By Judy Siegel-itzkovich for Jpost
Tobacco Plant Can Produce Anti-Malaria Drug
A genetically engineered form of artemisinin, a natural compound that produces large quantities of the anti-malaria drug - was announced Sunday by the Yissum Research Development Company – the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s technology transfer company.
December 20, 2011
Researchers Close To Cure For Juvenile Diabetes?
There is hope for a future cure of insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes from Jerusalem researchers who have identified the key signal that initiates production of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. They call their discovery a breakthrough that could help restore or increase beta cell function in people with this type of diabetes.
October 08, 2011
Marijuana Prevents Post-Traumatic Symptoms, Study Shows
A new research held at the University of Haifa, found that using cannabis at a certain time-frame after a traumatic event can prevent the development of post-traumatic symptoms. This research tested cannabis on the brain reactions of rats.
October 05, 2011
How Depression Affects Your Relationship
A new study in Israel shows that when women are depressed and their sensitivities are dulled, their partners also become less empathic. When women are depressed, the relationship suffers more.
May 18, 2011
Reversing The Aging Process From Old Mice
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have discovered a way to reverse the aging process by removing old B lymphocytes – a kind of white blood cell in vertebrate immune systems from old mice.
April 22, 2011
Direct Evidence Found Linking Stress To Cancer
For the first time, a direct link between stress and damage to the chromosomes in every cell has been shown, with the ends – called telomeres – shortening as people are more exposed to chronic emotional stress.
April 09, 2011
In Wake Of Japan Quake, Israelis & Jordanians Work Together
Although Jordan and Israel have long had their differences, the possibility of earthquakes in the Syrian-African Rift inspired a cooperation between the Arab and Jewish country.
March 28, 2011