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Hebrew U. Drug Trials Show 50% Cure Rate in Lab Mice Acute Leukemia

BioTheryX recently bought the rights to this promising drug from HU’s technology transfer company Yissum.

Israeli Scientists Say Smartphones May Help Predict the Weather

Tel Aviv University researchers say data could be harnessed to forecast flash floods and other natural disasters.

Blue Eyed Blondes Invaded Israel 6,500 Years Ago: DNA Study

"This study of 22 individuals is one of the largest ancient DNA studies carried out from a single archaeological site, and by far the largest ever reported in the Near East."

15 Yeshivas Suspected of Cutting Secular Studies Refused to Let Investigators In

New York State Law requires nonpublic schools to provide instruction "substantially equivalent to that provided in public schools."

NYU Offering Free Tuition to Medical School Students

School officials cited a shortage of researchers and primary care physicians due to rising tuition as the reason for the decision.

New Bill Would Force Parents to Vaccinate Children

"Every parent knows perfectly well how viruses jump from one child to the next in kindergarten."

Haifa U: Disabled at Higher Risk of PTSD due to War, Terror

28% of people with disabilities who were exposed to war and terror were particularly at risk of developing post-traumatic symptoms, compared to 11% of people with disabilities who were not exposed.

Report: Israel-Related Incidents Far More Likely to Create Hostile Campus Environment

University administrators have generally been far less likely to adequately address Israel-related incidents than they have acts of classic anti-Semitism.

Microscale Superlubricity Could Pave Way for Future Improved Electromechanical Devices

Researchers say the discovery could lead to more robust computer hard discs.

Haifa University Launches New Downtown Campus for Bioinformatics Research

The University of Haifa's new School for Data Science will become part of downtown Haifa’s budding innovation community.

Hebrew U. Research Shows Complex Math Calculations Worms Perform in Search of Food

“A worm uses only two neural cells to perform this critical calculation. Imagine what we humans should be able to do with our 100 billion neural cells.”

Birthright to Allow All Applicants Despite Far-Left Provocations

“As stated in our website, Birthright Israel does not inquire about the political views of its applicants."

Israeli Scientists Discover Link Between Resilience to Dyslexia and Gray Matter

Researchers say that a high density of neurons in the frontal cortex are important for successful reading.

Six Goose-Beaked Whales Spotted on Israel’s Northern Shoreline

"We saw a rare thing: the whales were in a restive state and swam in a group of six, when they are usually a reclusive species."

Jewish American Schools Asking Israel for Financial Support

Tuition in Jewish American schools has reached $40,000 a year per child.

PA Protesting Israeli Refusal to Renew Visas for Hostile Foreign Academics

In March 2017, the Knesset passed a law prohibiting the granting of entry visas or permits to stay in Israel to foreign citizens who called for a boycott of Israel.

110 Orphaned Academic Scholars Receive Scholarships For Excellence

“It was very exciting and emotional to see students who began their journey in our program finish... with top grades and awards of excellence."

Israeli Scientists Find Noradrenalin Key in Sensory Perceptions

Noradrenaline is involved in alertness, stress, attention and decision making; but the team found it also seems to determine the ability to perceive surrounding events.

Jewish-Owned Chelsea Football Club, WJC, Launch ‘Red Card for Hate’

The competition will expand to Germany and France for a following round next year, in response to high-demand from soccer clubs across Europe.

Nonstop Fireworks in Judea and Samaria

Arab students are celebrating the publication of the results of their matriculation exams.

Congrats, Mediterranean, You’re 100 Million Years Younger than We Thought

A new joint study by the Geological Survey, the Hebrew University, and the University of Haifa completely changes the basic conceptions by which large energy companies are looking for gas and oil in the eastern Mediterranean basin.

Extreme Leftist Israeli Jurist Elected Chair of UN Human Rights Committee

In 2013, Prof. Shany evaluated the Israeli judicial system on YouTube – we believe his views foretell a worse scrutiny of Israel by the UNHRC in the next 18 months.

Haifa U Unveils Salvaged Artworks from Artists Who Perished in Holocaust

Oscar Ghez Collection’s pieces, produced by 18 persecuted Jewish artists from France and revived by University of Haifa students, are featured in newly launched museum exhibit.

MK at Conference on Online Incitement: ‘Bots May Affect Israeli Voters’ Freedom of Choice’

Andrej Danko, Speaker of the Slovak Paliament, said that "Insane racists have become members of parliament here, among other things through the cheap use of social networks, while denying historic facts."

CBS: 77 Thousand Israelis Received Academic Degrees in 2017

In 5777 (2016/17), 2,700 Haredim (5.3%) received their first degree, and 2.2% their second degree.

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