The Beginning of a New Year


Hebrew University has opened its doors to a new school year, marked by growth and renewal. Over 900 new courses will be launched this year, offering students a large variety of new fields of study.  The following are among the new and interesting courses that are being offered:


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Reducing endocannabinoid system’s activity may help protect the kidney health of individuals with obesity


New study provides insight on the mechanisms behind the development of kidney damage due to obesity, points to a potential target for protecting the kidney health of individuals with obesity


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Nanoscale chip system measures light from a single bacterial cell to enable portable chemical detection


Further development could open door to on-chip biological and chemical sensing applications, e.g. detecting chemicals in real-time continuous flow systems and even in an open-air environment


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Hebrew University’s Center for Jewish Art launches the world’s largest Index of Jewish Art


The online Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art preserves the rich artistic heritage of the Jewish people throughout time and across the globe The Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched the world’s largest online database of Jewish art today at the World Congress of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem.


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Snails Bring Speedy Economic Empowerment for African Women


Snails may be the fast track to economic growth and empowerment for women living in West Africa, thanks to a pair of Ghanaian research students heading a project sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment.


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Eye Opening Surgery Saves Vision of Wild Wolf


Zahava, a nine year old wild wolf from the Yotvata Nature Reserve was brought to the HU Veterinary Hospital after suffering from chronic eye infections. Her condition had worsened, covering her corneas with a visible film that impaired her vision. Traditionally, this condition requires a daily administration of eye drops, but such treatment is untenable in the wild. Prof.


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