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Physicists Negate Century-Old Assumption Regarding Neurons and Brain Activity


Neurons are the basic computational building blocks that compose our brain. According to the neuronal computational scheme used for over a century, each neuron functions as a centralized excitable element. Using new types of experiments on neuronal...
18-Dec-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Brain Researchers Gain Greater Understanding of How We Generate Internal Experiences


Our mental life is rich with an enormous number of internal experiences. We can vividly recall an episode from childhood as well as what we did just five minutes ago. We can imagine and plan in detail our next vacation. How does the brain achieve...
30-Nov-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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


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


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

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