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The Conversation Article: "No Nobel, But Epigenetics Finally Gets The Recognition It Deserves"

The Conversation Article: "No Nobel, But Epigenetics Finally Gets The Recognition It Deserves"

 

Epigentics is the study of how chemical changes caused by our environment can alter our gene expression – without altering DNA structure. Bird, Cedar and Razin have focused their work on how these signals and changes can now be used for therapies and understanding diseases - epigenetics can no longer just be dismissed as an phenomenon.

ISRAEL21c Article: "New Therapy For Brain Cancer?"

ISRAEL21c Article: "New Therapy For Brain Cancer?"

 

An Israeli postdoctoral fellow has identified a genetic protein likely to be involved in the development and spread of glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer in adults.

Jerusalem Post Article: "Two Hebrew University Biochemists Tipped As Likely Nobel Laureates"

Jerusalem Post Article: "Two Hebrew University Biochemists Tipped As Likely Nobel Laureates"

 

World-renowned Hebrew University biochemists Prof. Howard (Chaim) Cedar and emeritus Prof. Aharon Razin were pleased to hear predictions late last week that they would likely win the 2013 Nobel Prize in the fields of medicine or chemistry.

Jerusalem Post Article: "Israeli Researchers Stand Out In Competition For European Grants"

Thirty-two of the 287 major five-year scientific grants by the European Research Council (ERC) to young scientists around the world this year were awarded to Israeli researchers, according to Prof. Shy Arkin, vice president for research and development at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Winnipeg Free Press Article: "Tracking Genetic Signs Of Fetal-Alcohol Disorder"

Dr. Jim Davie

 

Scientists at the University of Manitoba have just won a $1.3-million grant to find the genetic markers for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a brain injury caused by women who drink while pregnant that can condemn a child to a life of behavioural and cognitive problems.

Jewish Post and News Article: "Dr. Brent Schacter Honoured By Canadian Friends Of The Hebrew University"

Dr. Brent Schacter receives his award

 

The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University paid tribute to Dr. Brent Schacter on Monday, April 29th, at the Fairmont Hotel.

Winnipeg Jewish Review Article: "Local Chapter of CFHU Raises Over $150,000 Towards IMRIC In Tribute To Dr. Brent Schacter"

Winnipeg Jewish Review Article: "Local Chapter of CFHU Raises Over $150,000 Towards IMRIC In Tribute To Dr. Brent Schacter"

 

The Winnipeg Chapter of the Hebrew University raised over $150,000 towards the IMRIC Program (the Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada) at a very successful tribute evening for Dr. Brent Schachter at the Fairmont Hotel on April 29, 2013, attended by over 200 people.

Israel21C Article: "Juvenile Diabetes Research Gets Shot In The Arm"

Israel21C Article: "Juvenile Diabetes Research Gets Shot In The Arm"

As a result of a Massachusetts family’s desire to advance both diabetes research and Israeli scientific innovation, five Israeli researchers each will be receiving up to $130,000 per year for up to three years toward investigations into Type 1 diabetes

LA Times Article: "The Mind's Eye Can Learn To See, Even In Those Blind Since Birth Blind See By Hearing"

The Mind's Eye Can Learn To See

The blind have long used other senses -- including touch -- to compensate for their visual impairment. But a new study finds that when images are conveyed as sound, even the congenitally blind can distinguish among objects and their brains respond as if they are seeing.

CJN Article On Hebrew University Researcher Seeking Cure For Mitochondrial Diseases

CJN Article On Hebrew University Researcher Seeking Cure For Mitochondrial Diseases

She introduced her presentation, explaining that she would take the audience through the journey of how she is working to develop a cure, and the process that she must follow in the hopes that she will one day reach human trial.