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Barclays to open in Israel

The Board of Directors of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange recently approved the inclusion of Barclays for Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) membership, bringing the number of foreign TASE members to six. Earlier, Barclays received the Bank of Israel’s approval …

Dead Sea could treat diabetes

The Dead Sea has long been known as a natural treatment for skin, rheumatic and respiratory diseases. A new study by researchers from the health sciences faculty of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva …

Facebook app tracks infectious diseases

Tel Aviv University scientists are looking to the social network community for help in tracking infectious diseases. Dr. Gal Almogy and Prof. Nir Ben-Tal of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at TAU’s George S. Wise Faculty of Life …

TAU: Cure behavior with sports

It has long been known that physical education teaches children about fitness and encourages them to live a healthy lifestyle. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has statistical evidence that sports participation is also beneficial to a child’s cognitive, emotional …

Tawkon raises $1.5 million

Israeli startup Tawkon, behind the application that lets you see how much radiation you’re exposed to from your mobile device, has secured $1.5 million seed funding. Backers include thetime, an investment company owned by Ilan Shiloah, chairman of McCann Erickson …

Why HIV rates are on the rise

After a decade of declining numbers, scientists across the globe have been looking for answers as to why HIV infection rates began to rise again around 2000. A new study from Tel Aviv University has yielded a disturbing explanation. By …

Google Related made in Israel

Google Israel was behind Google Related, the new toolbar feature that has received favorable reviews since its launch earlier this month. Google Related pops up a toolbar along the bottom of the screen, which provides information about related websites information, …

‘The next Jewish star’

‘The next Jewish star’

Forget American Idol, a new song contest star will be crowned tomorrow in Ramat Hasharon – and people from around the world will be watching. It’s the Hallelujah global song contest for Jews and the grand finale is near. The …

Hollywood’s Jon Voight visits terror victims

Hollywood actor Jon Voight, the father of A-list star Angelina Jolie, was in Israel this week to show his support for the State. A longtime supporter of Israel, Voight headed south to Soroka Hospital in Beersheva to visit victims of …

‘Wired’ highlights Tel Aviv start-ups

Israeli start-up companies are excellent models of leading businesses in their field, according to an article in prominent technology magazine, Wired. In its September 2011 print edition, the award-winning magazine highlights Tel Aviv’s Top 11 start-ups. They are: The Gifts …