Peace. Its rarely thought of as a high-tech hub, and thats not just because of the ancient buildings. Well over half of Jerusalems residents are Arab or haredi Orthodox, two of Israels least tech-immersed populations. But high-techs growing foothold here is changing things. Last year ...
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    11. Hebrew U team develops shape-shifting 3D printed pills for better targeted drugs

      Hebrew U team develops shape-shifting 3D printed pills for better targeted drugs
      Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new way to create drug capsules using 3D printers, a step that will help pave the way for pills that can be tailored to perform better than the conventional capsules manufactured today. The custom-printed pills are made out of a hydrogel in which the medication is inserted, said Professor Shlomo Magdassi,head of the Hebrew Universitys 3D and Functional Printing ...
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    12. 3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants

      3D bioprinted lungs to be available for global transplants
      CollPlant, an Israeli regenerative medicine company focused on 3D bioprinting of tissues and organs, signed a license, development and commercialization agreement with United Therapeutics Corporation of Maryland for 3D bioprinted lung transplants. The agreement combines CollPlants proprietary recombinant human collagen (rhCollagen) derived from engineered tobacco plants, and its BioInk technology, with the regenerative medicine and organ manufacturing capabilities of United Therapeutics subsidiary Lung Biotechnology PBC. One of many companies founded ...
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    13. Yissum Launches First-of-its Kind Express Licensing Campaign to Increase Academic and Industry Collaboration

      Yissum Launches First-of-its Kind Express Licensing Campaign to Increase Academic and Industry Collaboration
      Yissum, the technology transfer company of theHebrew University of Jerusalem, launched its pioneering Express Licensing Campaign at theITTN's 5thbiennial conference: Tech Transfer 4.O: Reinventing Technology Transfer.Yissum CEO and PresidentDr.Yaron Danielyintroduced the campaign which aims to make the cutting-edge research conducted at theHebrew University of Jerusalemmore accessible to industry partners by dramatically simplifying technology licensing or acquisition. Yissum currently dominates academic tech transfer inIsrael, and in 2017 ...
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    14. Yissum Launches NanoTech Fund

      Yissum Launches NanoTech Fund
      JERUSALEM,Oct. 9, 2018/PRNewswire/ -- Yissum, The Technology Transfer Company of TheHebrew University of Jerusalem, announced today the launch of its new NanoTech Fund which will focus exclusively on promising innovations emerging fromHebrew University'selite nanotech research. The Fund has already secured$6Mfrom top international strategic and institutional investors, and will raise up to$9M. The NanoTech Fund will focus on smart materials and nanotechnologies, funding deep technologies offering integrated ...
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    15. In the Garden of Eels

      In the Garden of Eels
      From a distance, garden eels look a bit like some strange grass waving on the sea floor. Thats until they abruptly shrink back into the holes theyve burrowed in the sand. The eels seem to be unique among fish. They are capable of swimming free, which they do to change burrows. But mostly, they live sessile lives, anchored in their narrow burrows even when they emerge to feed, like tethered ...
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    16. At Hebrew University, all students will study entrepreneurship

      At Hebrew University, all students will study entrepreneurship
      In Israel, which boasts the greatest number of startups per capita in the world, and sports the nickname Startup Nation,entrepreneurshipcourses have been sprouting at universities and colleges throughout the country to meet a grassroots demand. These programs aim to arm students with much needed theory along with a toolbox of mentorships, networking and tips on how best to approach investors for funding. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, however, now ...
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