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Aerial view of the 40-megawatt Ketura Solar field. (photo credit:EGE) Israel to boost solar energy production

By: Sharon Udasin The new power is being authorized to ensure that Israel achieves its goals of making 10% of the country’s electricity supply renewable by 2020. According to JPost: Dorit Banet, CEO of the Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative, called the move a significant step toward exploiting Israel’s potential, said solar energy can reach 60% of […]

800px-hiv-budding-color Israeli scientists see breakthrough in AIDS cure

Drug now being tested causes HIV-infected cells to self-destruct without harming the rest of the body HIV and AIDS patients may find new hope in a drug developed at Hebrew University in Jerusalem which is currently being tested at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot. Read more at Times of Israel.

animaux-pelican-1 Israel’s Bird of the Month – November 2016

Drumroll please… Israel’s bird of the month is the Great White Pelican! Why you ask? Fun Fact – the Great White Pelican is the largest bird in the world to migrate across the desert to East Africa. Not to mention, these birds, unfortunately, have mostly vanished from Israel due to fewer and smaller wetlands, over-fishing […]

hcv_em_picture_2 Hebrew U.-led team finds new metabolic way to resist viruses

Shoshanna Solomon, Times of Israel International team of scientists identify possible Achilles heel of infection-causing Hepatitis C Viral infection — from the Hepatitis C virus that affects three percent of the global population and recent outbreaks of the Zika and Ebola viruses — is one of the leading medical challenges of the 21st century. New […]

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Israeli scientists announce possible Alzheimer’s breakthrough

Researchers from Tel Aviv University succeed in altering gene in mice that causes the neuro-degenerative disease Scientists from Tel Aviv University believe they have made a breakthrough that could help treat Alzheimer’s disease, the university said Wednesday. Researchers lead by Professor Daniel M. Michaelson managed to change the nature of the APOE gene in mice, […]

autism Israeli researchers discover genetic evolutionary signature associated to autism

A group of genes central to the development of autism have reportedly been found by a team of scientists at Ben-Gurion University; the discovery may turn out to be a breakthrough in understanding and treating the syndrome. A team of Israeli researchers reportedly discovered a unique evolutionary signature in genes associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder […]