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Research Shows How Bacteria Communicate with Each Other, Says Hebrew University’s IMRIC Researcher

Jerusalem, March 1, 2011 – A pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other has been discovered by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the spread of harmful bacteria in the body.

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University Announces 2011 Scopus Award Recipient & Research Collaboration with University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, February 28, 2011 - The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will honour business leader and local philanthropist Joe Bova with the 2011 Scopus Award at a gala dinner at the Winnipeg Convention Centre on Monday, May 16. The Scopus Award is the highest honour conferred by Hebrew University to individuals who demonstrate leadership and involvement with humanitarian causes throughout their careers, and who have excelled in their respective fields. Named for Mount Scopus, where The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s first cornerstones were laid in 1918, this award has come to symbolize the University’s highest ideals. Hebrew University president Menahem Ben Sasson will personally present the award to Mr. Bova.

Hebrew University’s IMRIC Researcher Amir Amedi’s Recently Published Study – The Brain As A Task Machine

February 17, 2011 - The portion of the brain responsible for visual reading doesn't require vision at all, according to a new study in the February 17th Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Brain imaging studies of blind people as they read words in Braille show activity in precisely the same part of the brain that lights up when sighted readers read. The findings challenge the textbook notion that the brain is divided up into regions that are specialized for processing information coming in via one sense or another, the researchers say.