Science

'Drugs Live' scientist hails rare opportunity

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2012

A scientist involved with a television programme featuring public figures taking ecstasy has praised it for offering an "unusual opportunity" for studying the aftereffects of the drug.

Dr Jonathan Roiser, from UCL's Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, is set to appear in the second installment of Channel 4's "Drugs Live: the Ecstasy Trial" programme.

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Israel tests out the ‘brain pacemaker’

By Ben Hartman, September 20, 2012

The Hadassah medical centre is currently testing for use in Israel a procedure they say could offer breakthroughs in treating a litany of disorders, from Parkinson’s disease to depression.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) uses a so-called “brain pacemaker” to send electric pulses into the brain of the patient in a very localised manner.

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Lord Winston praises Israel-Britain research project

By Jennifer Lipman, September 10, 2012

Scientific collaboration between Israel and Britain was given a boost this week after five research projects looking at regenerative medicine were awarded vital funding.

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Chief Rabbi to debate science and faith with Dawkins

By Jennifer Lipman, September 10, 2012

Lord Sacks is to go head to head with one of Britain's most outspoken atheist thinkers at a BBC festival on Wednesday.

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Israeli scientists 'track' ancestors using DNA test

By Nathan Jeffay, August 30, 2012

An Israeli scientist claims to have developed a way of accurately establishing where a person’s parents, grandparents and ancestors hail from by analysing their DNA.

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Scientist says Higgs boson discovery 'just the beginning'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

An Israeli scientist whose efforts led to the discovery of the “God particle” has stressed that the project is far from over.

Technion professor Shlomit Tarem is one of 2,500 physicists from 37 countries who helped build Atlas, the largest of the six particle detector experiments constructed at the Large Hadron Collider at the Cern facility.

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Israeli scientists celebrate Higgs boson success

July 5, 2012

Israeli scientists played a major role in the discovery of Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle” that gives matter mass and holds together the physical fabric of the universe.

Eilam Gross, professor at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, is convenor of one of the two experiments that eventually revealed the particle.

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Israeli scientists create cannabis that doesn't get you high

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 4, 2012

Israeli scientists in a laboratory in the Galilee have reportedly developed a pain-easing strain of marijuana that does not cause psychoactive effects.

The main component in cannabis, which results in the "high" feeling, is known as THC. But Israeli scientists believe they have managed to remove this element for the first time.

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Israeli scientist wins World Food Prize for pioneering work

By Josh Jackman, June 13, 2012

An Israeli inventor was awarded the 2012 World Food Prize on Tuesday, at a ceremony hosted by the US State Department.

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Meet Jeremy Levin, the new head of drugs firm Teva

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Jeremy Levin has a big task on his hands. The former Londoner has moved to Israel to become boss of the country’s largest company.

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