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Shingles Research

June 2015

In what promises to be a major breakthrough in the treatment of shingles, scientists at Bar-Ilan have been the first to recreate the dormant/active behavior of the varicella zoster virus (VZV), which causes chicken pox. Shingles, which afflicts tremendous pain on millions of adults every year, is caused by a “similar” virus.

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Leading Car Battery Research

May 2015

Bar-Ilan University experts are collaborating with top industry pioneers on new materials and techniques for electric vehicles. Development of electric cars has taken on greater urgency as the vast majority of scientists agree that fossil fuels endanger both the environment and human health.

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Battling Cyber Terror

May 2015

With cyber-terror becoming a growing threat to the national security of the US, Israel and the entire Western World, two Bar-Ilan professors are working feverishly to fast-forward strategies that will provide a more secure cyber-future at all possible levels of attack.

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DNA Robots

May 2015

In its first cooperative venture with a professor at an Israeli university, Pfizer has announced that it will be collaborating with BIU Prof. Ido Bachelet on his research project that will enable DNA robots to deliver medical proteins to designated tissue.

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Fighting Sight and Hearing Loss

May 2015

Creative energy, originality and vision have always been at the heart of the research taking place amongst the faculty at the BIU School of Engineering. Here are two sterling examples.

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Zalevsky Inventions

June 2015

Whether it’s creating a bionic contact lens to help the blind see or developing an optical heartbeat monitor, Prof. Zeev Zalevsky enables people to see the world in a whole new way. Zalevsky is one of Israel’s most prolific inventors, with more than 50 patents registered in his name.

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Math Models to Defeat Cyber-Threats

March 2015

In the age of cyber-attacks and credit card fraud over the Internet, Dr. Osnat Keren says there is another “Achilles heel” that we overlook at our peril: the vulnerability of our hardware devices.

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Connected Vehicles

March 2015

For years Prof. Eli Kolberg’s robots have played soccer — against each other and against teams from all over the world — in the annual Robot World Cup (RoboCup) tournament. Each of his autonomous robots is programmed with a software brain that controls it and allows it to communicate with its teammates.

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Pnina Klein MISC Program

November 2014

A breakthrough educational program has improved the learning capabilities and self-image of millions of children with developmental disabilities. The program’s creator is Prof. Pnina Klein of Bar-Ilan’s Baker Center for the Study of Development Disorders in Infants and Young Children.

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Zaban Electric Car Battery Technology

October 2014

The Israeli start-up company Phinergy is relying on technology developed by BIU’s Prof. Arie Zaban to create an affordable, long-lasting battery for electric cars. Zaban and his team are partnering with Phinergy to change the base on which the battery operates through contact of aluminum with oxygen and water.

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Most Influential Israeli Women

May 2014

BIU had the highest number of women recognized in Women magazine’s Academia and Education categories among all Israeli universities. Women selected 12 Bar-Ilan affiliated women on its listing of religious Zionist women in Israel who have reached the highest ranks in their fields.

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BIU Lens To Offer Tactile Sight For The Blind

May 2014

Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, head of the Electro-Optics study program at Bar-Ilan’s Faculty of Engineering, has developed a bionic contact lens that has tremendous potential to enable the blind to see. It processes digital images and translates them into tactile sensations, allowing him or her to form a picture.

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BIU Battery Pioneer Awarded

March 2014

Israel’s most well-known battery scientist, Professor Doron Aurbach of Bar-Ilan University, was awarded the prestigious International Battery Association (IBA) Yeager Award on March 3rd, 2014 for his work in advancing battery technology.

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Nano Antimicrobials

December 2013

Millions of people get sick from bacterial infections contracted during a hospital stay that in some cases also cause or contribute to over 100,000 preventable deaths a year. That’s something that BIU Prof. Aharon Gedanken aims to eliminate.

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Flipped Classroom Program

August 2013

BIU’s Lookstein Center is set to kick off the new school year by training New York-area Jewish day school teachers to use its “flipped classroom” program. In a “flipped classroom,” what students normally do at home is done in school, and what students usually do in school is done at home.

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