The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation today announced $3.5 million in neuroendocrine tumor (NET) research grants to fund 12 projects around the world in pursuit of more precise treatments for this uncommon cancer affecting an estimated 171,000 Americans.
Study shows it is possible to rejuvenate kidneys and improve their function by using the patient’s own stem cells.
A clever exchange of elements enabled researchers to measure a protein’s movements.
Carbon-containing waste has presented an increasingly problematic challenge for industrialized societies.
Uri Sivan is positioning the world-renowned university to meet 21st-century challenges in human health, energy, environmental sustainability, education and advanced manufacturing.
Weizmann Institute scientists discover nine parameters that identify women at a high risk of developing diabetes during pregnancy.
Deficiency of a common substance could be linked to cognitive and behavioral problems.
The innovative breakthrough is that if you can’t detect it, you can’t steal it.
Tel Aviv and Harvard University scientists have created and linked up nine Organs-on-a-chip, including brain, heart and liver, paving way for personalized drug development.
‘These molecules may help develop drugs against inflammation and against Huntington’s disease,’ says Weizmann Institute researcher.
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University and Hebrew University have developed a powerful tool that will streamline and accelerate the development of disease therapies, transforming a multi-year process into just a few days.
Elevated activity in areas of the brain associated with attentional control just before events increases the probability that we will remember the event.
Researchers at the University of Haifa present first method that recovers color with revised model, using RGBD images.
Researchers using artwork analysis find that a disabled child has a positive effect on family, correlating with higher scores on empathy and closeness, less conflict and rivalry.
A non-toxic blue dye commonly used in biology labs helps repair damaged heart tissue in mice, say researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
What if cancer could be diagnosed faster allowing treatment to be developed quicker too? A team of cancer researchers from Ben-Gurion University and Hebrew University, are working to do just that.
Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new approach that transforms the MRI from a “camera of the brain” into a measuring device.
A team of Israeli biophysicists and doctors say they have developed a mathematical model that could help medical professionals predict whether certain bacteria-fighting antibiotic treatments will fail or succeed.
These electromagnetic waves have a unique ability to see through and identify materials; Tel Aviv University scientists manage to produce them in a lab.
Researchers at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University have taken a step toward understanding – and ultimately preventing – fatty liver disease.
Researchers at the Technion have developed an innovative prototype system for the efficient, safe production of hydrogen using only solar energy.
A new study conducted at the Sagol Department of Neurobiology has identified a neural pathway in the brain that determines whether a particular taste will have positive emotional value, and therefore consumed in future encounters, or negative, and therefore avoided in future encounters.
The molecule points the way toward treating viruses that cross from animals to humans.
AstroRx is a cell therapy product containing functional healthy astrocytes derived from human embryonic stem cells that aim to protect diseased motor neurons.
The research could have a meaningful impact in the field of personalized medicine.
Q & A with Prof. Eran Hornstein on discovering why mutations in a gene for a tiny non-coding RNA could herald the onset of neurodegenerative disease.
New research study from BGU’s National Autism Research Center of Israel finds brain waves of children with autism are shallower.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Around the globe, cancer incidence has been steadily increasing over the past half-century.
Vital to healing wounds, fibroblasts have a “misguided” response to cancer cells, according to TAU researchers.
BGU’s Prof. Varda Shoshan-Barmatz in collaboration with NIH’s Dr. Jay Chung have succeeded in showing that the mitochondrial protein VDAC1 is critical for the release of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) associated with the pathology of Lupus disease.
The research could have a meaningful impact in the field of personalized medicine.
Institute physicists solve a “hard problem” with lasers and a hint.
New findings present a nuanced picture of electron flow in quantum states.
‘In analogy to what we know from atoms, we can now combine different quantum dots (‘artificial atoms’) to form molecular-like structures,’ says Prof. Uri Banin.
Due to the range of ages, the protocols nonetheless urge extra caution in older adults in case of multiple drug interactions.
