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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.