World Food Day 2019 - October 16 2019


The Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment aims to help local and global societies to eliminate hunger and malnutrition while preserving our natural resources.

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Discovery of the body’s endocannabinoid system by Hebrew University Scientists increases the applicability of cannabidiol for medical purposes


The increasing ability to harness cannabidiol, a derivative of cannabis, to treat medical problems is due to the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

This system, discovered by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a set of natural pathways in our brain and body which carry messages to various regions to manage and regulate pain, appetite, mood regulation, and memory.

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Israel Cancer Research Fund Approves a Grant to HU Prof. Yinon Ben-Neriah


Israel Cancer Research Fund approved grants to the Hebrew University, and other Israeli institutions, for studies in blood, brain, breast, colorectal and many other types of cancers.

Prof. Yinon Ben-Neriah, of Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, and 2019 EMET laureate, will be able to pursue further groundbreaking work on chronic myelogenous leukemia, due to this grant. 

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HUJI Talks Fascinate Participants of 2019 Board of Governors


Ted-Style Talks by Keynote Hebrew University Speakers on “High-Tech Jerusalem”

This year’s Board of Governors highlighted High-Tech Jerusalem. While outdoor ceremonies, musical events and a fun-filled culinary evening in Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda emphasized the centrality of Jerusalem in the University’s identity, our HUJI Talks showcased the increasing importance of High-Tech in every facet of our research as well as in our daily lives.

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Breaking Down Resistance: Promising Brain Tumor Treatment


Professor Rotem Karni, of Hebrew University’s Institute for Medical Research-Israel-Canada, has designed a molecule that inhibits brain (glioblastoma) tumor growth by regulating the tumor-produced proteins.

Glioblastoma is a serious and incurable brain cancer. Until now, a patient diagnosed with glioblastoma typically has 11-20 months to live, and cells affected by this cancer quickly become resistant to chemotherapy treatment.

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HUJI Talks Delight 2018 Board of Governors Participants


TED-Style Talks by Leaders in the Fields of Medicine, Science, Security and More

This year’s Board of Governors celebrated the University’s 100-year anniversary since its founding with special galas, celebrations, VIP visits, and unprecedented events.

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Alpha Students Win Big


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is proud and honored to have four of its Alpha students win at The Israel Young Scientists and Developers competition, initiated and led by the Bloomfield Science Museum. Eight Hebrew University Alpha students submitted their work to the competition (out of 47 nation-wide).

The University's four winners are:

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Friend or Foe? How the Unconscious Mind Picks Out Faces in a Crowd


Hebrew University Researcher Discovers Dominance and Threat Top the List of Faces a Brain will Quickly Register Within a Crowd

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Tzameret Student Awarded Outstanding Military Medicine Cadet in the US


Ofek Arieli, a student in the military doctors' training course at the Hebrew University and the Medical Corps, was chosen as the outstanding cadet in an international course of military medicine in the United States.

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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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