The implications of the study have the potential to be groundbreaking in the field of electronics, as it can create ways of lowering electrical resistance.
The study was published in the journal Evolution Letters, and shows that differing necessities in gender and life can influence using different voices for different reasons.
A groundbreaking clinical approach has been developed combining new diagnostic techniques to detect a leaking blood-brain barrier (BBB) with a new anti-inflammatory drug that for the first time slows or reverses age-related cognitive decline.
The small molecule reduces damaging inflammation and improves heart function in mouse models of heart attack.
BGN Technologies, BGU’s technology transfer company, announced yesterday that researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati Children’s), University of Cincinnati (UC), and Soroka University Medical Center, have developed a novel technology for unblocking and removing secretions from airways for the treatment of patients suffering from diseases affecting the respiratory tract such as bronchiolitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis (CF).
These molecules may prevent only some of a crucial gene’s activities without affecting others.
The brain’s “reward system” is why we find such pleasure in the perfect pair of high heels at 50% off, and still continue shopping for a matching handbag that we might not really need.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by symptoms including memory loss, speech impairments, orientation problems, and an impairment of motor functions.
HU team says that “designer babies” are still more fantasy than future.
A quantum solid, made of electrons, had been predicted but never seen with imaging.
A team of Israeli students from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology won a gold medal in a prestigious, international science competition in Boston earlier this month for their development of artificial, bee-free honey.
Israeli and American scientists have discovered that administering probiotics in hospital intensive care units may lead to blood infections, and in some cases, the adverse effects could outweigh the potential benefits.
BGU Prof. (Emer.) Jeffrey Gordon and his US colleagues have designed a miniaturized solar-power prototype that offers a major step forward for private commercial space missions. NASA is set to send a prototype to the international space station with its first launch of 2020.
A study on mice shows animal research may need to take into account the connection between genes, behavior and personality.
Genetic studies of three generations of a Jewish family of Iranian descent conducted at BGU have identified a previously unknown mechanism for the disease.
New Tel Aviv University study attempts to put to rest an ongoing debate over when, and from which direction, the elusive, artistic Aurignacian culture was brought to the Levan.
A study in mice showed that reducing a particular hormone signal keeps the cancer from growing and spreading.
Measuring children’s gaze patterns as they watch movies of social interactions is a reliable way to accurately identify nearly half of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cases, according to a new study just published in Autism Research by BGU researchers.
The Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was able to use a new biotechnology to cultivate a single-sex population of prawns (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) that will act as a biological agent.
Sonovia’s technique, developed at Bar-Ilan University, could also make fabrics fire resistant, water repellant and even body odor-proof. Chemistry professors Aharon Gedanken and Ilana Perelshtein from Bar-Ilan University have developed a new way to bacteria-proof the fabrics used in a hospital.
A new study by BGU researchers as part of the global Immunological Genome Project (ImmGen) has tackled this question by comparing the transcriptome of the immune system of female and male mice.
Technion’s computerized pathologist decodes cancer signatures to improve personalized medicine. Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have now used artificial intelligence and big data to decode the unique signatures of certain cancer cells.
Science can offer Olympic athletes the tools necessary to increase their performances by those marginal but crucial percentages.
In two cases, a single dose of VMT induced a long-lasting and complete remission.
The discovery is the earliest evidence of delayed consumption. Researchers from Tel Aviv University and Spain have discovered the earliest known evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow – some 400,000 years ago by prehistoric humans near Tel Aviv.
In a new study of adolescent and adult athletes, researchers at BGU, Stanford University and Trinity College in Dublin have found evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier, without a reported concussion.
Glioblastoma, a typically incurable brain cancer, is a master of diversity. Not only do the tumors differ from one patient to the next, but cells within each tumor differ greatly from one another.
Hundreds of millions of years have passed since we split off from our common ancestor with bacteria, but we still share a kind of immune system with them.
