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terahertz computer chip

The Terahertz Computer Chip Is Now Within Reach

Following three years of extensive research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Dr. Uriel Levy and his team have created technology that will enable...
Unconscious Mind

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

Imagine you’re walking down a busy street like Times Square in New York.  There are tons of people around.  As you make your way...
mitochondrial inner NEET

MiNT Protein a Fresh Target to Attack Disease

A two-faced protein in a chain that regulates iron and other elements in cells could provide a new target to treat cancer, diabetes and...
quantum sensor

Enhancing the Quantum Sensing Capabilities of Diamond

Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscopes, paving the way...
kidney health

Reducing Endocannabinoid System’s Activity May Help Protect the Kidney Health of...

A new study provides insights on the mechanisms behind the development of kidney damage due to obesity. The findings, which appear in an upcoming...
nanoscale chip

Nanoscale Chip System Measures Light from a Single Bacterial Cell to...

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created a nanophotonic chip system using lasers and bacteria to observe fluorescence emitted from a single...
photoinitiator

Rapid 3D Printing in Water Using Novel Hybrid Nanoparticles Holds Promise...

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a new type of photoinitiator for three-dimensional (3D) printing in...
spiders

Jumping Spiders Mimic Ants to Defy Predators

Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, the ant-mimicking jumping spider pretends to be an ant, according to Cornell...
antibiotics

HU Researchers: Simple Method Measures How Long Bacteria Can Wait Out...

A growing number of pathogens are developing resistance to one or more antibiotics, threatening our ability to treat infectious diseases. Now, according to a...
epilepsy

Researchers Find Micro-gene That Protects the Brain from Developing Epilepsy

On December 16, 1997, hundreds of Japanese children were brought to hospital suffering from epilepsy-like seizures. They all had one thing in common: they...
dementia

Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in Brains of Mice

Researchers restore the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage Next step: clinical trials in humans to see whether THC reverses aging processes...
landmines

Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines

Researchers remotely detect buried landmines using fluorescent bacteria encased in polymeric beads illuminated by a laser-based scanning system
hemoglobin

How Stress Controls Hemoglobin Levels in Blood

Our ability to breathe oxygen is critical to our survival. This process is mediated by the hemoglobin in our blood, which carries oxygen. Since...
infectious bacteria

‘Smart’ Bacteria Remodel Their Genes to Infect Our Intestines

Infectious diarrhea, a common disease of children, is responsible for over 2 million infant deaths annually in developing counties alone. A primary cause of...
Lymphoma

Israeli and Palestinian Researchers Cooperate to Find Risk Factors for B...

Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL), tumors which may originate from B or T lymphocytes, account for approximately 3% of the worldwide cancer burden. Most epidemiological studies...
Antibiotic

Bacteria Sleep, Then Rapidly Evolve, to Survive Antibiotic Treatments

Antibiotic resistance is a major and growing problem worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in...
bacterial virulence

Bacterial Survival Strategy: Splitting Into Virulent and Non-Virulent Subtypes

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human immune response, resulting...
Dyslexia

Dyslexia Linked to Shorter Memory Trace of Previous Stimuli

Humans have a type of long-term memory -- called ‘implicit memory’ -- that means we respond less to stimuli as they are repeated over...
nanoscale

Ultra-precise Chip-scale Sensor Detects Unprecedentedly Small Changes in Environmental Conditions at...

Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities....
bacteria

For Viral Predators of Bacteria, Sensitivity Can Be Contagious

Bacteriophages (phages) are probably the most abundant entities in nature, often exceeding bacterial densities by an order of magnitude. As viral predators of bacteria,...