Hebrew University discovery named Science Magazine’s 2019 People’s Choice for Breakthrough of the Year

December 20, 2019 by  

In September, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers Prof. Liran Carmel and Dr. David Gokhman captivated the science world with their reconstruction of a Denisovan, the mysterious human species that lived 100,000 years ago but disappeared.  Now, Science magazine has named their discovery the 2019 People’s Choice for Breakthrough of the Year. Read more

Get ready for a new Periodic Table

December 17, 2019 by  

Are you ready for the future?  Back in 1869, Russia’s Dmitri Mendeleev began to classify the elements according to their chemical properties, giving rise to the Periodical Table of Elements.  “I saw in a dream a table where all elements fell into place as required. Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper,” Mendeleev recalled. Read more

Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds

December 10, 2019 by  

Smoking during pregnancy is one of the most significant risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes. Read more

We Made it to the Final Four! Let’s Make it to #1

December 6, 2019 by  

Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s researchers Prof. Liran Carmel and Dr David Gokhman have made it to the final round of Science Magazine’s 2019 Breakthrough of the Year award. Read more

Forget Black Friday, it’s Breakthrough Thursday!

November 29, 2019 by  

This year, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers Professor Liran Carmel and Dr. David Gokhman received significant international attention when they gave the world its first glimpse of Denisovan, the mysterious human species that lived 100,000 years ago but went extinct. Read more

Discovery by Hebrew University scientists could revolutionize chemotherapy

November 28, 2019 by  

It is a feeling that many who receive a cancer diagnosis can identify with: heartbreak and fear, followed by hopes that chemotherapy will save the day.  Unfortunately, for many patients, chemo’s painful side effects cause them to stop treatment prematurely. Read more

Designer babies?

November 22, 2019 by  

Ever since in vitro fertilization became a reality and scientists began pre-screening embryos for genetic disorders, the fantasy of creating “designer babies” in which parents could select for a group of traits (blonde hair, blue eyes, male/female) took hold of the public’s imagination. Read more

Long lost human relative unveiled

September 20, 2019 by  

If you could travel back in time to 100,000 years ago, you’d find yourself living among several different groups of humans, including Modern Humans (those anatomically similar to us), Neanderthals, and Denisovans. Read more

Albert Einstein: Life in Four Dimension

August 2, 2019 by  

A unique exhibit with original materials belonging to Albert Einstein has opened at the World Expo Museum in Shanghai, China. Read more

Hebrew University leads the pack

June 12, 2019 by  

As part of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s 82nd Board of Governors meeting, 335 students will be awarded PhD degrees, more than at any other academic institution in Israel. Read more

Entrepreneur Ori Allon donates 1.2 Million (NIS) to The Hebrew University of Jerusalem for scholarships in computer science

June 6, 2019 by  

The Hebrew University is expected to grant generous scholarships over the next two years to computer science students thanks to the contribution of entrepreneur Dr. Ori Allon. Read more

In his own words: new Einstein manuscripts revealed

March 8, 2019 by  

Even 140 years after Albert Einstein’s birth, his scientific discoveries still impact our lives–lasers, nuclear power, fiber optics, driverless cars, GPS and space travel all trace back to Einstein’s theories. Read more

A Valentine thought

February 12, 2019 by  

Despite worldwide Valentine’s Day celebrations, an increasing number of people around the globe are single.  Read more

Dozens of “Freedom Coins” from Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-70 C.E.)

March 27, 2018 by  

Bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire have been found near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Read more

Hebrew Uni reveals jellyfish have an arsenal

March 6, 2018 by  

If you see jellyfish when swimming be aware it has a special venom for you. Read more