Parental PTSD affects health behaviour and ageing among offspring of Holocaust survivors

January 24, 2019 by  

A new study on intergenerational transmission of trauma has found evidence that Holocaust survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their adult offspring exhibit more unhealthy behaviour patterns and age less successfully in comparison to survivors with no signs of PTSD or parents who did not experience the Holocaust and their offspring.  Read more

Researchers reveal new mechanism to “activate” the immune system against cancer

January 4, 2019 by  

A new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature. Read more

New study finds intergenerational transmission of trauma highly evident among offspring caring for Holocaust survivor parents

April 10, 2018 by  

More than 70 years since the end of World War II, there are still signs of intergenerational transmission of Holocaust trauma that are manifested in the way adult offspring of Holocaust survivors care for their elderly parents, according to a new study by researchers at Bar-Ilan University. Read more

Prestigious award for Chief Rabbi Lau

March 27, 2018 by  

Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Centre for Jerusalem Studies will bestow its annual Guardian of Zion Award upon former Chief Rabbi of Israel, Israel Meir Lau in May. Read more

Nano-Drops may offer new alternative to current methods of vision correction

March 20, 2018 by  

A revolutionary, cutting-edge technology, developed by researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), has the potential to provide a new alternative to eyeglasses, contact lenses, and laser correction for refractive errors. Read more

Prime Minister Turnbull addresses ASPI-BESA Centre Bilateral dialogue participants in Ramat Gan

November 3, 2017 by  

The relationship between Australia and Israel is closer than it has ever been, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the Be’er Sheva Dialogue between the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and Begin-Sadat (BESA) Centre for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Read more

New Bar-Ilan University study reveals crucial role for partners of depressed mothers

May 12, 2017 by  

Maternal depression negatively impacts children’s emotional and cognitive development and family life. Read more