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News and updates about Hebrew University

'Deep disgust and disappointment – better you leave'

HUJI heads sent letter to professor who claimed Israel was committing 'war crimes.' 'We are ashamed that you are a faculty member.'

'Deep disgust and disappointment – better you leave'

Scholarship for students from 'occupied territories'

The Hebrew University has officially called for students from the 'occupied Palestinian territories' to join a scholarship program.

Scholarship for students from 'occupied territories'

Hebrew University researchers locate addiction center in brain

Researchers found a significant link between a part of the brain and the desire to consume the drug fentanyl.

Hebrew University researchers locate addiction center in brain

Israeli researchers say they've solved mystery of early galaxies

Hebrew University astrophysicists propose solution to the mystery of the formation of early massive galaxies.

Israeli researchers say they've solved mystery of early galaxies

Autism research breakthrough discovered by Hebrew U researchers

Study shows connection between autism and nitric oxide levels in the brain, providing novel insight and potential for new drug development.

Autism research breakthrough discovered by Hebrew U researchers

Fossil discovery sheds light on origins of the Ethiopian Wolf

Hebrew University researchers challenge historical assumptions and highlight urgency of conservation efforts to save the species.

Fossil discovery sheds light on origins of the Ethiopian Wolf

Israeli researchers make breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

Hebrew University team discovers molecular mechanism for progression of Alzheimer's Disease in women.

Israeli researchers make breakthrough in Alzheimer's research

Israeli researchers develop drought-resistant tomatoes

Study by Hebrew University team finds that new tomato variety consumes less water while increasing its yield in extreme weather conditions.

Israeli researchers develop drought-resistant tomatoes

Childhood onset schizophrenia study finds possible genetic cause

Findings may improve diagnostic ability and open doors to new treatments.

Childhood onset schizophrenia study finds possible genetic cause

Israeli researchers' breakthrough in pancreatic cancer treatment

Team of scientists led by researchers from Hebrew University discover way to prevent pancreatic cancers from metastasizing.

Israeli researchers' breakthrough in pancreatic cancer treatment

Hebrew University develops biosensor to detect plant disease

Findings may help improve global food security and minimize agricultural damage.

Hebrew University develops biosensor to detect plant disease

HU bans using online platform for anti-judicial reform protests

Hebrew University under fire after lecturers used school's online platform to encourage students to attend anti-judicial reform protests.

HU bans using online platform for anti-judicial reform protests

Fiber-optic cables can help predict earthquakes

Team led by Hebrew U. researcher Dr. Itzhak Lior shows how optical communication fibers can provide warning of devastating earthquakes.

Fiber-optic cables can help predict earthquakes

2023 Israel Rhodes Scholars selected

A committee of academics, entrepreneurs, and media leaders named Gal Rubin and Yonatan Gideoni Israel's 2023 Rhodes Scholars.

2023 Israel Rhodes Scholars selected

Breakthrough in antibiotic safety thanks to bionic technology

Breakthrough in antibiotic safety: Bionic technology blends sensors and human tissue to create smart 'kidney-chip.'

Breakthrough in antibiotic safety thanks to bionic technology

Oldest evidence of fire used for cooking food found in Israel

International team of researchers find evidence of fire used to cook giant carp at site in prehistoric Israel, 780,000 years ago.

Oldest evidence of fire used for cooking food found in Israel

Firstr discovery of written Canaanite sentence at Tel Lachish

Hebrew U. unearths ivory comb from 1700 BCE inscribed with plea to eradicate lice.

Firstr discovery of written Canaanite sentence at Tel Lachish

New Albert Einstein Museum to be built at at Hebrew U.

Israel’s government approves establishment of the Albert Einstein Museum at Safra Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

New Albert Einstein Museum to be built at at Hebrew U.

An unexpected greeting from an admired Swiss National hero

Graffiti with the name of Knight Adrian von Bubenberg discovered on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

An unexpected greeting from an admired Swiss National hero

Israeli system identifies habitable planets suitable for humans

New system developed at Hebrew University evaluates habitability of distant planets.

