Archive for January, 2011

Jan 31 2011

Israel Shaken as Turbulence Rocks an Ally

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January 30, 2011  New York Times

Dan Schueftan, director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, said thanks to its treaty with Egypt, Israel had reduced its defense expenditure from 23 percent of its gross national product in the 1970s to 9 percent today and made serious cuts in its army.

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Jan 31 2011

Energy saving light bulbs ‘could trigger breast cancer’

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January 31, 2011  The Telegraph

Energy saving light bulbs could result in higher breast cancer rates if used late at night, an academic has claimed. Abraham Haim, a professor of biology at Haifa University in Israel, said that the bluer light that compact flourescent lamps (CFLs) emitted closely mimiced daylight, disrupting the body’s production of the hormone melatonin more than older-style filament bulbs, which cast a yellower light.

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Jan 30 2011

Psychopaths lack empathy just like patients with frontal head injury

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January 26, 2011  Thaindian News, newKerala.com

A University of Haifa study has suggested that people diagnosed as psychopathic have difficulty showing empathy, just like patients who have suffered frontal head injury. “Our findings show that people who have psychopathic symptoms behave as though they are suffering frontal brain damage,” said Simone Shamay-Tsoory, who conducted the study.

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Jan 30 2011

Psychopaths lack empathy just like patients with frontal head injury

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January 26, 2011 sify news

A University of Haifa study has suggested that people diagnosed as psychopathic have difficulty showing empathy, just like patients who have suffered frontal head injury. “Our findings show that people who have psychopathic symptoms behave as though they are suffering frontal brain damage,” said Simone Shamay-Tsoory, who conducted the study.

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Jan 30 2011

Psychopaths’ Lack of Empathy Mimics Brain Injury: Research

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January 28, 2011  U.S. News - HealthDay News

People who have suffered a frontal brain injury have been known to have difficulty showing empathy, and new research shows that people diagnosed as psychopathic also have the same emotional deficiency.The finding suggests that psychopaths may benefit from therapy similar to that used to treat frontal brain injury patients, said the researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel.

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Jan 30 2011

Frontal Lobe Injury Therapy May Benefit Psychopathic Patients

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January 28, 2011  abc News Radio

New research has revealed similarities in emotional deficiencies between people who have suffered frontal brain injuries and people diagnosed as psychopathic, according to HealthDay News. Researchers at the University of Haifa in Israel suggest that therapy used to treat frontal brain injuries could also benefit psychopathic patients.

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Jan 30 2011

Madeline and Eugene Pargh host cocktail reception to support American Society of the University of Haifa

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January 30, 2011  The Boca Raton Tribune

ASUH Executive Director, Fran Ginsburg, welcomed guests and spoke about the internationally renowned work of the University of Haifa researchers and scholars. The university recently escaped damage but there was loss of life during the recent forest fires on Mount Carmel, site of the university campus. The university has launched a $10 million appeal to prevent future loss of life and damage.

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Jan 30 2011

Watching terror coverage psyches you out

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January 28, 2011  Times of India

A new University of Haifa study has suggested that watching TV coverage of terrorist events can lead to deterioration of psychological resources, such as commitment and a sense of success. It may also lead to feeling threatened, which in turn can result in loss of resources and other negative affects.

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Jan 30 2011

Is President Hosni Mubarak’s regime in danger?

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January 26, 2011  Kol Israel English

Dr. Dan Schueftan: “There is a problem in the Arab world, in general, and it reflected in Egypt as well - there is a profound discontent, concerning everything that’s happening in the Arab world, but I don’t expect anything like Tunisia to happen in Egypt.”

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Jan 30 2011

Demolishing the disconnect

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January 28, 2011  Deccan Herald (India)

Prof Michal Yerushalmy, director of the Institute of Research of Alternatives on Education of the University of Haifa, along with her student at III-B, has come up with an ‘open community’ forum that allows teachers to pose queries on mathematics and science, besides issues of learning and teaching, through cellphones or landline phones. The service was launched last week.

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