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BGU presents Daughters for Life Awards

Photo by Dani Machlis/BGU BGU President Prof. Rivka Carmi with Safa Abu Hani, Amalya Ze’evi and Ma’ayan Givoni at the Daughter For Life awards ceremony. Ben-Gurion University students Amalya Ze’evi, a third year student in the Department of Politics and …

Why do cancer cells divide so easily?

A study by a multidisciplinary team of Weizmann Institute researchers might help develop new effective approaches to chemotherapy. The researchers tried to answer the many questions surrounding the differences between healthy and cancerous cells. While it is known that numerous …

HU shares prize with Univ. of Kentucky

Research teams at the University of Kentucky and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have won a prestigious $300,000 award from the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) for a new program devoted to transformative science. The BSF defines transformative science as …

United Colors of Tel Aviv

The Italian fashion chain, Benetton, will open its first flagship store in Dizengoff Center in the coming months. According to the Calcalist business newspaper, Israeli franchise owners, businessmen Dubi Shneidman and Eran Weizer, also have plans to open 10 other …

BGU, UM sign academic agreements

BGU President Rivka Carmi and UM President Donna E. Shalala shake hands after signing an agreement of collaboration. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Miami (UM) have signed an agreement to collaborate in areas that include …

Study links rheumatoid arthritis with heart disease

People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are twice as likely as healthy people to have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new Israeli study. The researchers presented the study at the European League Against Rheumatism annual conference in London. …

Largest underground stream discovered

Engineers in Jerusalem have discovered the largest underground water system ever found in Israel. The beneath the surface stream was unearthed near the Jerusalem convention center. It was during excavation work by Israel Railways, that builders hit upon the opening …

World Cup Israeli technology

An Israeli architectural simulation system is being used to help build one of the stadiums for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament that is set to take place in Brazil. Brazilian organizers asked Ziggurat Systems to develop a coordination model …