Israeli system identifies habitable planets suitable for humans

Sweeter isn’t always tastier, finds Hebrew U. study

Taste experts analyze half a million Amazon and iHerb customer reviews, find foods considered 'too sweet' given lower scores.

Sweeter isn’t always tastier, finds Hebrew U. study

Israeli researchers discover way to make IVF more effective

Hebrew University, Kaplan Hospital team find simple method for significantly increasing the success rate of in vitro fertilization.

Israeli researchers discover way to make IVF more effective

Israeli researchers develop a 'light trap'

TU Vienna and Hebrew University researchers develop "light trap"— a beam of light which prevents itself from escaping.

Israeli researchers develop a 'light trap'

New biological sensor can detect hidden disease in potatoes

Hebrew U and Volcani Institute, team up to prevent looming global food crisis: New biological sensor detects hidden disease in potatoes.

New biological sensor can detect hidden disease in potatoes

Desert regions may predict climate change in wetter areas

Desert regions may be best predictors of climate change in wetter areas, Hebrew University study reveals.

Desert regions may predict climate change in wetter areas

Research: Online opinions clouded by day's weather

Hebrew U. research shows how a rainy day affects our reviews of a past stay in a hotel.

Research: Online opinions clouded by day's weather

Research: Coarse sea spray keeps lighting strikes away

Hebrew U. researchers discover why there’s less lightning in storms over oceans than on land.

Research: Coarse sea spray keeps lighting strikes away

Professor responds to news that Hebrew U will shut on 9 Av

Prof. Amiram Goldblum explains his "opposition to religious coercion, rampant racism in this country."

Professor responds to news that Hebrew U will shut on 9 Av

Can a new molecule prevent age-related diseases?

Scientists hope a new drug will lead to the treatment or prevention of diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Can a new molecule prevent age-related diseases?

New testing may allow early diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

Diagnosis of early-stage Parkinson's Disease now possible with new method developed at Hebrew University.

New testing may allow early diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease

New antiviral targets common viruses - including COVID and Zika

Hebrew University's ViroBlock announces preliminary success of anti-viral drug platform.

New antiviral targets common viruses - including COVID and Zika

Experts pessimistic on sixth wave of COVID-19

Researchers at Hebrew University estimate the number of seriously ill patients will skyrocket in the next two weeks.

Experts pessimistic on sixth wave of COVID-19

Rothberg Prize awarded to Rabbi Yuval Cherlow

Tzohar Ethics Center director receives Rothberg Prize for Jewish Education from Hebrew University.

Rothberg Prize awarded to Rabbi Yuval Cherlow

Olive trees first domesticated 7,000 years ago

'This is the earliest evidence for cultivation of a fruit tree,' researchers from Tel Aviv University & the Hebrew University say.

Olive trees first domesticated 7,000 years ago

Hebrew University honors filmmaker with honorary doctorate

Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino among 20 'Leaders of Tomorrow' to receive honorary doctorate from Hebrew University.

Hebrew University honors filmmaker with honorary doctorate

Here's how first date can predict a long-term relationship

What turns a first date into the beginning of a long-term relationship? Researchers at Hebrew University have the answer.

Here's how first date can predict a long-term relationship

Hebrew University engineers enhanced cannabis with 20% more THC

Findings will Help Develop New Strains for Medical Cannabis Users and Increase Crop Yields

Hebrew University engineers enhanced cannabis with 20% more THC

First Israeli wins prestigious neuroscience prize

Hebrew University’s Haim Sompolinsky awarded prestigious Gruber Neuroscience Prize.

First Israeli wins prestigious neuroscience prize

Hebrew U: Arab students suspended for spitting at Jews

2 students suspended after spitting at Jewish students demonstrating for more security on campus.

Hebrew U: Arab students suspended for spitting at Jews

Protesters at Hebrew University shout: No Zionists!

Student protest at Hebrew University included the waving of Palestinian Arab flags and shouts against the state of Israel.

Protesters at Hebrew University shout: No Zionists!

