Archive for August, 2011

Aug 24 2011

Heredity helps in coping with stress

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August 11, 2011  Times of India

A new study from the University of Haifa has indicated that rats exposed to stress during early development inherit the effects of that stress to their offspring, largely expressed in behaviour impairments but also characteristics of resilience.

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Aug 24 2011

A new regime in Libya

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August 23, 2011  Kol Israel English

Prof. Gabi Ben-Dor on the developments in Libya: “Assuming that there is going to be a new emerging, a new regime emerging soon, it’’s going to encounter as many problems as the ones that we have seen in Egypt and much worse.”
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Aug 23 2011

New Postdoc Portal is launched

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studentsThe University of Haifa has launched a new Postdoctoral Portal, providing a wealth of information for its postdoctorate candidates. The website is set up to enhance, support, and promote postdoctoral training at the University and to help postdoctoral scholars prepare themselves for successful careers. Continue Reading »

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Aug 23 2011

Egyptian involvement in the Shalit case

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August 15, 2011  Kol Israel English

Dr. Dan Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Center is asked how important the Egyptian mediation effort in the Shalit case is. Dr. Schueftan: “It is important because Egypt lost a lot of its standing in the region, and it needs to prove that they’re still in business.”
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Aug 23 2011

Mahmoud Abbas lining up support

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August 17, 2011  IBA News

Dr. Dan Schueftan is asked whether it is too late to derail Mahmoud Abbas’s efforts lining up support for the declaration of statehood at the UN next month. Dr. Schueftan: “Yes, I think it’s too late and also I don’t think we should over-emphasize the significance of it.”

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Aug 16 2011

Effects of childhood

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Rats exposed to stress during early development inherit the effects of that stress to their offspring, largely expressed in behavior impairments but also characteristics of resilience, shows a new study from the University of Haifa, published in the journal Developmental Psychobiology. Providing environmental enrichment to the future mother rats had a remedial role on some of the negative effects. “The similarities between rats and humans raise the question of whether similar effects might transpire in humans; for example, exposure to war or natural disasters might have heritable effects,” explains Prof. Micah Leshem who headed the study. Continue Reading »

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Aug 16 2011

Diplomatic guests

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A group of twenty students from Berlin and Maastricht (Netherlands) was hosted at the University of Haifa, where they enjoyed the Israeli experience first-hand. The students were guests of the University of Haifa’s Model United Nations club and were very impressed by what they saw. Some even said they would like to study at the University. Continue Reading »

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Aug 16 2011

Developing Israel’s Natural Resources and Protecting the Environment

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Noble Energy Inc. has been operating in Israel since 1998. Bob Bemis, VP of Environment, Health and Safety, presents various regulatory structures implemented throughout the world, Noble’s approach as a global operator, and its particular strategies for deepwater environmental health, safety and risk management in Israel.

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Aug 14 2011

Can UK riots spill over to Israel?

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August 1,, 2011  Ynet

Professor Daniel Gottwein of the Haifa University claims there is a massive difference between the Israeli and British protest. “In Israel it’s a protest of the middle class which views itself as the pillar of society and is struggling for a social agenda,” he said. “In Britain, however, it is members of the lower classes and minorities who protest. They see themselves as society’s rebels and are therefore not part of the rules of the game.”

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Aug 11 2011

Walkabouts’ for the elderly shorten their hospital stays

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August 11, 2011  The Jerusalem Post

If the health system wants to reduce the length of elderly patients’ hospitalization and save money, the simplest way to do so is by encouraging them to walk around the wards. This is the lesson of a new University of Haifa study that found such simple exercise significantly cut the number of days these patients stayed in the hospital.

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