Hebrew U. physicist Shlomi Kotler wins Physics World’s 2021 Breakthrough of the Year Award

December 15, 2021 by  

Physics World, the leading physics magazine published by the UK-based Institute of Physics, has awarded the 2021 Breakthrough of the Year prize to two research teams who advanced our understanding of quantum systems. Read more

Former Hebrew University professor wins Nobel Prize

October 12, 2021 by  

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has congratulated  Professor Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens, along with David Carr, on being awarded the 2021 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.  Read more

Israeli study finds curious link between first day of school and stock market

August 30, 2021 by  

As any kindergartner or first-grader can tell you, the first day of school can be nerve-wracking. Read more

Hebrew Uni clinical results show tricor (fenofibrate) effective in treating severe COVID-19 patients

August 23, 2021 by  

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected over 165 million people worldwide causing nearly 3.5 million deaths. Read more

Hebrew University ranks 90th worldwide

August 15, 2021 by  

Among 2,000 universities surveyed worldwide, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) ranked 90th in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)’s evaluation of higher education institutions. Read more

Medical cannabis for younger patients

June 23, 2021 by  

A team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has completed the first-ever meta-analysis of pediatric patients treated with medical cannabis to understand better the risks and benefits of cannabis use among young patients. Read more

Would you like some heavy water with your coffee?

May 6, 2021 by  

A long-standing, unresolved puzzle concerns the taste of heavy water.  Regular water has no distinct taste but rumours indicate that heavy water tastes sweet. Read more

Large-scale study finds strong connection between corona and strokes

April 29, 2021 by  

Ever since the coronavirus became a widespread global pandemic, medical researchers have sought to understand how the virus impacts other medical ailments, especially neurological ones. Read more

South African site reveals earliest cave occupation

April 26, 2021 by  

A team of geologists and archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) and the University of Toronto has confirmed the record-breaking date of the earliest cave occupation in the world and the site of some of the earliest indications of fire use and tool making among prehistoric humans. Read more

Bad to the bone

April 19, 2021 by  

A team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has proven the linkages between ultra-processed foods and reduced bone quality, unveiling the damage of these foods particularly for younger children in their developing years. Read more

Hebrew University researchers find significantly higher rates of mortality due to heart disease and cancer among Holocaust survivors

April 8, 2021 by  

The damaging effects of life under Nazi rule have long been known with many victims having experienced periods of protracted emotional and physical torture, malnutrition and mass exposure to disease. Read more

Can understanding constipation help diagnose Parkinson’s Disease earlier?

March 12, 2021 by  

While Parkinson’s Disease is one of the most common neurological disorders, physicians still lack a validated lab-based methodology, or biomarker, for diagnosing it definitively. Read more

A 120,000-year-old Message?

February 4, 2021 by  

While scientists and historians have long surmised that etchings on stones and bones have been used as a form of symbolism dating back as early as the Middle Paleolithic period (250,000-45,000 BCE), findings to support that theory are extremely rare. Read more

Hebrew University offers rapid Corona testing for all students

October 22, 2020 by  

As part of its efforts to provide a safe school year, beginning with the start of classes on October 18, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU), in partnership with HU’s Faculty of Medicine and Hadassah Medical Centre—Ein Kerem, will provide on-campus rapid corona-testing for all students—local and international—attending the University. Read more

I’ve made it to Jerusalem! – Hebrew Uni receives 100,000 “Tweets” from 19th century Jerusalem

September 24, 2020 by  

Ever wonder what first impressions Kaiser Wilhelm II might have tweeted upon his arrival in Jerusalem on a dusty afternoon in 1898? Read more

Alfred Landecker Foundation announces $13 million dollar grant to Hebrew University of Jerusalem

September 9, 2020 by  

The Alfred Landecker Foundation has awarded the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) a $13 million USD grant to fund academic initiatives that focus on the causes and consequences of the Holocaust, promote studies on human rights, minority protection, the rule of law, and reparations for historical wrongs and injustices. Read more

 Researchers finds tobacco companies exploit legal loopholes to get new generation of sraeli teens addicted to cigarettes

September 8, 2020 by  

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem find tobacco companies are exploiting legal loopholes “to create a new generation of people who are addicted to cigarettes.” Read more

Black tea, berries, nuts off the menu?

July 30, 2020 by  

It is a fact that has long baffled doctors: Cancer in the small intestine is quite rare, whereas colorectal cancer, a neighbouring though much smaller organ, is one of the leading causes of cancer death for men and women.  What is it about the colon that seems to “attract” cancer? Read more

Downgrading Covid-19’s threat to that of a common cold?

July 15, 2020 by  

Could a simple drug, that has been on the market for decades, be used to treat COVID-19?  A research team led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Professor Yaakov Nahmias says that early research looks promising; their findings appear in this week’s Cell Press’ Sneak Peak. Read more

Section of The Great Wall Of China mapped for first time

June 9, 2020 by  

For the first time ever, researchers have fully mapped the “Genghis Khan’s Wall,” a 737km section of The Great Wall that situated outside of China along the Mongolian Steppe. Read more

How to manage the COVID-19 pandemic without destroying the economy

April 27, 2020 by  

Hebrew UniversityProfessors David Gershon, Alexander Lipton and Hagai Levine have shown that based on real-life data, Israel and other countries could have controlled COVID-19 without lockdown. Read more

Edmond De Rothschild Foundation donates 15 Million NIS to fund Corona research at Hebrew University

April 13, 2020 by  

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation has generously provided the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) with 15 million NIS [A$6.6 million] to fund coronavirus research. Read more

Hebrew University researchers develop a COVID-19 diagnostic test 10x faster

April 13, 2020 by  

Media outlets around the world have reported a shortage of COVID-19 testing materials. Read more

World’s top math prize awarded to Hebrew University’s Hillel Furstenberg

March 19, 2020 by  

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters has announced it will award the Abel Prize to Hillel Furstenberg at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Gregory Margulis at Yale University “for pioneering the use of methods from probability and dynamics in group theory, number theory and combinatorics”. Read more

How did dinosaur parents know when their kids had a fever?

February 16, 2020 by  

From the time that dinosaur fossils were first discovered, these creatures have fascinated scientists and laypeople alike.  In the academic world, their remains provide important clues into the prehistoric world; in popular culture, dinosaurs have inspired blockbuster hits, such as Jurassic Park and King Kong. Read more

Jiayou! Stay Strong, China 加油

February 7, 2020 by  

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has condemned attacks against Asian students & researchers in wake of coronavirus and shares message of support. Read more

Do you ever lie to appear more honest?

January 31, 2020 by  

Honesty is the best policy, or so the saying goes. But what if the truth seems less believable than a lie? Read more

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

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