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How Does a Potato Feel?

25 May, 2021

Ever Wonder What A Potato Feels…?

Hebrew U. Develops Bio-Sensor to Detect Early Signs of Plant Stress
and Prevent Crop Failures from Worldwide Climate Changes

In an effort to increase agricultural productivity and limit waste, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment developed a method to detect signs of stress before the plant is damaged.

GCCR COVID-19 Smell and Taste Survey

11 May, 2020

Hello!

The GCCR (GLOBAL CONSORTIUM FOR CHEMOSENSORY RESEARCH) is a group of 600 scientists, clinicians, and patient advocates across 50 countries founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our goal is to collect evidence-based information to combat the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about this study, please contact Masha Niv (masha.niv@mail.huji.ac.il)

Take the Survey

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2019 Diabetes Research Center Annual Meeting

29 March, 2019

Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress have been implicated in the pathology of chronic metabolic diseases associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In the last decade, tremendous progress has been made in understanding the mitochondrial structure, function and their physiology in metabolic syndromes such as diabetes, obesity, stroke, hypertension, liver and heart diseases.

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Chickpeas: Food of the Future

12 June, 2018

Hold the Steak; Chickpeas Are the Food of the Future    

Hummus – a world-famous mashed chickpea dish – is one of the most popular foods in Israel, and one whose true origins are hotly debated across the Middle East. It is said that this foodstuff was first made in Egypt, where there are recipes dating back as far as the 13th century.  Prof. Ram Reifen, a Hebrew University Medical Faculty graduate, pediatrician and an expert in children’s nutrition and digestive diseases, has devoted more than 15 years of research to this field. He created ChickP, a powder comprised of 60% to 90% from which milk- and meat-substitutes will be manufactured, along with high-protein energy snacks, beverages and more.

Faculty Team Wins at iGem

Faculty Team Wins at iGem

4 November, 2018

One year ago, to the week, a group of driven students came to us with a exciting idea- they wanted to represent the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at iGEM- the worlds biggest synthetic biology competition.

After a year of hard work the results are in. Of over 300 teams our students' work was nominated for best software tool, won second place in the environmental project category, and won the best plant synthetic biology award!!

Congratulations to our winners who's achievements have made us very proud.