Exposure to high and low temperatures during pregnancy may result in reduced fetal growth

October 15, 2021 by  

An Israeli nationwide study of more than 600,000 births, led by a researcher at Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, reveals consistent links between high and low temperatures and low fetal birth weight, particularly exposure to heat during the second and third trimesters. Read more

Low levels of vitamin D found in some COVID patients

June 18, 2021 by  

A new study conducted by the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University and its affiliate Galilee Medical Centre is among the first to show that pre-infection deficiency of vitamin D is associated with increased COVID-19 severity and mortality. Read more

Technology that transforms tap water into a powerful disinfectant against viruses, including coronavirus

April 23, 2020 by  

Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have developed new methodologies to produce powerful, environmentally-friendly disinfectants, based on tap water, that can eliminate bacteria and kill viruses, including microbes from the coronavirus family. Read more

El Nino heading to Australia later this year

January 1, 2020 by  

El Niño, which occurs when changing ocean conditions disrupt weather patterns, is in the forecast for 2020, according to German and Israeli researchers. Read more

The brain can combine natural and artificial vision to help treat a common form of blindness

December 27, 2019 by  

Israel’s Bar-Ilan University and the U.S.-based Stanford University researchers have published their recent results in combatting Macular Degeneration. Read more

Longest coral reef survey to date reveals major changes in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

October 4, 2019 by  

Published in the journal Nature Communications by researchers at Bar-Ilan University and Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Israel, and the University of Queensland in Australia, the study concludes that since 1928 intertidal communities have experienced major phase-shifts as a result of local and global environmental change, leaving few signs that reefs will return to their initial state in the near future. Read more

Israeli professor Rudolf to address British Parliament on intervention in child obesity

July 10, 2019 by  

Leeds, England’s third largest city, has bucked the global trend of childhood obesity and seen a significant fall in obesity, according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity by Prof. Mary Rudolf, Head of the Department of Population Health at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University. Read more

From Prisoner of Zion to Guardian of Zion

June 14, 2019 by  

Former Prisoner of Zion Anatoly (Natan) Sharansky has become a Guardian of Zion. Read more

Were diamonds a girl’s best friend in the ancient Land of Israel? 

June 3, 2019 by  

Israel’s Bar-Ilan University is spearheading a new field of research in archaeological gemology which aims to examine and shed light on ancient precious stones and minerals.  Read more

Being bullied as a teen is associated with growing up in areas of income inequality

May 16, 2019 by  

Growing up in areas with income inequality is associated with being bullied, according to a new study, which surveyed approximately 874,000 children in 40 medium and high-income countries in Europe, North America and Israel. Read more

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