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Findings of a Preliminary Study Find Correlation between Exceptionally Hot and Dry Winter in Northeast Brazil and Outbreak of the Zika Virus

Preliminary findings published in The Lancet, one of the world’s most prestigious journals
4-Feb-2016 2:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Holocaust Survivors Are at Increased Risk of Developing Schizophrenia

”Exposure to the protracted, multiple maximal adversities of the Holocaust increase the risk of developing schizophrenia,” says Prof. Stephen Levine of the University of Haifa, who undertook the study
28-Jan-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Activity of Brain Proteins Associated with Memory Impairment in Alzheimer’s Identified

Researchers at the laboratory for research of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory, directed by Prof. Kobi Rosenblum, found that “repairing” the activity led to an improvement in memory. A start-up they established on...
24-Dec-2015 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

University of Haifa Excavations Uncover Unique Hebrew Inscription Showing Existence of a Jewish Village at Kursi


This first evidence of a Jewish village on the site strengthens the hypothesis, that until now was no more than folklore, that this is the “Kursi” mentioned in the New Testament as one of the sites where Jesus performed his miracles
18-Dec-2015 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Effects of Exposure of Females to Stress During Adolescence Are Transmitted Not Only to Children but Also to Grandchildren

“Our studies suggest that there are processes, unrelated to maternal care, that can explain how information is transmitted from generation to generation,” said Dr. Inna Gaisler-Salomon of the University of Haifa, who conducted the study
3-Dec-2015 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bonobos Documented for First Time Using Ancient Pre-Agricultural Tools, Breaking Bones, and Using Spears as Attack Weapons


Itai Roffman of the University of Haifa documented groups of bonobos performing complex actions to extract food – a characteristic that has hitherto been regarded as an exclusive evolutionary advantage of archaic pre-humans
30-Nov-2015 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

How Does Our Brain Form Creative and Original Ideas?

A new study by Dr. Naama Mayseless and Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory from the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa attempted to crack the connection between brain activity and creativity. The results shed a new, perhaps unexpected light,...
19-Nov-2015 2:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

More “Global” Individuals Contribute Less

A new study by Dr. Eitan Adres of the University of Haifa found that the more individuals perceive themselves as “citizens of the world,” the less likely they are to contribute to collective public goods and the more likely to hitch a “free...
8-Oct-2015 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Migrant Crisis in Europe According to U of Haifa's Prof. Arnon Soffer

3-Sep-2015 5:05 AM EDT

New Medusa Provides Evidence for Changes Taking Place in the Mediterranean Sea


28-Jun-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Empathy Is Related to Sexual Orientation

The study, led by Professor Simone Shamay-Tsoory of the University of Haifa found that, in addition to gender, differences in empathy between people is related to sexual preference and, therefore, this orientation is important when assessing...
14-May-2015 7:05 AM EDT

The IDF Has Killed Hezbollah Fighters in Syria Yesterday, Sources Say. We Offer Excellent Experts That Can Relate to the Event

19-Jan-2015 3:00 AM EST

Where Is Israel's Natural Gas Sector Is Heading To?

Prof. Brenda Shaffer, an expert on international oil and natural gas polices, claims that Israel’s natural gas and electricity sectors suffer from the government’s extreme free market approach.
24-Dec-2014 8:40 AM EST

"Globally, Expensive Natural Gas Production Projects Are Encountering Commercial Difficulties. No One Is Looking for an Additional One"

24-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

Internet Campaign to Release the Kidnapped Teens Goes Viral All Over the World


University of Haifa's Ambassador Online program are the ones behind the #Bring Back Our Boys campaign.
22-Jun-2014 2:00 AM EDT

University of Haifa to Award Eight Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa Degrees at the 42nd BOG Meeting

The University of Haifa will award eight Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa degrees to: Frederik Willem de Klerk, Lady Irene Hatter, Dr. Ernest Strauss, Prof. Stefan Reif , Chaim Topol , Prof. Julia Kristeva, Uri Lubrani and Prof. Celso Lafer, in...
22-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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