Science

Israel, Britain team up for medical research project

By Jennifer Lipman, October 31, 2011

Britain and Israel are to work together in advancing the field of regenerative medicine.

The two countries will shortly establish a fellowship exchange scheme to encourage collaboration between scientists in a key area of research.

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Swedish boycotters criticised for targeting Israeli scientists

By Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2011

A US human rights organisation has called on a group of Swedish academics who are publicly boycotting Israel to change their minds in the wake of the awarding of a Nobel Prize to an Israeli scientist.

Daniel Shechtman was named this year's Nobel Laureate for Chemistry on Wednesday for his discovery of quasicrystals, a finding that went against established scientific consensus.

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Israel's Nobel Prize winners

By Jennifer Lipman, October 5, 2011

As scientist Daniel Shechtman becomes the tenth Israeli to win a Nobel Prize, we celebrate those who came before him.

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Israeli chemist Shechtman wins Nobel Prize

By Jennifer Lipman, October 5, 2011

An Israeli scientist has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Daniel Shechtman was named as this year's recipient for "for the discovery of quasicrystals" in 1982

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British Technion Society's annual dinner

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2011

Cancer care, research and treatment were the focus of this year’s Ron Arad Lecture hosted by the British Technion Society.

The event, held at the Royal College of Physicians, raised more than £100,000 for the Technion’s cancer research programme.

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The Israeli who can predict the future

By Nathan Jeffay, September 27, 2011

Nobody has a crystal ball that tells them what the next year holds for Jewry, but David Passig has the next best thing - credentials as Israel's leading "futurologist".

He predicted the world economic crash, the flourishing of wireless technology and, almost a decade before 9/11, wrote that humanity should expect a terrorist attack against "a symbol of the world order".

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Israeli team create date rape drug test

By Jennifer Lipman, August 12, 2011

Israeli researchers have found a way to detect when drinks have been spiked with date rape drugs.

The research, carried out by two scientists at Tel Aviv University, involves a sensor which can indicate the presence of drugs including ketamine and rohypnol.

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On this day: The Einstein - Szilárd letter

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2011

Was it a letter that changed the course of history? Albert Einstein's confidential missive to Franklin Roosevelt, penned along with Hungarian Jewish physicist Leó Szilárd and other scientists, called on the US President to support the development of a nuclear weapon.

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Weizmann comes top of science list

By Nathan Jeffay, July 14, 2011

The Weizmann Institute of Science is the best academic institution to work for outside the US, according to Scientist magazine's annual survey of the "best places to work in academia".

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Israeli team track down biblical kosher animals

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

Friday night dinner might never be the same, thanks to researchers at two Israeli universities.

Academics at Haifa and Bar Ilan universities have launched an investigation into the biblical species referred to in the book of Deuteronomy as "clean" or kosher.

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