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Research: 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

'Sickening': Hebrew U professor responds to news that university will shut on Tisha b'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 and increase life expectancy?

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 method of 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-19 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 for Jewish Education 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

Israeli study shows 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 Jewsplayer

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!player

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 as 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 first 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.

Hebrew U 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 University 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 Hebrew U. 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 children with disabilities may have greater cognitive empathy

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 University researchers awarded prestigious ERC starting 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

Largest population-based 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 University 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'

Israeli researchers: 'Astounding results' from new COVID treatment

Hebrew University team say new treatment could be key to saving COVID patients. 'All patients were discharged in under a week.'

Israeli researchers: Astounding results from new COVID treatment

Experts warn of 1,000 new COVID deaths by end of September

Hebrew University experts who advise the cabinet, correctly predicted 4th wave warn that severe cases are high among the unvaccinated.

Experts warn of 1,000 new COVID deaths by end of September

Metal pollution: If it's in the air and our iPhones, it'll end up in our bones

Lead found in 12,000-year-old skeletons reflects increasing rates of lead production, toxic exposure, Hebrew University study finds.

Metal pollution: If it's in the air, it'll end up in our bones

Hebrew U ranks 90th among world's top 100 universities

Hebrew University of Jerusalem ranks 90th in the 2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities evaluation of higher education institutions.

Hebrew U ranks 90th among world's top 100 universities