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It Takes Global Collaboration to Sequence a 6,000-year-old Seed

New Historian - Posted By: Ginger Perales  Posted date: July 22, 2016 For the first time, researchers have successfully sequenced the genome (the entire set of genes in a cell) of 6,000-year-old Chalcolithic barley seeds, the oldest plant genome ever reconstructed..
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BIU is taking an active role in promoting Haredi higher education

Enrollment is surging in Haredi academic programs designed to ease integration into the Israeli workplace. But the dropout rate is huge. This was one of the revelations at the recent conference sponsored by BIU's Haredi campus that drew some 100.
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Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis for Heart Attacks

Since joining BIU's School of Engineering in 2014, Dr. Amos Danielli is exploring new medical applications for the novel technology he developed, which can help shorten diagnosis time for heart patients. Each year, millions of people visit emergency rooms in hospitals.
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Think Less, Think Better

Excerpts from: Gray Matter - NYT, By MOSHE BAR JUNE 17, 2016

Recently, I discovered how much we overlook, not just about the world, but also about the full potential of our inner life, when our mind is cluttered. In a.
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NASA Hopes to Reach Mars by 2030s, With Israel’s Help

by Menachem Rephun, Jewish Political Updates

Portrait, Charles F. Bolden, Jr., Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Washington, DC, July 29, 2009.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
NASA hopes to reach Mars in the 2030s, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, adding that.
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“The Arab world is a mess for at least the next 20-25 years,”

David Irvine AO, Chairman of the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute, presents a gift to Bar-Ilan University President Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz.
"The Arab world is a mess for at least the next 20-25 years," predicted Prof. Efraim Inbar, Director of.
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Good Neighbors: When Israeli and Lebanese Communities Helped Each Other

Noa Shpigel, Haaretz Correspondant - May 19, 2016 Did some south Lebanese residents really speak Yiddish? And did Jewish mothers actually ask Lebanese women to nurse their babies? Unlikely tales from northern Israel about an era when coexistence was possible. To many.
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Italian and Israeli physicists confer at Bar-Ilan University

Jerusalem Post April 13, 2016 Italian Ambassador to Israel Francesco M. Talò expressed opposition to academic boycotts against Israel and called for the strengthening of scientific cooperation between the two countries, in an address to a conference of senior Italian and.
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