News

Corona stock

Clinical Results Show Tricor (Fenofibrate) Effective in Treating Severe Covid-19 Patients

23 August, 2021

Hebrew University study shows lipid-lowering drug reduced inflammation in 48 hours and removed the need for oxygen support within 5 to 7 days for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has infected over 165 million people worldwide causing nearly 3.5 million deaths. Recent vaccination efforts have been hindered by multiple coronavirus variants that challenge current vaccines. While infection generally produces a mild disease, in some patients it can develop into a severe inflammatory COVID-19 requiring medical intervention.

Alfredo Coppa Sapienza University-Rome

Lead Found in 12,000 Year Old Skeletons Reflects Increasing Rates of Lead Production, Toxic Exposure and a Harbinger of Things to Come, HU Study Finds

17 August, 2021

In our increasingly industrialized world, what we produce “out there” has a direct impact on what happens in here, inside our bodies.  A new study by Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) reveals the link between rates of metal production and toxic lead exposure in humans.  The research team closely examined human remains from a burial ground in central Italy that was in consecutive use for 12,000 years. 

Hospital Image

Israeli-German Team Taps Mortality Data to Uncover which Countries have Underreported their COVID-19 Deaths and the Extent of their Deception

3 August, 2021

For the past year and a half, many of our decisions regarding whether it is safe to fly to country X or to vacation in country Y have been based a given country’s reported COVID-19 deaths.  These stats give the public a sense of how successful—or unsuccessful—that country has been at containing the spread of the coronavirus and its variant offspring.  However, not all countries have been playing fair.  Several have underreported their numbers, either deliberately or due to faulty testing capacities.

Photo of Event

Facing Climate Change Together: UAE Minister of Food & Water Security Meets Agtech & Foodtech Experts at Hebrew University's School of Agriculture

14 July, 2021

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister for Food and Water Security Mariam Al-Muhairi met today with representatives of Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) to promote a research and innovation partnership based on FoodTech and Agtech.  As part of her visit, Al-Muhairi met with HU’s Professor Mona Khoury-Kassabri, VP of Strategy and Diversity, Professor Benny Chefetz, Dean of The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, faculty researchers, and Moshe Nadler, CEO of Agricora.

Cigarettes

Comprehensive Hebrew U. Audit Uncovers Tobacco Companies’ Sneaky Tactics to Circumvent Regulators and Target Kids

12 July, 2021

Smoking among young teens has become an increasingly challenging and costly public healthcare issue.  Despite legislation to prevent the marketing of tobacco products to children, tobacco companies have shrewdly adapted their advertising tactics to circumvent the ban and maintain their access to this impressionable—and growing—market share. 

Credit: Dr. Yossi Zaidner

New Fossils Reveal Interactions Between Ancient Human Groups Living Together in the Levant

24 June, 2021

A recent archeological dig in central Israel unearthed evidence that Homo sapiens, humans that inhabit the earth today, likely lived alongside a group of archaic humans known as the Middle Pleistocene Homo.  This discovery, and the international collaborations that made it possible, provide the first evidence that the two human types lived at the same time and interacted with one another.  Their findings were published today in Science

Medical Marijuana

Hebrew University: Understanding the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Children, a Meta-Analysis

21 June, 2021

In recent years, the use of medical cannabis to treat sick kids is on the rise, although questions remain about the benefits and safety of such treatments.  Now, a team of researchers from the : Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has completed a first-ever meta-analysis of pediatric patients treated with medical cannabis to understand better the risks and benefits of cannabis use among young patients.