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"Zoo Rabbi" Finds Perfect Fit at Bar-Ilan University to Further His Research on Biblical Animals

Rabbi Natan Slifkin is finishing his dissertation “Rabbinic Encounters with Zoology in the 19th Century”, just published the first volume of The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom, and opened the Biblical Museum of Natural History in Beit Shemesh. Learn more about the "Zoo Rabbi" »



BIU Med School Partnerships Improve Healthcare and Advance Research to Combat Autism and Genetic Diseases

The positive impact that the BIU Medical School is now having on improving healthcare in the Galilee and strengthening medical research worldwide was recently recognized through a major grant by Israel’s Council for High Education and partnership funding by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. Learn more about these healthcare and research partnerships »



Ethiopian Jewry Conference at Dahan Center

Ethiopian traditions in modern times, challenges of integrating into Israeli society, and future opportunities were among the key topics discussed at a recent BIU conference on "Beta Israel"  which brought together a leading Kes (priest) and other prominent members of the community, academicians, and officials from the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption. Learn more about this conference on Ethiopian Jewry and Israeli society »



US Archaeology Volunteers Help Unearth "Goliath Gate"

A large contingent of Americans took part in an historic experience this summer by being part of the volunteer team that discovered the fortifications and entrance gate of the biblical city of Gath of the Philistines, home of Goliath. Read more about Goliath Gate »



Israel’s Leading Scientists at Bar-Ilan Mentor US Undergrads

US undergraduate science majors are participating in the 5th annual Summer Science Research Internship Program which enables participants to gain hands-on experience in emerging scientific fields while being mentored by some of Israel's finest scientists. Read more »



Research Progresses To Prevent Kidney Cancer In Children

An important link between the Lin28 gene and Wilms Tumor has recently been identified by Dr. Achia Urbach, a senior lecturer at BIU’s Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences. Read more »



Lookstein Center's "What's Up Israel" Initiative Seeking to Boost Country’s Relevance for U.S. Students

The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education at BIU and UJA Federation of NY joined forces to present a "What's Up Israel: Consultation" event for Jewish high school educators featuring two of the Jewish world's leading advocates for strengthening Israel-education programs. Read more »



Zalevsky's Inventions: See the World in a Whole New Way

Whether it's creating a bionic contact lens to help the blind see or developing an optical heartbeat monitor, Prof. Zeev Zalevsky enables people to see the world in a whole new way. Zalevsky is one of Israel's most prolific inventors, with more than 50 patents registered in his name. Read more »



Prof. Nir's Research Advances Cancer Treatment

A "trio" of proteins that appear to play a pivotal role in the onset of various cancers has been revealed by Prof. Uri Nir.  Nir is now proceeding to develop novel anti-cancer drugs. Read more »



BIU Engineers Develop Ways to Improve Sight and Hearing

Creative energy, originality and vision have always been at the heart of the research taking place amongst the faculty at the BIU School of Engineering. Two sterling examples of how BIU engineers are improving the quality of life for people around the world are the following breakthrough projects to fight sight and hearing loss. Read more »



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