BGN Technologies, BGU’s technology transfer company, has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Vaxil Bio (TSX VENTURE: VXL), a biotech company focusing on innovative immunotherapy treatments for cancer and infectious diseases, for the development and commercialization of targeted cancer therapy.
A new, innovative Israeli DNA study has revealed what an ancient relative of modern humans from some 100,000 years ago could have looked like.
The study validates the need for us to continue to learn more about the use of pesticides and other toxins.
The E-TAC water-splitting technology facilitates an unprecedented energetic efficiency of 98.7% in the production of hydrogen from water and has other key advantages over water electrolysis.
Weizmann Institute of Science research shows heterogeneity in melanoma tumors prevents effective immune responses.
The new technology allows AI to identify molecular features of cancer cells based on biopsy images.
In a new study, Israeli researchers at the Technion make a case for using DNA as part of a viable, long-term solution to storing our digital libraries as well as the incredible amount of data created every day by humans and machines.
A new method, developed by scientist at Weizmann Institute, uncovered some fateful cellular decisions right at the beginning of embryonic development.
Researchers at Hebrew U hopeful their breakthrough may help women extend their fertility windows and maintain high egg quality into their thirties and forties.
The method may be used to purify drugs and numerous other chemicals.
In groundbreaking research, Tel Aviv University academics discover changes to mass spawning events that may lead to extinction of some species of reef builders.
Watch Dr. Itamar Harel, Principal Investigator at Hebrew University, as he conducts fascinating research on age-related diseases at his new lab.
Technion researchers have developed a technology to purify water that has been tainted by formaldehyde, using a type of processed natural clay and a formaldehyde-linked bacterium.
The shrimp could be the key to successfully reducing poverty, helping the environment and controlling schistosomiasis outbreaks, according to BGU.
Scientists have discovered a mass die-off that took place two billion years ago—with up to 99.5 percent of life on Earth disappearing.
Be it creating ways for access to clean water, contributing ways to improve renewable energy for a more sustainable future or even creating 3D hearts, engineers are the future to solving many of the world’s global challenges.
Israeli crystallographer Ada Yonath – whose pioneering work on the structure of the ribosome won her the Nobel Prize in 2009 – has one advice for women struggling to make a mark in STEM.
As if the black holes were not mysterious enough, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have found an unexpectedly thin disk of material that swirls furiously around a supermassive black hole.
Israel has a reputation for being the Startup Nation, but Marcelle Machluf, dean of biotechnology and food engineering at Technion, predicts that in coming years Israel will be known as the FoodTech Nation.
Patients with deadly form of bone marrow cancer leading longer, better lives thanks to Israeli research.
Researchers at Technion, BGU, and Bar-Ilan University collaborate on an important project. These researchers are 3D printing coral reefs in an attempt to save them before they’re destroyed by the overheating ocean.
An algorithm developed by a team of researchers at Weizmann Institute of Science predicts the immune response to a pathogen that could lead to early diagnosis for diseases such as tuberculosis.
Using lasers to separate chiral molecules had been predicted – but never before demonstrated.
Oxytocin is not only a hormone of love but also plays a role in normal social interaction, birth and breastfeeding, control of stress and appetite and more.
Technology sired by the tech giant’s Haifa lab, Intel Corp. unveils details of a new artificial intelligence-based chip that enables computers to gain knowledge by inference.
Zuckerman Faculty Scholar, Dr. Gili Bisker, with collaborators, proposed a new approach for detecting and quantifying nonequilibrium dynamics in small systems.
Injection of synthetic DNA material found to activate brain’s immune cells and kill invading cancer cells, Israeli researchers say.
The BGU research team exposed the vulnerability by “overcoming” the logical network isolation between the two different networks “using specially-crafted network traffic.”
Weizmann Institute scientists have uncovered a neuronal mechanism central to human free recall.
