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Presence of too many Bacteriodes linked to ASD

Bar-Ilan University study reveals microbiome changes linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Presence of too many Bacteriodes linked to ASD

Study finds sniffing women’s tears reduces aggression in men

Exposure to tears activates human smell receptors and alters aggression-related circuits in the brain.

Study finds sniffing women’s tears reduces aggression in men

Why people with diabetes are more prone to respiratory risk

New study reveals how high blood sugar makes lung infections worse; the findings may lead to a strategy for reversing this susceptibility.

Why people with diabetes are more prone to respiratory risk

Traces of trauma in the young brain – and how to erase them

Weizmann Institute researchers reveal how exposure to trauma in infancy alters the brain, prove early treatment is vital for rehabilitation.

Traces of trauma in the young brain – and how to erase them

Israeli Hospital Completes Study Using AI to Detect Heart Issues

Beilinson Hospital completes study testing Nanox.AI’s HealthCCSng algorithm measuring patients' coronary artery calcium and plaque.

Israeli Hospital Completes Study Using AI to Detect Heart Issues

Study: Right-wing extremist attitudes on the rise in Germany

New survey shows rise in number of people in Germany who hold antisemitic worldviews, support idea of dictatorship.

Study: Right-wing extremist attitudes on the rise in Germany

Study examines how class size impacts academic achievement

New study offers insight into the substitutability between class size and instructional hours and its impact on academic achievement.

Study examines how class size impacts academic achievement

Brain cells of men & women respond to chronic stress differently

New study in mice could pave the way to personalized therapy for depression, anxiety and other stress-related disorders.

Brain cells of men & women respond to chronic stress differently

70% of youth would quit vaping under ban on non-tobacco flavors

'Non-tobacco flavors may be important for young people's interest in and continued use of e-cigarettes,' researcher says.

70% of youth would quit vaping under ban on non-tobacco flavors

U of Haifa gets grant to track shark movements in Mediterranean

Working with Turkish scientists, U of Haifa scientist will oversee 'shark tagging school' deploying tags to monitor shark distribution.

U of Haifa gets grant to track shark movements in Mediterranean

Study reveals: A new milestone for flexible magnetic sensors

New opportunities follow giant leap of more than an order of magnitude improvement in the sensitivity of flexible magneto-resistive sensors.

Study reveals: A new milestone for flexible magnetic sensors

New research shows AI can help patients with Crohn's Disease

Algorithm analyzing complete capsule endoscopy (CE) videos at initial diagnosis achieved 81% accuracy.

New research shows AI can help patients with Crohn's Disease

Real-world impact of antisemitism and anti-Zionism on Twitter

'The Polarization Pendulum' report demonstrates shifting popularity of antisemitic and anti-Zionist tropes in response to real-world events.

Real-world impact of antisemitism and anti-Zionism on Twitter

New study offers insights into the gut-brain axis in autism

'Correlation between microbiome alterations & immune system markers provides valuable insights,' Bar-Ilan U. Prof. Evan Elliott says.

New study offers insights into the gut-brain axis in autism

New research highlights best time for post-COVID lung transplant

Sheba Medical Center publishes new research highlighting optimal timing of lung transplantation for severe COVID-19 ARDS patients.

New research highlights best time for post-COVID lung transplant

Arabs and Druze report greater drop in quality of life than Jews

Bar-Ilan University study reveals disparity in quality of life among COVID-19 survivors from different ethnic groups.

Arabs and Druze report greater drop in quality of life than Jews

Cognitive flexibility moderates teacher stress

The ability to tailor perceptions, beliefs and behavior to reality protects teachers from post-traumatic symptoms, study finds.

Cognitive flexibility moderates teacher stress

Will you be adopting a pet jackal soon?

An Israeli discovery, the first of its kind in the world: Is proximity to humans leading to jackal domestication?

Will you be adopting a pet jackal soon?

Decrease in antisemitic incidents, physical attacks remain high

Study finds trend of fewer antisemitic incidents but warns that assaults against Jews are still at record level.

Decrease in antisemitic incidents, physical attacks remain high

Plant research reaches a new high

Weizmann scientists reveal the step-by-step production of cannabinoids in a South African plant.

Plant research reaches a new high

Connection found between antisemitism and conspiratorial beliefs

ADL study of US antisemitic attitudes finds significant link between antisemitism, ignorance and anti-Jewish conspiracies.

