People

Helping pets in a crisis

Convinced that compassion for animals will positively impact society, Khaya Dinsky tirelessly volunteers for their cause, giving a helping hand in times of trauma. Khaya Dinsky began rescuing dogs and other animals when she first arrived in Israel from New …

The algae that want to conquer the world

An Israeli Ph.D. student’s research into a family of deadly algae may help to make drinking water safer for millions of people and animals. Cyanobacteria algae are proliferating dangerously causing problems to drinking water worldwide. It almost sounds like the …

Following her nose to Italy and back

Tamar Cohen-Zedek traveled to Italy to study veterinary medicine but the aromas of Italian cooking enticed her in an entirely different career direction. Cucina Tamar in Tel Aviv offers Israelis the scents and tastes of Italy. Her nose was happiest …

Grasping the real challenges of the global village

As requests for Israeli know-how multiply across the globe, Haim Divon, head of MASHAV, Israel’s Center for International Cooperation, strives to supply specific solutions. Pragmatist and philosopher, Haim Divon (at the back), head of Israel’s center for international cooperation, Mashav …

Multi-tasking science

Professor Marcelle Machluf juggles her family and research in three groundbreaking fields: Cancer therapy, gene therapy and tissue engineering. In Israel, women have to do everything at once: Marcelle Machluf. On her frequent world travels in pursuit of science, Prof. …

Delivering an educational miracle

With hard work and passion, Karen Tal went from winning over neighborhood bullies to transforming a sub-standard school into an “educational miracle”. Photo by Sharon Bentov. Once in danger of closing, Karen Tal has transformed Bialik-Rogozin into a model school …

A blood-shy, blood cancer warrior

Israeli professor, Varda Shoshan-Barmatz is one of only a few non-North Americans to win a grant from the Leukemia & Lymphona Society to develop antidotes for blood cancers. Prof. Varda Shoshan-Barmatz has developed a peptide that zeroes in on specific …

Fruit fly fluke

An Israeli scientist’s discovery of TRP channels is making waves worldwide, since these proteins are involved in vision; initiating the sensation of pain, temperature and taste; and even in hereditary neurological diseases. After 15 years of researching a mutant fruit …

Akin to a Nobel win

For the first time, an Israeli professor has been awarded the Fields Medal for Mathematics, said to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize, by the International Mathematical Union. Indian President Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil awards the Fields Medal for …