Seeing members of minority groups everywhere? It's an illusion

Hebrew U. team finds people overestimate the presence of minorities around them, impeding efforts to build a more inclusive society.

Seeing members of minority groups everywhere? It's an illusion

New study links anticancer treatments to dental anomalies

Dental anomalies among childhood cancer survivors differ according to type of anticancer treatment received, HU researchers find.

New study links anticancer treatments to dental anomalies

Senior Moroccan academic delegation visits Hebrew University

Staff from Hebrew University, Morocco's Polytechnic University, meet, discuss medical training and future collaboration.

Senior Moroccan academic delegation visits Hebrew University

Coming soon to drones & phones: Lenses thin as 1/1000 of a hair

Hebrew U. develops method to evaluate emerging flat lens technologies.

Coming soon to drones & phones: Lenses thin as 1/1000 of a hair

Hebrew U. launches Israel's 1st Space Medicine research course.

Hebrew University is launching Israel’s first university course for space medicine focused on drug development research in orbit.

Hebrew U. launches Israel's 1st Space Medicine research course.

Students fume after clinic pens anti-Israel report to UN

'Inconceivable that university-run clinic is delegitimizing the State of Israel, harming its ability to combat terrorism,' students say.

Students fume after clinic pens anti-Israel report to UN

Extending fertility and reversing aging in human egg cells

'Within a decade, we hope to increase fertility among older women using anti-viral drugs,' Hebrew University’s Dr. Michael Klutstein says.

Extending fertility and reversing aging in human egg cells

Hebrew U offers emergency aid to Ukrainian students, professors

In show of solidarity with Ukraine, Hebrew University offers teaching posts, stipends, and free housing to Ukrainian academics, students.

Hebrew U offers emergency aid to Ukrainian students, professors

Hebrew U. team finds how plants make aerial roots

Hebrew University researchers identify gene which causes roots to grow in the air, providing key for preventing soil disease in some grafts.

Hebrew U. team finds how plants make aerial roots

New survey probes German, Israeli perceptions of each other

Orthodox Jewish Israelis far less likely to view Germany positively, compared to their secular counterparts, new study finds.

New survey probes German, Israeli perceptions of each other

Siblings of kids with disabilities may be more empathic

New study suggests children who have siblings with disabilities may be better able to understand others' thoughts and feelings.

Siblings of kids with disabilities may be more empathic

Stressed COVID frontline workers face mental health issues

Stress and smoking rates up among all hospital workers, new Hebrew University study finds.

Stressed COVID frontline workers face mental health issues

Researchers: Israel may see up to 2 million COVID-19 infections

Hebrew University researchers predict Omicron wave will peak in two weeks, with up to 2 million active cases.

Researchers: Israel may see up to 2 million COVID-19 infections

Promising Hebrew U researchers awarded prestigious ERC grants

Drs. Yonit Hochberg and Mor Nitzan Among 43% of ERC grants awarded to women, highest rate ever.

Promising Hebrew U researchers awarded prestigious ERC grants

Over 100 COVID-19 patients in serious condition

Number of new cases expected to reach over 20,000 this week, researchers say.

Over 100 COVID-19 patients in serious condition

Israeli researchers reach breakthrough in quantum encryption

Keeping data secure on the internet: Working with German researchers, team at Hebrew University makes breakthrough in quantum encryption.

Israeli researchers reach breakthrough in quantum encryption

Designer Babies: Selecting embryos with reduced risk of illness

Parents can now select embryos with reduced risk for cancer and mental illness. But does it work?

Designer Babies: Selecting embryos with reduced risk of illness

Elucidating the brain's white matter

Novel method developed at Hebrew University reveals details of nerve connections in the brain.

Elucidating the brain's white matter

Study of 'lazy eye' reveals public health's blind spots

Immigrants and haredi men are at greatest risk of suffering untreated lazy eye, study shows.

Study of 'lazy eye' reveals public health's blind spots

Hebrew U Researchers: 'Neurons are much smarter than we thought'

New research using artificial models of brain-like networks suggest neurons are more powerful than previously believed.

Hebrew U Researchers: 'Neurons are much smarter than we thought'