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Long Lost Human Relative Unveiled

3 October 2019

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. We know quite a bit about Neanderthals, thanks to numerous remains found across Europe and Asia. But exactly what our Denisovan relatives might have looked like had been anyone’s guess for a simple reason: the entire collection of Denisovan remains includes three teeth, a pinky bone and a lower jaw.Read More

Historical Annual Reports

24 September 2019

The British Friends were very excited to receive two historical artifacts over the Summer. The first is the 1939-40 Annual Report of the Friends of The Hebrew University of JerusalemRead More

Study by Hebrew University Koret School of Veterinary Medicine Explores Honey’s Horse Healing Properties

19 September 2019

Researchers looking at wound healing in horses have found that applying medical-grade honey to the wound, as it is repaired, may help control infection and reduce wound breakdown.Read More

International Conference on Genetics and Genomics of Solar Plants Harvesting Gene-Editing Technology to Feed Future Generations

18 September 2019

Scientists have proved that it’s possible to use innovative gene-editing to domesticate wild plant species and turn them into agricultural crops. For example, researchers have been able to modify tomato plant genes (that determine flowering) to increase fruit yield.Read More

Can Women Pause Their Biological Clocks? Worms May Hold Key to Extending Fertility

12 September 2019

What if women could press pause on their biological clocks? Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Genetic Department have discovered the switch that may do this – in wormsRead More

YISSUM CONFERENCE – AUTM ASIA 2019

11 September 2019

AUTM ASIA 2019 is being jointed hosted by YISSUM, and led by some of the world’s most experienced and successful tech transfer professionals!Read More

Hebrew University Celebrates Einstein’s 140th Birthday with Special Exhibit in China

2 August 2019

A unique exhibit with original materials belonging to Albert Einstein will open today at the World Expo Museum in Shanghai, China. The exhibition, called “Albert Einstein: Life in Four Dimensions”, contains handwritten documents, scientific theorems, original pictures and personal objects belonging to man who discovered that E=mc2.Read More

HU Scientific Breakthrough: The mechanism for gamma-ray bursts from space is decoded

31 July 2019

The mechanism, published by Prof. Tsvi Piran of the Hebrew University and other researchers, was deciphered following an eruption observed last January, and describes how a stream of particles moving towards us at close to light speed emits the gamma radiationRead More

Not Just Images: Hebrew University’s New MRI Technique Can “See” Molecular Changes in the Brain

30 July 2019

MRI’s give us a picture of our body’s insides—organs, bones, nerves and soft tissue. But what if MRI’s could show us the molecular makeup of our body parts, and help doctors more quickly determine the onset of disease and begin treatment?Read More