Connection found between antisemitism and conspiratorial beliefs

The Basic Law of Torah Study and Rabbi Haim Druckman ztz”l

The idea of a “Basic Law: Torah Study” was mentioned here for the first time, and thank God, the coalition now intends to enact such a law

The Basic Law of Torah Study and Rabbi Haim Druckman ztz”l

Judicial revolution caused 30% decline in trust in the court

Analysis of data from 1991-2018 shows Israel has the worst decline in public confidence in its court system in the world.

Judicial revolution caused 30% decline in trust in the court

The nano-magnets that will restore damaged nerve cells

Bar-Ilan University researchers bioengineer 3D neural networks using magnetic manipulations.

The nano-magnets that will restore damaged nerve cells

Family income during childhood associated with achievement

New research 'may help explain the wide gaps in academic achievement among the socioeconomic groups in Israel,' researchers claim.

Family income during childhood associated with achievement

New study reports effectiveness of fourth COVID vaccine dose

Research published in New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates significant increase in protection from 3rd & 4th doses of COVID vaccine.

New study reports effectiveness of fourth COVID vaccine dose

Radiation therapy effective for cancer patients' pain management

Novel treatment reduces debilitating pain symptoms in 53 percent of patients.

Radiation therapy effective for cancer patients' pain management

Bilinguals show more robust brain capability than monolinguals

Two recent studies by University of Haifa show bilinguals are more cognitively agile than their monolingual counterparts.

Bilinguals show more robust brain capability than monolinguals

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

Human tumors are prized real estate for fungi, study finds

The findings demonstrate that fungi are living in tumors and may facilitate cancer detection, diagnosis, and perhaps even treatment.

Human tumors are prized real estate for fungi, study finds

Why have so few children received the COVID-19 vaccine?

COVID vaccines have been offered to five-to 11-year-olds for nearly a year, so why are so few vaccinated?

Why have so few children received the COVID-19 vaccine?

Which Israelis are most likely to work from home?

Working from home became more common as a result of the pandemic - but not every sector was equally affected.

Which Israelis are most likely to work from home?

Cancer diagnosis from a milliliter of blood

If larger studies confirm the results of a Weizmann Institute innovation, diagnosing cancer may one day be as easy as taking blood.

Cancer diagnosis from a milliliter of blood

Vaccines dramatically reduce the risk of long COVID

Bar-Ilan University prof.: 'Increasingly clear that vaccines protect against long-term, sometimes life-changing, effects of COVID-19.'

Vaccines dramatically reduce the risk of long COVID

Jewish bodies found in UK well were medieval pogrom victims

Remains discovered nearly two decades ago in a Norwich well found to be Jews who were likely murdered in a pogrom in the 12th century.

Jewish bodies found in UK well were medieval pogrom victims

Neurons caught rapidly switching gears

A new study suggests that neurons are not programmed for a single task, but rather are highly dynamic and agile.

Neurons caught rapidly switching gears

COVID-19 raises risk of epilepsy in kids, even two years later

Study: 'Children at increased risk of intracranial haemorrhage, ischaemic stroke, psychotic disorders, seizures,' after COVID-19 infection.

COVID-19 raises risk of epilepsy in kids, even two years later

Sugar substitutes may affect human body in unanticipated ways

Controlled trial suggests these non-nutritive sweeteners affect the human gut microbes and may alter glucose metabolism.

Sugar substitutes may affect human body in unanticipated ways

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

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?

Global Tanach Study Conference Goes Hybrid

Herzog College to offer live & virtual lectures to global audience.

Global Tanach Study Conference Goes Hybrid

Wearable telehealth device offers 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

Giving 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

Study: Doctors prescribe fewer painkillers during night shifts

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

The younger we feel, the better we rehabilitate

Even in old age, feeling young can decrease the chances of developing physical disability and morbidity.

The younger we feel, the better we rehabilitate

Study shows long-term damages of IAF flights over Lebanon

A group called AirPressure has published figures alleging the IAF's responsibility for a range of symptoms in the Lebanese population.

Study shows long-term damages of IAF flights over Lebanon

Groundbreaking cancer study results in all patients in remission

Historic cancer study was the first where every patient was found to be in remission from their illness due to a new therapy.

Groundbreaking cancer study results in all patients in remission

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

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 aid 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 under-5s

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

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

New study: Face mask usage correlates with higher death rates

Using data from 35 countries and 602m people, study confirms previous research, cautions masks "may have harmful unintended consequences."

New study: Face mask usage correlates with higher death rates

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

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