Mrs. Lily Safra Dedicates the New Home of ELSC

Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat, British Architect Lord Norman Foster, and more than 400 friends and supporters joined the gala celebration and naming ceremony of Israel's largest neuroscience center

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:

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

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

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.

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.

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.

HU Prof. Is Making the World More Colorful and Beautiful

Hebrew University Professor, Alexander Vainstein, is changing the way we see the world around us and making it more colorful in the process. The Wolfson Family Professor of Floriculture is most known for genetically modifying tobacco to  produce the natural compound used in the anti-malaria medication, artemisinin. His recent work is making the world more attractive as he has discovered a way to change the colors of flowers.

Jerusalem Ambassadors

The Ambassadors with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. (photo credit:Jerusalem Post)