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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 …

Sweet deal: Israel’s sugar to EU

Europe is suffering from a major sugar shortage, and Israel’s primary sugar mill, Sugat, has been called to the rescue. For the first time since the 1970s, the Kiryat Gat-based Sugat will export 15,000 tons of refined sugar to Italy, …

New $160m Israel-Europe tech fund

Venture capital house Greylock Israel Partners has closed a $160 million fund, Greylock Israel II, from which it will continue to invest in exceptional enterprise and consumer technology companies at all stages of development in Israel and Europe. “Greylock Israel …

New int’l brain research center in Israel

On the opening of the 10th ILSI-Biomed Conference 2011 today, Israeli President Shimon Peres announced the launch of a new international center in Israel set to conduct brain research and to promote the neuro-technology field. Peres said he would set up …

Huge desalination plant to open

Israel’s Finance Ministry has approved funding for the construction of a seawater desalination plant in Sorek, said to be one of the world’s largest such plants.