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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

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?

Israeli tech leader launches new health collaboration to solve urgent real-world problems

Technion Human Health Initiative brings together scientists from different fields to solve human health problems in novel ways.

Israeli tech leader collaborating to solve urgent problems

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

Wearable telehealth device can provide early warning of deterioration

New Sheba Medical Center study shows wearable telehealth device can detect patient deterioration 38 hours before clinical deterioration.

Wearable telehealth device offers early warning of deterioration

Choosing to give away money linked to lower cognitive performance

New study shows those who gave away more money scored lower on cognitive tests sensitive to Alzheimer’s disease than those who gave less.

Giving away money linked to lower cognitive performance

New study: Doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during night shifts than during the day

Researchers attribute discrepancy in pain med prescriptions at emergency rooms in US and Israel to reduced empathy.

Study: Doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during night shifts

Israeli University discovers cells that keep fungal infections at bay

Without cells that spur on the specialized antifungal units, the fight against a common infection is a lost cause.

Israeli Univ. discovers cells that keep fungal infections at bay

Israeli institution sues fundraising arm in NY court

Israeli academy of sciences sues US fundraising arm for withholding donations.

Israeli institution sues fundraising arm in NY court

Cure for COVID? Who's blocking research into fish liver oil?

Lab findings showed oil destroyed 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 in 10 minutes, but funding for human trials was withdrawn without explanation.

Who's blocking research into fish liver oil?player

Study: Most long-COVID sufferers still suffering 1.5 years later

New study shows 65% of those who suffered three or more long-COVID symptoms are still suffering 1.5 years later.

Study: Most long-COVID sufferers still suffering 1.5 years later

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

This is how diverse microbial communities remain stable

New Bar-Ilan University study calculates connectivity level in ecosystems of bacterial communities, provides first evidence of old theory.

This is how diverse microbial communities remain stable

New data reveals: Climate change might be more rapid than predicted.

New study led reveals that storms in the Southern Hemisphere have reached intensity levels previously predicted to occur only in 2080.

New data: Climate change might be more rapid than predicted

Settled at birth: Blood vessels remember their origins

Blood vessels originating from lymphatic vessels were found to be tailored to specific functions.

Settled at birth: Blood vessels remember their origins

New finding may contribute to treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Bar-Ilan University researchers discover the mechanism responsible for information transfer between different regions of the brain.

New finding may aid treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Experimental drug may be able to treat range of rare syndromes

Researchers discover mechanism shared by mutations in different genes associated with autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

Experimental drug may be able to treat range of rare syndromes

Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response in children under 5

Third dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine found to be effective and safe in children aged 6 months to five years.

Pfizer vaccine generates strong immune response in under-5s

New study issues a warning to women over 50

Women over 50 who snore face an elevated risk of sleep apnea, about 15% of older women are at significant risk of developing sleep apnea.

New study issues a warning to women over 50

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 shows obese people have weak response to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

Obese people with prior COVID infection had identical antibody response. Those without had response at least 3x weaker.

Obese respond poorly to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

Study: Omicron has not eliminated Delta

The Omicron variant did not totally eliminate the Delta, and the Delta variant might return, Ben-Gurion University researchers warn.

Study: Omicron has not eliminated Delta

Expert: Separate maladaptive daydreaming from ADHD

Maladaptive daydreaming may be a better diagnosis for some than ADHD, Ben-Gurion University study shows.

Expert: Separate maladaptive daydreaming from ADHD

New study shows antibody levels not predictive of protection against COVID infection

Trial participants, all healthcare workers, with fewer titers didn't contract COVID while those with more did.

Antibody levels insignificant for protection against COVID

Mutations in noncoding DNA protect the brain from ALS

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers discover a new neuroprotective pathway. 'We've identified mutations that reduce inflammation.'

Mutations in noncoding DNA protect the brain from ALS

COVID-19 booster essential, even among individuals previously infected

Joint Bar-Ilan University, Ziv Medical Center, study challenges assumption that two doses are sufficient for those with hybrid immunity.

COVID-19 booster essential, even among recovered individuals

Antibodies fight cancer, too

Natural antibodies found in tumors could point the way toward improved immunotherapy.

Antibodies fight cancer, too

Study: Anti-psychotic medication causes memory impairment

Sophisticated study shows cognition improves over time regardless of treatment; only effect of medication was to impair memory function.

Study: Anti-psychotic medication causes memory impairment

The school health service in Israel: Between privatization and nationalization

Israel's school health service is falling through the cracks, new study shows.

Between privatization and nationalization

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. 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

BGU: Forgotten species go extinct twice

Species go extinct twice: Once when the last individual stops breathing, and again when the collective memory about the species fades.

BGU: Forgotten species go extinct twice

Global breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

For the first time: Researchers identify brain wounds in IDF veterans with PTSD, relieve their symptoms using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Global breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Do silicone implants harm the nervous system?

Study compared 93 women with silicone implants to 36 women without, finds difference in levels and functioning of autoantibodies.

Do silicone implants harm the nervous system?

A matter of survival: How the immune system sets priorities

When a second infection follows on the heels of a first, the two arms of our immune system may clash.

A matter of survival: How the immune system sets priorities

Large study: COVID-19 significantly raises risk of cardiovascular problems

'Substantial' increase in risk of 20 heart issues one year after even mild COVID-19 infections.

COVID-19 significantly raises risk of cardiovascular problems

New study suggests 50% of people have innate immunity to COVID

36 people had virus dripped into their noses. Only 18 became infected.

Study suggests 50% of people have innate immunity to COVID

Researchers find anomalies in 30% of fetuses who later develop autism

A routine prenatal ultrasound can identify early signs of autism, Ben-Gurion University and Soroka Medical Center researchers find.

Researchers find anomalies in 30% of fetuses who develop autism

'Space Hummus' project to take off next week

First-of-its-kind experiment controlling Israeli chickpea growth in space may lead to Moon and Mars crop growth.

'Space Hummus' project to take off next week