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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.

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Hebrew University Jumps to 30th Place in Law and 25th in Communications in Prestigious Academic Ranking

8 June, 2021

Much has been spoken of in recent years about the ‘brain drain’ taking place at Israeli institutions, but the most recent academic data from the global Shangai Ranking reveals that the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has maintained its status and even improved in a number of departments.

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Hebrew University Research Finds Optimism Extends Life Expectancy Among Seniors

1 June, 2021

Happiness might lead to better health but does it help you live longer? That’s a question that researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) took on in a longitudinal study they began back in the 1990s.  They looked at the impact of optimism on longevity and found that maintaining a positive outlook can directly extend your life. Professor Jochanan Stessman, Director of HU’s Institute on Aging led the study, along with HU’s Prof. Jeremy Jacobs and Dr. Yoram Maaravi.  They published their findings in The Journals of Gerontology.

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Hebrew U. Develops Bio-Sensor to Detect Early Signs of Plant Stress and Prevent Crop Failures from Worldwide Climate Changes

25 May, 2021

In an effort to increase agricultural productivity and limit waste, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment developed a method to detect signs of stress before the plant is damaged.

Dr. Shir Atzil

HUJI Bites: The Bonds that Sync Us - The Science behind Parenting with Dr. Shir Atzil

6 May, 2021

Infants are born unable to care for themselves. Their survival and development depend on their caregivers. Studies show that early social bonding with a primary caregiver is necessary for mental and physical health and is associated with greater well-being and success in adulthood.

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HUJI Bites: A Formula for Success with Prof. Hillel Furstenberg, Abel Prize Winner 2020

29 April, 2021

Professor Hillel Furstenberg, a researcher in the Einstein Institute for Mathematics and professor emeritus at The Hebrew University, was awarded the 2020 Abel Prize – the Nobel Prize of Mathematics. The award recognized his incredible achievements and contributions in the field, and he is the first Israeli to win this prestigious prize.

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