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Figures Offer Cautious Hope

March 2020

“It is reason for cautious optimism,” Cyrille Cohen, head of the immunotherapy laboratory at Bar-Ilan University told The Times of Israel, commenting on recent trends.

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A Shofar That Defied the Nazis

September 2019

A daughter of a Holocaust survivor, Prof. Judith Tydor Schwartz, who directs Holocaust research at Bar-Ilan, has brought forward a ram’s horn trumpet and her father’s account of the power of belief amid death.

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Israel Helps Yazidi Women

August 2019

Five years after the Yazidi genocide in August 2014, when ISIS captured thousands of Yazidi women and children and sold them into sexual slavery, Israel has not forgotten, and Bar-Ilan University researchers are trying to find ways to help.

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Raising The Bar

October 2019

Prof. Moshe Bar, head of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, has ADHD and is proud of it. “I don’t see ADHD as a disorder,” he explains. “It confers advantages. It’s nature’s way of enriching diversity, so that not everyone thinks the same way.”

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Sifting Through The Sands Of Time

April 12, 2019

Since 1996, Prof. Aren Maeir of Bar Ilan University has been the director of the Tell es-Safi/Gath excavation. Among the remarkable findings dug up by Professor Maeir and his team are a Philistine Temple, the remains of a Crusader-era castle, and myriad ritual items dating back to the Iron Age.

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Inheriting the Trauma of Genocide

February 21, 2019

The Wall Street Journal reports on a study led by Amit Shrira, a professor at Bar Ilan University, of children of Rwandan genocide survivors. The study has uncovered intergenerational effects similar to those of adult children of Holocaust survivors, who themselves suffered from PTSD as a result of their parents’ traumas.

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Havlin Wins Israel Prize In Physics

November 2018

Distinguished Bar-Ilan University Professor Schlomo Havlin has been awarded the prestigious Israel Prize In Physics. The prize committee noted that “of all Israeli scientists, Prof. Havlin is the most cited by scientists around the world.”

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Network Science to Prevent Calamities

November 2018

Network science has greatly evolved in the past decade, and is currently a leading scientific field in the description of complex systems, which affect every aspect of our daily life.

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New Compound Kills Cancer Cells

November 2018

BIU researchers have discovered that an enzyme normally found only in sperm cells is the same one that enables cancer cells to metastasize throughout the body, and devised a synthetic compound to disable it.

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On The Trail Of Goliath

November 2018

Prof. Aren Maeir has dug up some remarkable findings from the home of Goliath, and this archaeologist is pretty remarkable himself.

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Bike Sharing at BIU

December 2017

Chinese bike sharing company Ofo has now entered Israel and the company has launched its short trip Bike sharing service at Bar-Ilan University in the Tel Aviv District, Ramat Gan.

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Meet Gal Kaminka

December 2017

Prof. Kaminka and his team have been developing award-winning technology that is protecting Israeli citizens and keeping IDF soldiers from harm’s way.

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Medical Nanotech Project

October 2017

With the potential of speeding cures for diseases as diverse as cancer, autism and eye disease, Bar-Ilan University Professor Rachela Popovtzer was chosen, from among dozens of research groups world-wide, to head up the European Union (EU) nTrack project, part of EU’s Horizon 2020 research program.

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Playing with SQUIDs

August 17, 2017

Why was a nice Jewish boy from Teaneck handling SQUIDs for seven weeks this summer? Don’t worry. He wasn’t working with the decidedly non-kosher shellfish. Ari Krischer was working in Dr. Beena Kalisky’s lab at Bar-Ilan, testing superconducting quantum interference devices.

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