Sep 18 2014

Israel needs to prepare for the waves of Arab immigrants into its territory that could pose a threat on its existence

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“In a region of collapsing countries that are in states of internal and external war, Israel must prepare for waves of immigrants from Arab countries to its territory, which may endanger its existence,” maintain Prof. Arnon Soffer, who holds the Reuven Chaikin Chair in Geostrategy, University of Haifa, and Dr. Anton Berkovsky, in a new article by the Chair. According to Prof. Soffer and Dr. Berkovsky, waves of immigrants already constitute a real danger to the future of Jordan, and the worst-case scenario would be if ISIS gained control of territories in Jordan and added them to its caphilate. Continue Reading »

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Sep 18 2014

At a Glance No. 36, 2014

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Sep 11 2014

Babies born in the winter start crawling earlier than those born in the summer

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The season of a baby’s birth influences its motor development during its first year of life, a new study by University of Haifa researcher’s shows. Babies born in the winter (between December and May) start crawling earlier compared to babies born in the summer (June-November). Continue Reading »

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Sep 04 2014

Cannabis prevents the negative behavioral and physiological effects of a traumatic event and of its reminders

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Administering synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders. This is according to a new study conducted by Nachshon Korem and Irit Akirav of the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa, which was published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. “The importance of this study is that it contributes to the understanding of the brain basis of the positive effect cannabis has on PTSD and thus supports the necessity to perform human trials to examine potential ways to prevent the development of PTSD and anxiety disorders in response to a traumatic event,” the researchers noted. Continue Reading »

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Aug 25 2014

At a Glance No. 35, 2014

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Aug 24 2014

When a health risk is close to home health care professionals base their positions on vaccines on their own emotions and personal experiences

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When a health risk gets closer to home, health care professionals base their positions on vaccines more on emotions and personal experiences than on scientific and analytical knowledge, according to a new study by the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa. Continue Reading »

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Aug 21 2014

An awl-inspiring find at Tel Tsaf: The oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East

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A copper awl, the oldest metal object found to date in the Middle East, was discovered during the excavations at Tel Tsaf, according to a recent study published by researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the Department of archaeology at the University of Haifa , in conjunction with researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the German Archaeological Institute of Berlin. Continue Reading »

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Aug 21 2014

At a Glance No. 34, 2014

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Aug 14 2014

At a Glance No. 33, 2014

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Aug 07 2014

At a Glance No. 32, 2014

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