Science

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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Claire Lomas finishes marathon thanks to Israeli invention

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2012

A paralysed woman has crossed the finish line of the London marathon after walking for 16 days with the help of an Israeli invention.

Claire Lomas, a former semi-professional British horse-rider, was told she would never walk again after an accident in May 2007.

But five years on she has proved her doubters wrong and raised more than £83,000 for spinal research.

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Israel at 64: The might of the bumble bee

By Nathan Jeffay, April 26, 2012

The IDF may soon have a new secret weapon - killer bees.

The US army is funding research by Israeli scientists into ways of conrolling the movements of a range of insects.

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Meet Israel's big noise in the Big Bang experiment

By Simon Round, April 4, 2012

If you have any interest at all in science, a chat with Daniel Zajfman can be pretty instructive. As head of the world-renowned Weizmann Institute in Israel, he is at the forefront of scientific research in his country. During an hour's conversation at his London hotel, topics veer from the origin of the universe to how to make a radio from rotten potatoes.

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Top job for star David

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

A Jewish student from Leeds is to take a year off from his undergraduate degree to be president of Birmingham University's Guild of Students.

David Franklin's election to the union's top job represents an unusual step - sabbatical officers usually only work in roles following their graduation.

The 20-year-old campaigned rigorously for the role and will represent the university's 28,000 stude

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Top job for star David

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

A Jewish student from Leeds is to take a year off from his undergraduate degree to be president of Birmingham University's Guild of Students.

David Franklin's election to the union's top job represents an unusual step - sabbatical officers usually only work in roles following their graduation.

The 20-year-old campaigned rigorously for the role and will represent the university's 28,000 stude

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Israelis find that chocolate cake is good for you

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2012

Israeli scientists have concluded something that many chocaholics already knew – eating chocolate cake is the best way to start the day.

Research by Professor Daniela Jakubowicz of the Wolfson Medical Centre in Holon revealed that breakfasting on a meal high in carbohydrates and protein – but crucially with something sweet as well – helped keep people full throughout the day.

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Careful what you say in front of the pea plant

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2012

An Israeli research team has discovered that plants may be listening in on the conversations around them.

Professor Ariel Novoplansky and his staff at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found that garden pea plants were able to identify and respond to signals given by nearby plants.

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