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Study: Divorced men at risk for early death

Study: Divorced men at risk for early death

New research finds men who live alone for over seven years at increased risk of severe illness, early death.

New study: COVID loses 90% ability to infect within 20 minutes

New study: COVID loses 90% of its ability to infect within 20 minutes of being exhaled

First-of-its-kind study replicates what actually happens when people exhale aerosol particles.

CDC: COVID-19 may increase diabetes risk in children

CDC: Children who had COVID-19 at increased risk for diabetes

Children who recovered from coronavirus found to be at significantly increased risk of developing Type 1, Type 2, diabetes, CDC finds.

New therapy inhibits specific cells linked to lupus nephritis

New, targeted therapy inhibits specific immune cells associated with lupus nephritis

'Intervention targets T cells rather than multiple immune cell types," Prof. Chaim Putterman says.

New research: Booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

New research shows booster dose highly effective for cancer patients

Tel Aviv hospital examines immunogenicity and safety of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster in actively treated cancer patients.

Sheba hospital to begin trial of 4th COVID vaccine shot

Sheba Medical Center to begin trial of 4th COVID vaccine shot

6,000 people enrolled in new trial, the first of its kind in the world.

U. of Haifa employs Hubble telescope to investigate black holes

University of Haifa employs Hubble telescope to investigate black holes

'This will be among the most accurate & extensive mapping campaigns of active supermassive black holes to date,' Prof. Doron Chelouche says:

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine info pamphlet

Orthodox nurses publish 140-page vaccine information pamphlet

Fighting anti-vaxxers among Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews, nurses write a 140-page rebuttal.

New liquid biopsy detects local immune activity

New liquid biopsy detects local immune activity

Blood test developed at Hebrew U. detects immune, inflammatory activity in tissues, removing need for painful biopsies & expensive imaging.

Study: Booster dose protects against severe illness from Omicron

Study: Booster dose protects against severe illness from Omicron

New research from Sheba Medical Center shows COVID-19 vaccine four times less effective at protecting against Omicron than against Delta.

Experts formulate int'l ethical code for ancient DNA research

World first: Top experts formulate international ethical code for ancient DNA research

As the field of ancient DNA research expands, experts formulate international ethical code to guide researchers in their work.

Research: Daycare doesn't hurt academics, despite poor quality

Research: Early daycare doesn't harm reading achievements, despite poor quality

New Taub Center research examines impact of participation in early education & care settings for children from 0-3 on reading achievements.

New COVID drug passes 2nd stage of trials with flying colors

New COVID drug passes 2nd stage of trials with flying colors

MesenCure, produced by Haifa-based company, gave 94% survival rate to patients with serious cases of coronavirus.

These are Israel's most common passwords of 2021

These are Israel's most common passwords of 2021

This year, the annual research examines top passwords in 50 different countries, differentiating by gender.

Jewish sociologist who studied depression in the 1950s dies

Jewish sociologist who studied depression in the 1950s dies at 91

Pauline Bart, sociologist whose Jewish identity infused her research, is dead at 91.

Research: Smoking products are often sold near schools

Research: Smoking products are often sold near schools

Schools in middle-class neighborhoods have highest number of nearby sales points for smoking products, research shows.

Study: 14% of COVID-19 patients suffer long-term effects

Study: 14% of COVID-19 patients suffer long-term effects

Israeli HMO reveals: Some symptoms of coronavirus linger even six months after recovery; 14% of recovered adults experience 'long COVID.'

Report: 2,500 children hospitalized after contracting COVID-19

Report: 2,500 children hospitalized in Israel after contracting COVID-19

Health Ministry data shows 1 out of every 900 children diagnosed with coronavirus is hospitalized in moderate to critical condition.

Making cancer immunotherapy more accessible

Making cancer immunotherapy more accessible

Off-the-shelf therapies to be developed for entire groups of patients.

Weather during pregnancy may affect fetal growth

Exposure to high and low temperatures during pregnancy may result in reduced fetal growth

Nation-wide study suggests excessive heat, cold, during specific time windows during pregnancy are linked to lower birth weight.

