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2014-05-13 15:39:04

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine researchers show for the first time that the protein Erbin is an important brake that helps prevent pathological cardiac hypertrophy Research also has implications for the treatment of breast cancer Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the Western world, with heart failure representing the fastest-growing subclass over the past decade.  The stage that precedes heart failure in a...

Can Nature Selectively Buffer Human-caused Global Warming?
2014-02-03 09:57:45

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Can naturally occurring processes selectively buffer the full brunt of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities? Yes, find researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Johns Hopkins University in the US and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. As the globe warms, ocean temperatures rise, leading to increased water vapor escaping into the atmosphere. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas, and...

2014-01-27 14:53:16

Say researchers from the Hebrew University, US and Australia The warming effect of human-induced greenhouse gases is a given, but to what extent can we predict its future influence? That is an issue on which science is making progress, but the answers are still far from exact, say researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the US and Australia who have studied the issue and whose work which has just appeared in the journal Science. Indeed, one could say that the picture is a...

2014-01-02 10:23:31

It can be by touting yourself, Hebrew University research shows Early on in our careers, many of us were tutored as to how to best write an effective and attention-getting curriculum vitae (CV) in looking for a job. But in today's world, many are looking not for just a job, but are engaged in wide, often Internet-based searches for seed money to launch entrepreneurial ventures of one sort of another. But what guidelines exist as to the best way to go about securing this kind of funding?...

2013-12-12 23:24:09

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Selects EDS to Customize Their Search Experience and Provide Relevant Results Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Hebrew University of Jerusalem has selected EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) to provide an enhanced discovery experience for students. The customizable resource from EBSCO Information Services(EBSCO) will be known as HU Find. HU Find will search across multiple databases and the library's catalog to create a customized discovery solution....

Eilat's Corals Have Better Chance Of Survival Than Other Sites
2013-09-30 10:40:55

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel's southern Red Sea resort of Eilat, one of whose prime attractions is its colorful and multi-shaped underwater coral reefs, may have a clear advantage in the future over rival coral-viewing sites around the world, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have found. Coral reefs, earth's richest and most diverse ecosystem, are deteriorating rapidly. One of the most devastating causes for that deterioration is coral...

Robotic IV Insertion Device Means Reduced Pain For Kids
2013-09-02 10:19:11

AlphaGalileo Foundation A new prototype device for rapid and safe IV insertion reduces pain in hospitalized children. The semi-automatic handheld device, called SAGIV, identifies veins, inserts a needle and withdraws it in a single movement. It was developed by students and clinicians in the Biodesign program of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Hadassah Medical Center. Administering fluids to patients is carried out through intravenous (IV) catheters, inserting a needle in a vein...

Sphinx Fragment Of Pyramid-building Pharaoh Unearthed By Hebrew University Team
2013-07-09 10:31:48

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem As modern Egypt searches for a new leader, Israeli archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient Egyptian leader in northern Israel. At a site in Tel Hazor National Park, north of the Sea of Galilee, archeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have unearthed part of a unique Sphinx belonging to one of the ancient pyramid-building pharaohs. The Hazor Excavations are headed by Prof. Amnon Ben-Tor, the Yigael Yadin Professor in the...

Israeli Scientists Discover Why Soft Corals Pulsate
2013-04-23 14:17:24

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem [ Watch the Video Pulsating Coral In The Gulf Of Eilat ] Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have discovered why Heteroxenia corals pulsate. Their work, which resolves an old scientific mystery, appears in the current issue of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US). One of the most fascinating and spectacular sights in the coral reef of Eilat is the perpetual...

2013-02-19 11:37:05

If you thought antifreeze was only something that was necessary to keep your car from freezing up in the winter, think again. Plants and animals living in cold climates have natural antifreeze proteins (AFPs) which prevent ice growth and crystallization of organic fluid matter. Without such antifreeze, living matter would suffer from frost damage and even death. Production of such antifreeze proteins is one of the major evolutionary routes taken by a variety of organisms, including fish,...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.