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Alumni Support the Next Generation of Ethiopian Scholars


The Hebrew University Alumni Association is kicking off a fundraising campaign to support scholarships for students of Ethiopian origin. These scholarships will make a difference in the lives of many by providing the opportunity to study at Israel's leading university.


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Jerusalem Venture Partners Wins License to Operate a Tech Incubator under Israel’s National Incubator Program

Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) recently announced that it was chosen by Israel’s National Innovation Authority to operate a Jerusalem-based technological incubator. The JVP was selected to operate a Jerusalem-based Startup Incubator for eight years in partnership with Motorola Solutions, Reliance Industries and Hebrew University’s own Yissum.

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A New Blood Test Created by a Team of HU Faculty Members Uses Dying Cells to Uncover Life Threatening Diseases

Dr. Ruth Shemer and Prof. Yuval Dor from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Prof. Benjamin Glaser from Hadassah Medical Center have created a new blood test that can detect diabetes, multiple sclerosis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis and brain damage, opening up vast possibilities for diagnostic medicine

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With Rare Documents and Historic Announcement, Einstein Still Sends Waves

Scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced that they have discovered evidence of Albert Einstein’s century old gravitational waves prediction.

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HU and University of Bochum Develop Bright Future for Solar Energy

Hebrew University researchers in collaboration with their counterparts at German University of Bochum have created a new model for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells. Their paper, published in Nature Energy, points to the future of clean energy.

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HU Professor Avi Simhon Confirmed as Advisor to the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Netanyahu has appointed Prof. Avi Simhon as his chief economic policy advisor. Simhon is a professor in The Hebrew University in the Department of Environmental Economics and Management, and the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

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HU to Bring a New Dimension to 3D Printing

December 28, 2015, Hebrew University launches a 3D and Functional Printing Center, Israel’s first center to focus on 3D printing and its technology.

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Eye Opening Surgery Saves Vision of Wild Wolf

November 30, 2015, Zahava, a nine year old wild wolf from the Yotvata Nature Reserve was brought to the HU Veterinary Hospital after suffering from chronic eye infections. Her condition had worsened, covering her corneas with a visible film that impaired her vision. Traditionally, this condition requires a daily administration of eye drops, but such treatment is untenable in the wild. Prof. Ron Ofri, who specializes in veterinary ophthalmology, immediately ordered unique implants from the United States that are designed to be placed in the back of the the eyes and automatically administer drops on a daily basis.

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Snails Bring Speedy Economic Empowerment for African Women

November 18, 2015:Snails may be the fast track to economic growth and empowerment for women living in West Africa, thanks to a pair of Ghanaian research students heading a project sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment.
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HU Prof. Is Making the World More Colorful and Beautiful

November 7th, 2015, Hebrew University Professor, Alexander Vainstein, is changing the way we see the world around us and making it more colorful in the process. The Wolfson Family Professor of Floriculture is most known for genetically modifying tobacco to produce the natural compound used in the anti-malaria medication, artemisinin. His recent work is making the world more attractive as he has discovered a way to change the colors of flowers.

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HU Prof. Joins Prestigious American Academy of Arts and Science

November 7, 2015: In a signal act of recognition, Professor David Dean Shulman of The Hebrew University has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, class of 2015. The Academy, one of the world's oldest and most respected learned societies, boasts a stellar membership including 250 Nobel laureates and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners. Its roster of Foreign Honorary Members, which Professor Shulman joins, includes Winston Churchill, Stephen Hawking, Niels Bohr, Claude Levi-Strauss and Abba Eban.

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HU Research Reshapes Future of Psychiatric Medicine & Depression

Groundbreaking research, headed by Prof. Raz Yirmiya of The Hebrew University, advances psychiatry’s understanding and ability to treat depression. Yirmiya was the senior editor of an article, published in the Trends of Neurosciences journal, that redirects the field's focus from neurons (responsible for the brain's thinking and control over the body) to the cells in its immune system called the microglia.