'Substantial' risk of long-term disease in COVID survivors

New study shows 'substantial' risk of long-term disease in COVID survivors

Study tracked over 6 million people using U.S. Veterans Affairs database, focusing on heart disorders.

Study of 'lazy eye' reveals public health's blind spots

Largest population-based study of 'lazy eye' reveals public health's blind spots

Immigrants and haredi men are at greatest risk of suffering untreated lazy eye, study shows.

Israeli study links blood sugar level with COVID-19 risk

Israeli study links blood sugar level with COVID-19 risk - even in non-diabetics

Research: Non-diabetic patients with high fasting sugar levels more likely to suffer severe COVID-19 than patients with lower sugar levels.

First day of school jitters? Kids aren't the only ones

First day of school jitters? Kids aren't the only ones who feel it

From Sweden to Singapore, stock market trading volumes tumble when working moms take time off to accompany junior on first day of school.

Metal pollution: If it's in the air, it'll end up in our bones

Metal pollution: If it's in the air and our iPhones, it'll end up in our bones

Lead found in 12,000-year-old skeletons reflects increasing rates of lead production, toxic exposure, Hebrew University study finds.

Study: Physiological factors can predict mental health

Study: Physiological factors can predict mental health during COVID-19 pandemic

Bar-Ilan University study: Pre-pandemic physiological data can predict mental well-being during COVID-19.

Study: Children's coronavirus antibodies decrease with time

Study: Children's coronavirus antibodies decrease with time

New study shows vast majority of children had no detectable COVID-19 antibodies four months after their illness.

Study: Moderna vaccine effective against Delta variant

Study: Moderna vaccine effective against Delta variant

Moderna vaccine remains 93% effective six months after second dose, company says.

Pfizer funding Israeli research -  but not on their vaccines

Pfizer funding Israeli research - but not on their vaccines

Researchers who led serological study which tipped the scale in favor of a third dose of vaccines received funding from Pfizer, report says.

A new way to treat PTSD?

A new way to treat PTSD?

Bar-Ilan professor: Nutritional supplements offer hope for a nontoxic treatment that reverses the underlying genomic cause of the disease.

Dr. Fauci defends funding coronavirus research in Wuhan

Dr. Fauci defends funding coronavirus research in Wuhan

The United States gave around $600,000 toward research into whether coronaviruses could be transmitted from bats to humans...

A novel method for the rapid repair of peripheral nerve injuries

A novel method for the rapid repair of peripheral nerve injuries

Bar-Ilan University researchers develop nerve guidance conduits filled with smart gel that accelerate regeneration of torn nerve fibers.

Study: Coffee offers protection against COVID-19

Study: Coffee offers protection against COVID-19

Newly-published study shows correlation between coffee consumption and reduced risk of symptomatic coronavirus.

For cancer patients, being upper class means a longer life

For cancer patients, being upper class means a longer life

New research exposes link between higher socioeconomic status and longer life expectancy for cancer patients.

The connection between divorce and violence

The connection between divorce and violence

New study shows rise in domestic violence among Arab sector, increased instability as women's status changes.

UK gov agency granted $500,000 to academic under investigation

UK gov agency granted $500,000 to academic under investigation for anti-Semitism

UK academic under investigation for alleged anti-Semitism received £400k of public funds from UK Research and Innovation office.

Meeting point of modern humans and Neanderthals found in Israel

Research identifies meeting point between modern humans and Neanderthals

Research at Boker Tachtit site in Ein Avdat National Park, in Israel’s Negev desert, provides first proof of the two cultures’ coexistence.

Unique Red Sea coral reef expected to be among last to survive

Unique Red Sea coral reef expected to be among the last to survive past mid-century

Two Bar-Ilan University doctoral students among five Israelis and Jordanians awarded research grants by the Red Sea Reef Foundation.

Pandora's Box? China funding human-animal embryosplayer

Pandora's Box? China funding human-animal embryos that may pave way for 'chimeras'

A Fox News report warns that US taxpayer money may soon be funding Chinese research to create 'chimeras', or a new human-animal breed.

New study: 67% of teachers weren't trained to handle violence

New study: 67% of teachers weren't trained to handle violence

Most teachers and educators in Israel say teaching staff does not have tools to handle physical, verbal, violence.