The use of silver as a means of payment in the Levant began about 500 years earlier than previously thought, a new study has shown. But since silver is not found in the region, the practice required active trade with Turkey to import the precious metal. Archaeological records show that the use of silver pieces […]
Stress, smoking rates rise among hospital workers, even during pandemic lulls, according to new Hebrew University study
They surveyed nearly 1,000 hospital workers between the first and second wave of the coronavirus. Of all the doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, administrative and maintenance workers surveyed, 132 were smokers.
Ice-age remains near the Kinneret show ancient residents thrived as ice melted rather than starving to death
During the Last Glacial Maximum, ice sheets covered much of North America, Northern Europe and Asia, profoundly affecting the Earth’s climate by causing drought, desertification and a large drop in sea levels.
Children in religious Jewish and Muslim families accept parents’ rules more than in secular families, say Hebrew University researchers
Most Jewish parents want to raise their children to be kind, responsible, and honorable people. Parents are expected to feed, clothe and educate their children and encourage them to support themselves.
As producing liposomes that trap and release targeted drugs is expensive and the cost of launching experiments to space has dropped, it could be more efficient and less inexpensive pto roducee them in space if the experiment in the space station is successful.
Tiny electro-mechanical devices are everywhere, but Israeli and Italian researchers found a better way to make better ones
The research is the result of the collaboration doctoral student Ido Cooperstein and Prof. Shlomo Magdassi at HUJI and Stefano Stassi, Carlo Ricciardi, Mauro Tortello and Fabrizio Pirri at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy.
If the medications are found effective in patients, they will probably be useful in overcoming the new, more infections variants, as they target proteins that hardly change between mutations. He and his team scanned 2,839 substances and found the three drugs that were impressive candidates.
Much more must be learned to determine medical and psychological effects of medical cannabis on youngsters, say Hebrew University research
Matok’s next research project is to study the effectד of medical marijuana on young patients, looking specifically at whether it raises their rates of depression, cardiovascular incidents, and involvement in car accidents.
All measures of optimism at ages 85 and 90 were significantly associated with improved five-year survival from age 85 to 90 and 90 to 95, in both unadjusted and adjusted models.
Israeli and French Researchers Uncover Prehistoric Bone with Etchings Believed to be one of the Oldest Evidence of Human Use of Symbols
The researchers were able to detect six similar etchings on one side of the bone, leading them to believe that they were in the possession of something which held symbolic or spiritual significance