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  • Israel Prize-winning physicist Prof. Shlomo Havlin, of the Department of Physics

    Israel Prize-winning physicist Prof. Shlomo Havlin, of the Department of Physics

    Early Warning: Physicists Forecast "El Niño" for 2020

    The significant weather phenomenon "El Niño" could soon occur again in the Pacific region, according to researchers from Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU), the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Bar-Ilan University.  While commonly used models do not currently show any signs of an upcoming storm, the researchers predict "El Niño" by the end of 2020.

    Date: 2019-12-31 Hour: 14:37

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  • Prof. Ehud Weiss, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, lectures at the Attachés Conference

    Prof. Ehud Weiss, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, lectures at the Attachés Conference

    Bar-Ilan University Innovation Attracts International Diplomatic Attention

    Members of the diplomatic corps from 20 countries gathered at Bar-Ilan University for the first Attachés Conference.  Organized by the University's International School, the Conference was conceived and developed to provide an opportunity for networking and promoting development of new and continued academic relations between the University and the global community.  

    Date: 2019-12-31 Hour: 12:22

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  • Prof. Yossi Mandel, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Prof. Yossi Mandel, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    The Brain Can Combine Natural and Artificial Vision to Help Treat a Common Form of Blindness

    In a study published in the journal Current Biology, researchers from Bar-Ilan University and Stanford University report for the first time the discovery of evidence indicating that the brain knows how to integrate natural and artificial vision, while maintaining processing information that is important for vision. 

    Date: 2019-12-31 Hour: 12:14

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  • Doctoral student Shoshana Naiman, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Doctoral student Shoshana Naiman, Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences

    Longevity Protein SIRT6 Protects against Fatty Liver and Fatty Liver Disease

    SIRT6 regulates many biological processes such as aging, obesity, insulin resistance, inflammation and metabolism. In a new study Bar-Ilan University researchers reveal that the protein also plays a crucial role in burning and regulating liver fat.

    Date: 2019-12-26 Hour: 10:55

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  • Left to right: Dr. Miriam Bentwich, Dr. Anan Abassi, Prof. Tamar Gidron, Prof. Karl Skorecki, Prof. Aharon Kellerman and Prof. Amnon Carmi

    Left to right: Dr. Miriam Bentwich, Dr. Anan Abassi, Prof. Tamar Gidron, Prof. Karl Skorecki, Prof. Aharon Kellerman and Prof. Amnon Carmi

    Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Hosts Eugenics and Genetic Editing Conference

    The Azriel Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University held a multidisciplinary conference in honor of UNESCO’s World Bioethics Day. Organized in cooperation with the Zefat Academic College and the Ziv Medical Center, the conference’s topic was “New Eugenics and Genetic Editing.”

    Date: 2019-12-08 Hour: 15:51

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  • Department of Jewish Art Hosts Conference, Photo Exhibition of Hassidic Life and Culture in Poland

    The Department of Jewish Art at Bar-Ilan University and The Polish Institute in Tel Aviv, under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and in collaboration with Israeli and Polish academic partners, recently hosted an international academic conference entitled Spirit and Matter: Images of Hassidic Culture in Poland. The conference featured an exhibition of images documenting Hassidic visitors from Israel, Europe, and North and Latin Americas in Poland which will be on display until mid-January.  

    Date: 2019-12-05 Hour: 14:11

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  • Rock hyraxes at Ein Gedi, Israel/Yacov Ben Bunan

    Rock hyraxes at Ein Gedi, Israel/Yacov Ben Bunan

    The Diverse Vocal Repertoire of Rock Hyraxes Reveals New Information about Sex Differences and the Evolution of Language

    With the Law of Brevity in mind, researchers led by Dr. Amiyaal Ilany, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, examined whether call amplitude, rather than call duration, might be the main factor by which animal vocal repertoires are optimized.  In a new study they demonstrate how changing necessities can affect the development of different voices for various purposes, and provide clues as to how the complexity of human language began to develop.  

    Date: 2019-12-04 Hour: 11:06

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  • Artwork by autistic youth exhibited at the conference

    Artwork by autistic youth exhibited at the conference

    From Dogs to Hydrotherapy: Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Hosts Two-Day Conference on Autism

    At the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University's Third Annual Conference for Autism, tparticular focus was placed on the experience of parents and other family members when faced with a child diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

    Date: 2019-12-01 Hour: 15:44

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  • Group photo of Israeli and Italian researchers with Italian Ambassador to Israel Gianluigi Benedetti at the opening of the Israel-Italy 2D Materials Workshop

    Group photo of Israeli and Italian researchers with Italian Ambassador to Israel Gianluigi Benedetti at the opening of the Israel-Italy 2D Materials Workshop

    Nano Institute Hosts Three-Day Workshop to Boost Israel-Italy Scientific Cooperation in 2D Materials

    A boon in scientific cooperation between Israel and Italy is on the horizon.  This week the finest researchers in 2D materials from the two countries are gathering at Bar-Ilan University in order to form meaningful bilateral collaborations to boost this growing field.

    Date: 2019-11-25 Hour: 14:46

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  • Prof. Karl Skorecki, Dean, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine

    Prof. Karl Skorecki, Dean, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine

    Azrieli Faculty of Medicine Dean Prof. Karl Skorecki Honored

    Prof. Karl Skorecki, Dean of Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, has won a prestigious prize for immigrants to Israel, in recognition of his “extraordinary contributions to society and the country.”  Prof. Skorecki was awarded the prize at a commemorative event for immigrants held by the Israeli Ministry of Aliyah and Integration.

