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'Toothpaste' helps Israeli kangaroos bounce back to health
Innovative medicinal application developed by Hebrew U. scientists fights gum diseases in kangaroos
Kangaroos living incaptivity all over the world are known to suffer from "lumpy jaw disease", which results in periodontal diseases, severe gingivitis and abscesses which may lead to death in high percentages. However, scientists from [...]

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Srivignesh Sundaresan comes from a farming family of very modest means from Mambaddy, a village in the rural area of Tamil Nadu in India. He and his younger sister went to the village primary and high-schools. Srivignesh continued to Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, where he completed his B.Sc. studies in horticulture.
"60% of India's rural population [...]

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Organic Pollutants in Reclaimed Wastewater and Sludge

Fate in the Agro-Environment and accumulation in Agro-Products
A new project entitled: "Organic Pollutants in Reclaimed Wastewater and Sludge: Fate in the Agro-Environment and accumulation in Agro-Products" has been recently approved for funding by the Israel Ministry of Agriculture. The total fund for this multidisciplinary project is 2,190,000 IS. The project is leaded by group of [...]

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for joint UK-Israel environmental research
Announced by British Foreign Secretary William Hague
Jerusalem, November 4, 2010 – Prof. Jaap van Rijn of the Hebrew University has been selected to receive funding through the Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership (BIRAX) for a joint project focusing on bacterially mediated removal of phosphorus in a non-polluting intensive mariculture [...]

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Scientists demonstrate novel memory and logic device

Protein from poplar trees can be used to greatly reduce size of memory elements and increase the density of computer memory
Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have succeeded in showing how it is possible to greatly expand the memory capacity of future computers through the use of memory units based on [...]

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Jerusalem, June 10, 2010 – A scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has succeeded in producing a replica of human collagen from tobacco plants – an achievement with tremendous commercial implications for use in a variety of human medical procedures.
Natural human type I collagen is [...]

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Dr. Uri Krieger with the hybrid tomato plants (Photo: Dr. Zach Lippman)
Spectacularly increased yields and improved taste have been achieved with hybrid tomato plants by researchers at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the Hebrew University and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), New York.
The researchers have discovered the yield-boosting [...]

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Hebrew University researchers developing 'breakfast of champions'

An organic approach to pest control – releasing super-sexed
(but sterile) male insects to mate with their lady friends

Jerusalem – An improved method for sustainable pest control using “super-sexed” but sterile male insects to copulate with female ones is being developed by agricultural researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The scientists thus hope to offer [...]

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President Peres praises research to feed the world

President Peres praises Hebrew University's research to feed the world
during visit to Robert H. Smith Agriculture Faculty
Details about some of Israel’s most recent and innovative achievements in agriculture were presented to Israeli President Shimon Peres during his visit at the end of last week to the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and [...]

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Hebrew University researcher wins Krill Prize for excellence

Dr. Masha Niv, a senior lecturer in the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been awarded a Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research for 2010. The prize is worth $10,000.
Dr. Niv joined the university in [...]

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