“If you look at single cells, they’re very different from one another,” says Filbin. “Some are more immature, stem-like cells, some are differentiating cells, and some are mature cells that are not even dividing anymore.”
The Weizmann Institute of Science will work to create a new “micro-satellite” projected to launch in 2023 that will study cosmic explosions and black holes.
Scientists from Technion and Tel Aviv University manage to turn key Siemens controller on and off; study sent to firm to fix vulnerability.
The new treatment “gets the immune troops ‘ready for combat,’ in both the brain and the rest of the body.”
“This unique configuration will help us answer some of the big questions in astrophysics,” said ULTRASAT principle investigator Prof. Eli Waxman of the Weizmann Institute.
By carrying out advanced experiments on neuronal cultures and large scale simulations, a group of scientists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel claims to have created a new type of ultra-fast artificial intelligence algorithm.
Researchers from Technion have managed to take control of a Siemens PLC, which is considered to be one of the safest controllers in the world.
New approach to deadly skin cancer has been effective in preventing and treating primary tumors in mice, study says.
Gamma-ray bursts are extremely energetic explosions that have been observed in distant galaxies. They are the brightest explosions in the universe.
Math model developed by Hebrew University team could pave the way for physicians to see beginnings of Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
Specific genes found to safeguard against infection as well as resuscitate infected cells, TAU researchers say.
Weizmann Institute team says early interactions between immune cells and bacteria determine the outcome of illnesses.
Over the past several years, researchers have noted that dozens of sharks have been flocking to the coast off of the northern Israeli city of Hadera during the winter months,
New chip device enables the detection of much smaller blood samples at a crime or accident scene.
Researchers at the Weizmann Institute revealed that the progression of an ALS-like disease in lab mice was slowed after the mice received certain strains of gut microbes or substances known to be secreted by these microbes.
Research team at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology has developed an innovative, AI-based technology for monitoring obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Israeli scientists use machine learning and big-data analysis to suggest best antibiotic for each patient based on a variety of factors.
Marine biologists from University of Haifa conduct research with hope of reducing micro plastics from water.
A new technique called Double-DIP deploys deep learning to polish images without prior training.
A team of researchers have developed a new process allowing chemical production with high-efficiency of human insulin and increasing its stability and its effect on the hormonal balance in the human body.
Designed for working dogs, the haptic vest may one day also help pet owners with speech impairments or dogs that are hard of hearing.
Researchers at BGU have developed a novel mechanism to regulate the human cell division process. The discovery could shed light on tumorigenic pathways and other diseases.
Novel material from Israel may prevent one of the costliest and most prevalent bacterial diseases in the world.
Ben-Gurion University will pursue joint research and development programs to advance quantum technology together with the Ministry of Defense, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.
Discovery at Tel Aviv University that cells in the nervous systems of worms do just this, may have major implications for our understanding of heredity and disease in humans.
Hebrew University, Tel Aviv University and Technion among world’s top 300 universities according to the latest prestigious QS Top Universities Rankings
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University and University of California, Davis are using artificial intelligence techniques to help identify cellular reactions that indicate how tomatoes and other crops handle different climate conditions.
Replicating organs or human tissues in a laboratory is slowly becoming more than a sci-fi dream thanks to the growing research field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Findings by researchers at Bar-Ilan University could lead to tailored microbial interventions that reduce autoimmunity and additional stress-inducible illness.
“Size is not everything,” the journal said in a press release on Wednesday. “Some smaller institutes are punching above their weight.”
Reducing fat in the liver, rather than simply losing weight, is key to lowering health risks associated with obesity, say Israeli researchers.
Using stem cells and microfluidic chips, they fashion a functioning copy of a patient’s brain structure to tailor treatment.
Applied with a glue gun, the melted polymer works both externally and internally, and is nontoxic, flexible and biodegradable.
Researchers found that the onset of stress caused changes in the intestinal bacteria that, in turn, stimulated the activity of immune cells in a way that increased the likelihood that the body would attack itself.
