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A New Compound Targets Energy Generation, Thereby Killing Metastatic Cells

Prof. Uri Nir, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, and his team have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets...
17-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Prof. Shlomo Shpiro to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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The International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE) will bestow its Lifetime Achievement Award upon Prof. Shlomo Shpiro, incumbent of the Paterson Chair in Security and Intelligence at Bar-Ilan University's Department of Political...
14-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Aqaba May Survive Global Warming, New Study Finds

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Coral reefs in the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba can resist rising water temperatures. If they survive local pollution, these corals may one day be used to re-seed parts of the world where reefs are dying. The scientists urge governments to protect the...
20-Jul-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Positive Father-Child Relationship Can Moderate Negative Effects of Maternal Depression

A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of...
11-May-2017 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wanting More Self-Control Could Hinder Our Efforts to Exert Self-Control, Study Finds

A new study shows, ironically, that wanting to have more self-control could actually be an obstacle to achieving it. It appears that the mere existence of a desire for self-control undermines one's confidence and brings one to disengage from...
27-Apr-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover a New Type of Memory Effect in Transition Metal Oxides

A new kind of memory effect discovered in two Transition Metal Oxides could carry important repercussions on technology and security. The multi-state nature of the memory effect, whereby more than one piece of information can coexist in the same...
23-Mar-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Bar-Ilan University Scientists Effectively Disrupt Communication Between Parasites That Spread Disease

A new intervention developed by Bar-Ilan University scientists to tamper with parasites' communication system may lead to the development of drugs to treat, and prevent the spread of, devastating diseases such as African sleeping sickness,...
9-Mar-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Create a Nano-Trampoline to Probe Quantum Behavior

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For the first time, scientists have measured quantum criticality by developing a thin membrane suspended in air by very narrow bridges, thereby forming a "nano-trampoline". This enabled specific heat measurements of thin films through a quantum...
20-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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