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Terrier Puppy Undergoes Cardiac Catheterization in HU's Veterinary Hospital

An adorable terrier pup called Henry is enjoying a blissful "dog's life" after undergoing innovative life-saving surgery at HU's Veterinary Hospital. Henry was rescued at five weeks old by a soldier who noticed him running around his army base. The pup failed a routine check-up when it was discovered he had an unusual and often fatal heart condition. The young soldier brought the pup to Dr. Dan Ohad of HU's Koret School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Researchers Learn to Measure the Aging Process in Young Adults

An international research team from the US, UK, Israel and New Zealand, including Dr. Salomon Israel of the Hebrew University's Department of Psychology, has found a way to measure the aging process in young adults, showing how some young adults are aging three times faster than others.

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A ‘GPS’ to Navigate the Brain’s Neuronal Networks

Hebrew Univeristy scientists develope a 'GPS' technique to map the brain.

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HU Wants to Make Israel A Superfood Super Power

January 27, 2016, A recent study by the Hebrew University and the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute Economic Unit was featured in Israeli daily economic newspaper Globes. The study concluded that Israeli produce exports could expand by focusing on "superfoods."

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HU Researchers Develop Possible Cure for AIDS

January 12, 2016, Prof. Abraham Loyter and Prof. Assaf Friedler, two Hebrew University scientists, believe they are on the verge of curing AIDS.

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HU Named One of the 50 Most Influential Universities By Wikipedia

January 6, 2016, Hebrew University was named one of the top 50 influential universities in the world according to Wikipedia. Hebrew University was featured in an article by the Jerusalem Post on Wikipedia's unique algorithm analysis based on Google’s search engine and the amount of references to each university in Wikipedia’s twenty four languages.

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With an Artificial Pancreas, Diabetics Can Put the Needles Away

Prof. Eduardo Mitrani of The Hebrew University is featured in the Times of Israel for inventing a bioengineered pancreas to help diabetics regulate their sugar levels.

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Hebrew U Collaborates with Massachusetts General Hospital on Algorithm that Scans Genes for Diseases

An Israeli-American research team headed by Dr. Yuval Tabach of the Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada is developing a groundbreaking algorithm that scans genes for diseases.
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TEDx 2015 at Hebrew U

Two Hebrew University professors, Prof. Oded Shoseyov and Dr. Ayelet Landau, present at TEDxJerusalem 2015.

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Yissum Introduces Novel Way to Increase Shelf Life of Leafy Greens

Yissum, the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University introduces a solution for prolonging the shelf-life of leafy greens such as lettuce, celery, spinach and parsley. More

Nano Dimension Unveiled its Conductive Nano-Inks Developed by Hebrew University Professor

The company Nano Dimensions unveils its latest developments: the Dragonfly 2020 3D Printer and conductive nano-inks developed under license with Yissum and developed by Hebrew University professor Shlomo Magdassi. More

Octopuses Use Unique Strategies to Coordinate Their Arms when Crawling

A team of marine biologists headed by Dr. Binyamin Hochner of the Hebrew University show that octopuses can crawl in any direction relative to the body orientation.

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Synchronized Game Play Helps Children Feel Similar and Close To Strangers

Hebrew University’s Dr. Ariel Knafo-Noam, along with Dr. Tal-Chen Rabinowitch of the University of Washington, show that playing a computer game in unison for three minutes is all it takes for pairs of unacquainted 8-year-olds to report a greater sense of similarity and closeness.

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Jerusalem Plans International Multi-Institution Fertility and Genetics Center

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The Hebrew University’s Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences and the Hadassah University Medical Centers partnered with the Shaare Zedek Medical Center to create a new wing of the fertility and genetics center opened Tuesday, April 14th.

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Hebrew University Receives $789,000 Grant from ASHA

The Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has been awarded a $789,000 grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to boost crop yields of plants like chickpeas and soybeans.

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Jerusalem Ambassadors

January 2, 2015: The Jerusalem Ambassadors program at the Hebrew University’s Rothberg International School gives students the opportunity to share their experiences in Israel through social media, telling their personal stories of “what Israel is really like.”

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Hebrew University Scientists Map Brains of the Blind to Solve Mysteries of Human Brain Specialization

Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can adapt to the rapid cultural and technological changes of the 21st Century. More