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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

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections offer improved immunity

Hybrid immunity resulting from infection and vaccination provides more effective protection than vaccination or infection alone.

Breakthrough COVID-19 infections offer improved immunity

Early humans placed hearth at optimal location in their cave, minimizing smoke exposure

Findings indicate early humans knew about spatial planning, placed hearth to obtain maximum benefit with a minimum of unhealthy smoke.

Early humans placed cave's hearth to minimize smoke exposure

Tracking multiple genes with flying colors

A new method for mapping gene expression deep in the body could one day be used to track stem cells or cancer therapy.

Tracking multiple genes with flying colors

New study: 133x risk of myocarditis after COVID vaccination

Comparisons with myocarditis rates following infection now irrelevant as vaccination no longer prevents infection.

New study: 133x risk of myocarditis after COVID vaccination

Israeli researchers develop noninvasive test for gut inflammation

A new method of characterizing immune cells shed in the stool could facilitate diagnosis and improve treatment of inflammatory bowel disease

Israeli researchers develop noninvasive gut inflammation test

DNA as text? Researchers apply linguistics to biology

Ben-Gurion University researchers apply linguistics to the study of DNA replication.

DNA as text? Researchers apply linguistics to biology

Study: Ketogenic diet may reduce damage from traumatic brain injury

The diet improves spatial, visual memory, lowers indices of brain inflammation, and slows rate of cellular aging.

Study: Ketogenic diet may reduce traumatic brain injury damage

Study: Divorced men at risk for early death

New research finds men who live alone for over seven years at increased risk of severe illness, early death.

Study: Divorced men at risk for early death

New study: COVID loses 90% of its ability to infect within 20 minutes of being exhaled

First-of-its-kind study replicates what actually happens when people exhale aerosol particles.

New study: COVID loses 90% ability to infect within 20 minutes

CDC: Children who had COVID-19 at increased risk for diabetes

Children who recovered from coronavirus found to be at significantly increased risk of developing Type 1, Type 2, diabetes, CDC finds.

CDC: COVID-19 may increase diabetes risk in children

New, targeted therapy inhibits specific immune cells associated with lupus nephritis

'Intervention targets T cells rather than multiple immune cell types," Prof. Chaim Putterman says.

New therapy inhibits specific cells linked to lupus nephritis

New research shows booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

Tel Aviv hospital examines immunogenicity and safety of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster in actively treated cancer patients.

New research: Booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

Sheba Medical Center to begin trial of 4th COVID vaccine shot

6,000 people enrolled in new trial, the first of its kind in the world.

Sheba hospital to begin trial of 4th COVID vaccine shot

University of Haifa employs Hubble telescope to investigate black holes

'This will be among the most accurate & extensive mapping campaigns of active supermassive black holes to date,' Prof. Doron Chelouche says:

U. of Haifa employs Hubble telescope to investigate black holes

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine information pamphlet

Fighting anti-vaxxers among Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews, nurses write a 140-page rebuttal.

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine info pamphlet

New liquid biopsy detects local immune activity

Blood test developed at Hebrew U. detects immune, inflammatory activity in tissues, removing need for painful biopsies & expensive imaging.

New liquid biopsy detects local immune activity

Study: Booster dose protects against severe illness from Omicron

New research from Sheba Medical Center shows COVID-19 vaccine four times less effective at protecting against Omicron than against Delta.

Study: Booster dose protects against severe illness from Omicron

World first: Top experts formulate international ethical code for ancient DNA research

As the field of ancient DNA research expands, experts formulate international ethical code to guide researchers in their work.

Experts formulate int'l ethical code for ancient DNA research

Research: Early daycare doesn't harm reading achievements, despite poor quality

New Taub Center research examines impact of participation in early education & care settings for children from 0-3 on reading achievements.

Research: Daycare doesn't hurt academics, despite poor quality

New COVID drug passes 2nd stage of trials with flying colors

MesenCure, produced by Haifa-based company, gave 94% survival rate to patients with serious cases of coronavirus.

New COVID drug passes 2nd stage of trials with flying colors

These are Israel's most common passwords of 2021

This year, the annual research examines top passwords in 50 different countries, differentiating by gender.

These are Israel's most common passwords of 2021

Jewish sociologist who studied depression in the 1950s dies at 91

Pauline Bart, sociologist whose Jewish identity infused her research, is dead at 91.

Jewish sociologist who studied depression in the 1950s dies

Research: Smoking products are often sold near schools

Schools in middle-class neighborhoods have highest number of nearby sales points for smoking products, research shows.

Research: Smoking products are often sold near schools

Study: 14% of COVID-19 patients suffer long-term effects

Israeli HMO reveals: Some symptoms of coronavirus linger even six months after recovery; 14% of recovered adults experience 'long COVID.'

Study: 14% of COVID-19 patients suffer long-term effects

Report: 2,500 children hospitalized in Israel after contracting COVID-19

Health Ministry data shows 1 out of every 900 children diagnosed with coronavirus is hospitalized in moderate to critical condition.

Report: 2,500 children hospitalized after contracting COVID-19

Making cancer immunotherapy more accessible

Off-the-shelf therapies to be developed for entire groups of patients.

Making cancer immunotherapy more accessible

Exposure to high and low temperatures during pregnancy may result in reduced fetal growth

Nation-wide study suggests excessive heat, cold, during specific time windows during pregnancy are linked to lower birth weight.

Weather during pregnancy may affect fetal growth

New study shows 'substantial' risk of long-term disease in COVID survivors

Study tracked over 6 million people using U.S. Veterans Affairs database, focusing on heart disorders.

'Substantial' risk of long-term disease in COVID survivors

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