    Date: 2019-11-24 Hour: 15:50

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  • Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University

    Researchers Develop New Database of Druggable Fusion Targets

    A team led by Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine of Bar-Ilan University, has identified 111,582 fusions in eight species (human, mouse, rat, fruit-fly, wild boar, zebrafish, yeast and cattle).  The latest and most up-to-date version of this database, known as ChiTaRS, has just been published in the scientific journal Nucleic Acids Research. The database will be useful to clinicians specializing in complex diseases, particularly, cancers, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and many others.

    Date: 2019-11-21 Hour: 14:46

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  • Prof. Sophie Walsh, Department of Criminology

    Prof. Sophie Walsh, Department of Criminology

    Being Bullied as a Teen is Associated with Growing Up in Areas of Income Inequality

    Growing up in areas with income inequality is associated with being bullied, according to a new study, which surveyed approximately 874,000 children in 40 medium and high income countries in Europe, North America and Israel. The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, was conducted by an international team led by Canadian researchers together with scholars from Ireland, Poland, Romania and Prof. Sophie Walsh, of the Department of Criminology at Bar-Ilan University.

    Date: 2019-05-14 Hour: 11:00

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  • Left to right: JPC Director General and event moderator Uri Dromi, Prof. Noa Aharony, Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, and Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger

    Left to right: JPC Director General and event moderator Uri Dromi, Prof. Noa Aharony, Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, and Dr. Julia Elad-Strenger

    Political and Information Scientists Speak Out on Upcoming Elections

    Ahead of next week's Israeli elections, Bar-Ilan University researchers from Bar-Ilan University's Departments of Political Studies and Information Science delivered a lively and informative briefing at the Jerusalem Press Club.

    Date: 2019-04-02 Hour: 13:00

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  • Israel Ministry of Communications Awards Unique License to Bar-Ilan University to Test Advanced Communications Technologies such as IoT and 5th Generation

    Bar-Ilan University is the first Israeli university to have been granted a unique license from the Israel Ministry of Communications to carry out a variety of experiments in advanced technologies.  These technologies include 5th Generation, the latest generation of cellular mobile communications, and the Internet of Things (IoT), which will enable devices like vehicles and home appliances to communicate and interact over the Internet. 

    Date: 2019-01-30 Hour: 14:56

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  • Dr. Krauthammer (far right) with then University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert at the ceremony in which he received the Guardian of Zion Award

    Dr. Krauthammer (far right) with then University President Prof. Moshe Kaveh and Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert at the ceremony in which he received the Guardian of Zion Award

    Bar-Ilan University and the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies Deeply Mourn the Passing of Dr. Charles Krauthammer

    Bar-Ilan University and the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies deeply mourn the passing of Dr. Charles Krauthammer, columnist and staunch defender of the State of Israel.  

    Date: 2018-06-24 Hour: 13:15

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  • Twelve Researchers Receive Rector's Prize for Scientific Innovation

    The 2018 Rector's Prize for Scientific Innovation has been awarded to 12 faculty members in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements.  The recipients were selected by a committee headed by University Rector Prof. Miriam Faust, and including Vice President for Research Prof. Shulamit Michaeli, Prof. (Emeritus) Moshe Deutsch, and Prof. (Emerita) Roselyne Koren.

    Date: 2018-06-11 Hour: 10:41

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  • The rTMS coil is placed near the head and pulses of currents (yellow) are transmitted through it. These pulses generate a magnetic field which excites neurons in a specific spot in the brain, allowing for non-invasive treatment. At right: A scheme of

    The rTMS coil is placed near the head and pulses of currents (yellow) are transmitted through it. These pulses generate a magnetic field which excites neurons in a specific spot in the brain, allowing for non-invasive treatment. At right: A scheme of opti

    In Brain Stimulation Therapy less might be more

    Theoretical and experimental results demonstrate a new insight for optimizing rTMS, one of the common non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation therapies used to treatbrain disorders such as depression and neuropathic pain.

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:43

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  • Left to right: Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, Rabbi Lau, Prof.  Arie Zaban

    Left to right: Prof. Joshua Schwartz, Mrs. Ingeborg Rennert, Rabbi Lau, Prof. Arie Zaban

    Ingeborg Rennert Center Honors Former Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

    Bar-Ilan University's Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies last evening bestowed its Guardian of Zion Award upon Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of Israel. In delivering the annual Distinguished Rennert Lecture, entitled " “From Shoah to Revival: Reflections and Conclusions Regarding Dramatic and Historic Events", Lau spoke of a number of worrisome threats facing the Jewish people. 

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:12

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  • The highly diverse coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Some of the highly diverse coral reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba

    Excess Nutrients, Coupled with Climate Change, Damage the Most Highly Resilient Corals

    Israeli scientists joined forces with researchers from the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida and the University of Mississippi to determine how excess nutrients might negatively affect the coral reefs and reduce their resilience to climate change and acidification.

    Date: 2018-05-27 Hour: 10:07

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  • Archaeologists Uncover Earliest Evidence of Equid Bit Wear in the Ancient Near East

    An international team, including archaeologists from Bar-Ilan University, has uncovered the earliest example of the use of a bridle bit with an equid (horse family) in the Near East.  The discovery provides first evidence of the use of the bit (mouth piece) to control an animal long before the appearance of the horse in the Near East.

    Date: 2018-05-22 Hour: 12:33

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