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Quantum Tech
22nd November 2017
Improving the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond

Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscopes, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies. Diamonds are made of carbon atoms in a crystalline structure, but if a carbon atom is replaced with another type of atom, this will result in a lattice defect.

3D Printing
1st August 2017
Hybrid nanoparticles enable 3D printing in water

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have developed a new type of photoinitiator for 3D printing in water. These novel nanoparticles could allow for the creation of bio-friendly 3D printed structures, further the development of biomedical accessories and drive progress in traditional industries such as plastics.

6th June 2017
microRNAs could protect the brain from developing epilepsy

On December 16, 1997, hundreds of Japanese children were brought to hospital suffering from epilepsy-like seizures. They all had one thing in common: they had been watching an episode of the Pokemon TV show when their symptoms began. Doctors determined that their symptoms were triggered by five seconds of intensely bright flashing lights on the popular TV program. But why did the lights affect a few hundred children while thousands of other viewe...

10th February 2017
Project could lead to gene-based cancer treatments

A breakthrough in understanding the role of a specific lymphoid cell gene has been achieved thanks to an EU Marie Curie research grant. The findings could lead to new targeted treatments for leukaemia and other types of cancers. The body’s immune system is a true marvel of biological engineering, made up of structures and processes that cooperate to identify and attack viruses, bacteria and parasites while sparing the body itself.

18th January 2017
On-chip sensor detects nanoscale changes in the environment

  Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities.

9th March 2016
Satellites provide missing information on climate change

An international team of scientists led by Prof. Daniel Rosenfeld from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem found a way to measure missing critical information needed to quantify manmade responsibility for climate change. In a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the authors describe a new way to determine both cloud-base updraft speeds and quantify the aerosol particles' ability to create cloud droplets.

2nd March 2016
Scientists 'break the ice' on organ banking

After decades of studies, scientists now believe that a breakthrough in preserving body organs for the purpose of saving lives is close at hand. A heart or lung is kept viable for transplantation for only six hours before deterioration begins. Pancreas or liver would go to waste after 12 hours in storage, and a kidney could be kept outside the body for less than 30 hours. These time constraints pose a tremendous logistical challenge for the proce...

28th January 2016
Smart socks help with diabetic neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage associated with the development of foot ulcers in patients with diabetes. Resulting from anatomical deformation, excessive pressure and poor blood supply, it affects over 130m individuals worldwide. It is also the leading cause of amputation, costing the United States economy alone more than $10bn annually.

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