Agriculture & Environment

Agriculture & Environment

The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment: Feeding the World

 


New research shows limiting carbs to dinner-time increases satiety, reduces risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease


Research student Sigal Sofer and Prof. (Emeritius) Zecharia Madar of the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment have shown that an experimental diet that limits most carbohydrates to dinner increases satiety, decreases risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and could benefit people suffering from severe and morbid obesity.


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Inaugural Pears Foundation Alumni Workshop in Nutritional Sciences attended by practitioners from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East

Some 20 practitioners in nutrition from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East returned to Israel to attend the inaugural Pears Alumni Workshop in Nutritional Sciences at the Hebrew University’s Rehovot campus. The workshop comprised an intensive program of professional updates, seminar presentations by current students, research symposia and roundtable discussions.

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Carefully scheduled high-fat diet resets metabolism and prevents obesity, shows Hebrew U. research

A comparative study by researchers at the Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment indicates that improving metabolism by means of carefully scheduled meals — and without limiting the content of the daily menu — might be a potential therapeutic tool to prevent obesity in humans. More

HU student turns paper mill waste into ‘green’ material for industrial applications

Doctoral student Shaul Lapidot has formulated a procedure that turns paper mill waste into ecologically friendly, industrial foams which are highly porous, lightweight and can be further strengthened using raw crop waste.

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For India, in Israel: Srivignesh Sundaresan

"Sixty percent of India's rural population is employed in agriculture. I wanted to do something more than return home to work the farm. I wanted to learn more, in order to add something new to agricultural research," says Smith Faculty doctoral student Srivignesh Sundaresan.

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A speck of the future

Their openness to ideas from far beyond their own fields has led two scientists — one studying poplar trees and the other nanoscience — to develop the potential for minute computer components that self-assembly and provide unmatched memory capacity.

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