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Bar-Ilan University researchers produce “laboratory testicles”

Dr. Nitzan Gonen, a Bar-Ilan University researcher specializing in the process of fetal sex determination, together with research students Aviya Stopel, Cheli Lev and Stav Dahari, has succeeded in creating "laboratory testicles" that may...
19-Feb-2024 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Goodbye spoiled fruits and vegetables, hello fresh produce

At the Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, PhD student Belal Abu Salha developed a process of coating fruits and veggies with edible nanoparticles using sonochemistry, and extended the shelf life of strawberries by 15 days.
15-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Bar-Ilan University study reveals microbiome changes linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by decreased social communication and repetitive behaviors, has long intrigued scientists seeking to unravel its underlying mechanisms.
12-Feb-2024 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Breaking boundaries in quantum photonics: Groundbreaking nanocavities unlock new frontiers in light confinement

In a significant leap forward for quantum nanophotonics, a team of European and Israeli physicists, introduces a new type of polaritonic cavities and redefines the limits of light confinement. This pioneering work, detailed in a study published...
5-Feb-2024 9:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

How can the brain compete with AI?

In an article just published in Physica A, researchers from Bar-Ilan University in Israel show how shallow learning mechanisms can compete with deep learning.
11-Jan-2024 3:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

Breakthrough in the development of a drug for sleeping sickness

Damage to the protein production capacity neutralizes the trypanosome parasite, which causes sleeping sickness. Joint research by Prof.
19-Dec-2023 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Physicists overturn common assumptions regarding brain activity

For the last 75 years a core hypothesis of neuroscience has been that the basic computational element of the brain is the neuronal soma, where the long and ramified dendritic trees are only cables that enable them to collect incoming signals from...
6-Nov-2023 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Find-and-replace genome editing with CRISPR: A promising therapeutic Strategy

CRISPR-Cas9-based genome editing offers hope for treating severe immunodeficiency disorders like SCID, with a novel approach for precise gene replacement, reducing risks and potentially aiding various genetic diseases.
27-Oct-2023 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bar-Ilan University, founded in 1955, is one of Israel's leading institutions of higher education, uniquely combining cutting-ege scientific research with education steeped in Jewish values and social responsibility. From 70 students to close to 19,000, its milestone achievements in the sciences and humanities and all fields of human endeavor have made an indelible imprint on the landscape of the State of Israel. The university has 8 faculties: Jewish Studies, Medicine, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Exact Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These faculties are active partners in Israel's national science and technology initiatives.

Seeking “Impact beyond Excellence”, BIU is in a vibrant transformational period of creating challenge-driven research centers which embrace practical research designed to change and improve the human experience; adopting innovative instructional methods; intensifying global outreach; and broadening its discourse and dialogue throughout the Jewish world and Israel.

A microcosm of Israeli society, BIU's diverse student body includes both secular and religious; Jews and non-Jews; as well as new immigrants and international visitors. Included within the BIU family, as well, are a multi-faceted academic faculty and administrative staff. Their confluence represents a mosaic of the State of Israel, providing a unique atmosphere for open exchange of ideas and embracement of the "other." Diversity is key on the BIU campus, and tolerance and civility our operating code.

At Bar-Ilan our students learn to assume social responsibility and address challenges facing Israel and the Jewish world. They are provided with an opportunity to learn about Jewish heritage, both formally, though our unique core program of basic Jewish studies which enables students to take academic level courses in Bible, Talmud, Jewish philosophy and Jewish history, and informally, through enriching Jewish experiences available on campus. The Ludwig and Erica Jesselson Institute for Advanced Torah Studies affords BIU students with the opportunity to combine intense, high-level Torah scholarship with their diverse academic training.

Serving as a bridge between Israel's diverse sectors, Bar-Ilan University, with its multicultural campus environment, provides a singular forum for free thought and open discussion.

It is the ability to fuse a reverence for Jewish legacy and heritage with the rigors of academic study which makes Bar-Ilan University like no other.


Elana Oberlander
Media Relations Manager





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