Prof. Marta Weinstock-Rosin of the Hebrew University's School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research developed Exelon, a breakthrough drug that treats the symptoms of mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Exelon slows the progression of the disease in many patients and often improves their cognitive function as well. The drug is manufactured by Novartis in Switzerland.
Prof. Simon Benita of the School of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Medicine developed Cationorm, an eye-drop nanoemulsion for the treatment of dry eyes. This emulsion consists of positively-charged oil nanodroplets and functions similarly to the physiological tear-making mechanism which lubricates the eyes and keeps them moist. Cationorm is manufactured by Novagali Pharma (France), which is owned by Santen Pharmaceuticals (Japan).
The MAZE Water Purification System was developedby Medicinal Chemistry Prof. Avi Domb of the Hebrew University's School of Pharmacy. The MAZA system comprises an innovative filter installed in portable water purification systems. It cleanses the water of organic and inorganic toxic residues as well as bacteria and viruses. Both the filter and water purification system are currently manufactured by Strauss-Haier in China.
The Multiculturalism and Diversity Clinic operates within the Faculty of Law, giving voice to the different cultural groups within Israeli society by using the law and other strategies such as dialogue among different populations. Each year, some 16 students participate in this clinic.
Representation of Marginalized Populations Clinic (20 students annually) Children and Youth Rights Clinic (20 students annually)
Mugagga earned his MSc in Animal Sciences in 2015-16. He was a Pears Scholar, and focused on the study of goats.
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Beatrice earned her MSc in the field of Plant Sciences in 2016-17. Her personal project was the construction of water reservoirs for irrigation in Kenya.
Armando earned his MSc in Agriculture in the field of Plant Sciences in 2016-17. His personal project was the study of tissue culture and virus elimination in garlic.