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Tel Aviv University study links cannabis use in adolescence to schizophrenia

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder.

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

3 days agoNews : The Lookout

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday.

Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. The company’s new Facebook Spaces “social” VR venture launched this week. Read more...

Whiteflies provide insight into stabilizing manmade drones during takeoff

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University research explores how the whitefly, a tiny insect, successfully takes off without flapping its wings. This may hold the secret to stabilizing the take-off of small robotic manmade flyers such as miniaturized drones.

Where the Jordan stops flowing

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new study conducted at Tel Aviv University argues that Israel's Jordan River may be a useful case study for the challenges facing stream restoration initiatives around the world.

Where the Jordan stops flowing

A new study conducted at Tel Aviv University and published in the journal Water Research argues that Israel's Jordan River may be a useful case study for the challenges facing stream restoration initiatives around the world. The Jordan River has been ravaged by unbridled population growth and defunct sewage treatment plants.

Potential new treatment for ‘incurable’ breast cancer

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

While chemotherapy remains one of the most widely used cancer treatments, it also harms and kills healthy cells in the process. However, a new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel shows that cancer treatment does not always have to be toxic for the body. The study instead reveals how three...

Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. Show More Summary

Scientists discover mechanism that causes cancer cells to self-destruct

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study discloses the role of three proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells while they're dividing. The research finds that these proteins can be specifically modified to unleash an inherent 'death mechanism' that self-eradicates duplicating cancer cells.

Call for Abstracts Issued by Tel Aviv University Water Research Center and AWRA for Joint Conference in Israel

AWRA and the Water Research Center at Tel Aviv University are pleased to announce a joint international conference “Cutting Edge Solutions to Wicked Water Problems,” to be hosted by Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel, September 10-11, 2017. Show More Summary

Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

(IOS Press) A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance. Show More Summary

Insulin resistance may lead to faster cognitive decline

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance.

Study finds disruptive children do not inspire similar behavior in their siblings

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the disruptive behavior of individual children does not encourage similar behavior in their brothers and sisters.

Sponge bacterium found to encapsulate arsenic drawn from environment

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study sheds light on a unique biological model of arsenic detoxification. According to the new research, the Entotheonella bacterium that inhabits the Theonella swinhoei sponge is one of the only known cases of a bacterium protecting its host from metal poisoning.

Outdoor adventure program is a promising treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds outdoor challenge-based interventions may be effective in reducing the overall severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms.

Ancient jars found in Judea reveal earth's magnetic field is fluctuating, not diminishing

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Surprising new evidence derived from ancient ceramics proves that the Earth's geomagnetic force fluctuates -- not diminishes -- over time, Tel Aviv University researchers say.

Ancient jar handles offer record of Earth's magnetic field strength over time

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University and the University of California has used ancient jar handles to chart the strength of the Earth's magnetic field over a 600-year period. In their paper...Show More Summary

Drug candidate stabilizes essential transport mechanism in nerve cells

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Important new Tel Aviv University research has discovered how a drug candidate works to possibly alleviate Alzheimer's disease and autism spectrum disorders.

New smartwatch software may now verify your signatures

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) New software from Tel Aviv University that measures wrist movements can be used to verify signatures, replacing tablets and digital pens.

Taxing Citizens: Socio-legal Constructions Of Late Antique Muslim Identity

Lena Salaymeh (Tel Aviv University), Taxing Citizens: Socio-legal Constructions of Late Antique Muslim Identity, 23 Islamic L. & Soc'y 333 (2016): The regulations pertaining to Islamic charity taxation illuminate underappreciated dimensions of how Muslims de????????ned identity boundaries in late antiquity. To demarcate the contours of a historical process of Muslim...

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