A new approach to measuring electrons’ quantum states looks at the tail end of their escape.
“This is extremely important because we can now detect early stages of alpha-synuclein aggregation and monitor the effects of drugs on this aggregation,” said Dr. Dana Bar-On of Tel Aviv University.
Tel Aviv University researchers find mechanism in worms that, if it translates to humans, could imply brain activity also plays a role in what is transmitted to offspring.
Tel Aviv University and Haifa’s Technion–Israel Institute of Technology have been named among the 100 leading universities worldwide to be granted US patents for invention in 2018.
The number of sensory deprived patients and auditory deprived patients is expected to rise – it is crucial to develop efficient techniques for auditory recovery.
Computerized analysis of playing styles could assist music therapists.
A team of Israeli scientists is experimenting with changes in rainfall patterns to determine how native vegetation will adapt to new climatic conditions.
“I’m interested in learning whatever we can about real black holes and real gravity,” study author Jeff Steinhauer, physicist at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
Manipulating an enzyme might be key to culturing cells for transplantation or other treatments.
Researchers at the Bio-Inspired and Medical Robots Lab at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, are building a miniature robot inspired by an inchworm.
MIT-Israel Zuckerman STEM Fund is calling for proposals for joint projects between MIT and Israeli university researchers in science, tech, math and engineering.
A new method of surface patterning may help create defect-free electronic channels.
Science continues finding evidence that the bacterial universe in our guts affects our overall health.
By implanting engineered tissue from stem cells taken from the gums, the Technion’s Prof. Shulamit Levenberg provides new hope for people with spinal column injuries.
The combination therapy, of two FDA approved drugs, protects the blood-brain-barrier and is aimed at preventing development of brain pathologies.
A group of scientists from Tel Aviv University and Stanford University cooperating on the Digital Living 2030 program is trying to prepare for all of the scenarios in the coming years that will challenge the way we live.
The ability to anticipate the future is key to the survival of all living things. Like humans, worms are capable of forming associative memories.
Researchers from Bar-Ilan University suggests that short exposure to the Marvel superhero movies featuring Spider-Man and Ant-Man can reduce arachnophobia symptoms by up to 20 percent.
A new treatment for prostate cancer in men who don’t want to undergo radical surgery because of the side effects has been developed by Israeli scientists.
Discovery may pave the way to creating entire human embryos out of human skin cells, without sperm or eggs, says head of study.
Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have started to use magnets to crystallise chiral compounds out of solution and fully separate them.
A drug targeting the enzyme DHODH could correct the abnormal set point of the ‘thermostat’ in the brain cells of epileptic patients.
The center is expected to add significant value to tissue engineering research and will be open to all Technion scientists and researchers to lead the department into new areas.
Hebrew University researchers create decoys that block RNA-binding proteins from spreading cancer.
Cybersecurity researchers at Ben-Gurion University have found that hackers have the ability to access the 3D medical scans of patients and add or remove images of malignant tumors, placing patients at risk of misdiagnosis.
Meet Zuckerman STEM scholar, Lucien Weiss, graduate of Harvard and Stanford who is now working on his third degree at the Technion.
In 10 years, Prof. Tal Dvir of Tel Aviv University sees all organs being printed from the patient’s own tissue so that the body does not reject it, and rendering organ donors unnecessary.
Researchers are developing complex and precise artificial tissues that can be better integrated into target organs.
Could we ever create unhackable computers beyond the reach of criminals and spies? Ben-Gurion University researchers are coming up with some interesting solutions.
What happens when a mechanism meant to protect the cell gets exploited by bad-mannered viruses?
“In this day and age, international and interdisciplinary collaborations are vital to the future of science and engineering”.
New TAU research breaks with long-held principles used in developing radar technologies.
The study conducted by researchers at Bar-Ilan University is the first of its kind to examine the connection between children diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed MPH, and future dispensed prescriptions of antidepressants.