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Hebrew University’s Yissum launches ag-tech accelerator

17 May 2018

Yissum Technology Transfer Company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in collaboration with its seed investment fund AgrInnovation, today announced the launch of HUGrow, a new food and ag-tech accelerator. The accelerator will focus on emerging technologies based on research conducted at Hebrew University.Read More

Prolonged acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to increased ASD and ADHD risk

24 April 2018

In a first-of-its-kind meta-analysis, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a link between prolonged use of drugs containing acetaminophen (paracetamol or Tylenol) during pregnancy, and increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).Read More

Scientists generate an atlas of the human genome using stem cells

23 April 2018

Human gene atlas opens up new avenues for studying cancer and genetic disorders.Read More

Israeli scientist growing meat in a lab gets rare honor in Washington

19 April 2018

Yaakov Nahmias of Hebrew University just fourth Israeli to be inducted as fellow in top US biomedical instituteRead More

Just in Time for Passover: Dozens of “Freedom Coins” from Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-70 C.E.) Discovered in Cave near Jerusalem Temple Mount

28 March 2018

Bronze coins, the last remnants of a four-year Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire were found near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. These bronze coins were discovered by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar during renewed excavations at the Ophel, located below the Temple Mount’s southern wall.Read More

Smaller and Faster: The Terahertz Computer Chip is now Within Reach

25 March 2018

Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable our computers—and all optic communication devices—to run 100 times faster through terahertz microchips.Read More

A Tiger May Not Change its Spots but Venomous Creatures Tweak Their Venom Recipe Many Times in a Lifetime

5 March 2018

Many animals use venom to protect themselves from predators and to catch prey. Some, like jellyfish, have tentacles, while others, like bees and snakes use stingers and fangs to inject their prey with venomous toxins.Read More

Jews and Arabs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: They are fellow students. Can they be friends, too?

22 February 2018

The university is one of the few places in Jerusalem where Jews and Arabs come in contact. Here they talk about prejudice, false kindness - and what is more important than learning together.Read More

Packed audience learns about Autism

30 January 2018

Prof Cory Shulman, head of the Hebrew University Centre for Autism addressed a large audience on Tuesday 30 January explaining the work of the Centre and some of her own research.  Response was so positive that after formalities Prof Shulman found herself assailed by many of the guests requesting further information both professional and personal.Read More

Israel’s gift to Africa

22 January 2018

Jerusalem public health program continues to attract African studentsRead More