(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem who studied health monitoring and communication during the recent Zika pandemic have proposed ways for health authorities to better contain future pandemics. Show More Summary
(Carnegie Mellon University) Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem devised a method enabling computers to mine databases of patents, inventions and research papers, identifying ideas that can be repurposed to solve new problems or create new products.
Researchers from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new effects of an important method for modulating semiconductors. The...Show More Summary
The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched the world?s largest online database of Jewish art today at the World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is a collection of digitized images and information about Jewish artifacts from all over the world. Show More Summary
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) A multinational research effort led by researchers in Israel has discovered the biological basis of a rare but severe neurological disorder in children. In a research paper published today, scientists describe for the first time how the children's cells are flooded with ribosomal RNA and are poisoned by it. Show More Summary
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a new type of photoinitiator for three-dimensional (3-D) printing in water. These novel nanoparticles could allow for the creation...Show More Summary
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) A new type of photoinitiator for (3-D printing in water could further the development of biomedical accessories, bring advances in traditional industries such as plastics, and offer an environmentally friendly approach to additive manufacturing.
Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011, according to a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Surprisingly, the study, which analysed data on the sperm counts of 42,935 men, found no decline in sperm counts in...
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Researchers have made the first direct visual observation and measurement of ultra-fast vortex dynamics in superconductors. Their technique, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, could contribute...Show More Summary
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed molecules that inhibit fish reproduction and consequently boost growth rates.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) A novel diagnostic approach developed at the Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine could pave the way toward a test enabling earlier detection of Parkinson's disease.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) From July 2-5, 2017, an unprecedented gathering of educators, religious leaders and students from around the world will take place in Jerusalem, in a summit co-organized by the Pontifical Scholas Occurrentes and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Scientists have isolated and replicated embryonic stem cells containing just one set of chromosomes in humans, with implications for diagnostics, regenerative medicine and cancer research. The innovative...Show More Summary
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) A new way to grow larger fish and feed the expanding world population has earned a Hebrew University aquaculture expert a 2017 Kaye Innovation Award. Young tilapia fed molecules developed by Prof. Berta Levavi-Sivan gained 25 percent more weight versus fish that did not receive the supplement.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) An algorithm developed in the laboratory of Prof. Amiram Goldblum, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Institute for Drug Research, has been used to reduce drug discovery times -- from years to months and even to weeks. Show More Summary
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) A simple test that measures how long it takes to kill bacteria could help doctors treat strains that are on their way to becoming resistant to antibiotics. If implemented in hospitals' microbiology labs, the test could help guide treatment decisions, and could ultimately reduce the ever-growing risk of bacterial resistance.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The Hebrew University's Quantum Information Science Center has won a government tender to lead the construction of Israel's first national quantum information project, which will develop Israeli expertise and technology for a system to prevent eavesdropping, protect data privacy and secure national infrastructure.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Increased levels of a micro-RNA could have a protective effect that explains why identical stressors trigger seizures in some people but not in others.
(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Clearing landmines is dangerous work, posing risk of injury or death to personnel trying to find them. Responding to this need, researchers in Israel report a novel system combining lasers and fluorescent bacteria to remotely map the location of buried landmines and unexploded ordnance.
By Edith Falk, library school lecturer, academic library consultant, and former chief librarian of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After the massive replacement of print journals by ejournals and the introduction of packages that included the whole range of journals from select publishers (now known as the Big Deal), the age of e-books dawned on […]