University of Haifa

The University of Haifa was established in 1963 in Haifa, Israel. Today, the university has approximately 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University of Haifa is noted for academic excellence in a broad spectrum of programs with a multidisciplinary approach. Its range of studies include special courses in evolutionary biology, marine sciences, psychosocial aspects of the Holocaust, energy management, public health, archaeology, philosophy of science, crisis management, and much more. The University has a diverse student population: Jews, Arabs, Druze, new immigrants, army officers and security personnel come together to study, research, socialize, and share knowledge.

Address
 Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
E-mail
press@univ.haifa.ac.il
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The naked mole-rat's secret to staying cancer free

A team of researchers from the University of Rochester (NY) and the University of Haifa discovered the naked mole rat's unique mechanism to staying cancer free- a super sugar called high-molecular-mass Hyaluronan (HMM-HA). ...

Jul 31, 2013
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Male Holocaust survivors have a longer life-expectancy

Male Holocaust survivors have a longer life expectancy compared to those who didn't experience the Holocaust, according to a recent study conducted at the University of Haifa jointly with Leiden University. The results have ...

Jul 31, 2013
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'White' light suppresses the body's production of melatonin

Exposure to the light of white LED bulbs, it turns out, suppresses melatonin 5 times more than exposure to the light of High Pressure Sodium bulbs that give off an orange-yellow light. "Just as there are regulations and standards ...

Sep 12, 2011
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Stress can affect future offspring

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 ...

Aug 16, 2011
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Genetic mutation linked to asbestos exposure

Mice inhabiting an area known for its high concentration of asbestos-contaminated dust, have a higher level of genetic somatic mutations, compared with other regions where asbestos pollution levels are lower. This has been ...

Jun 15, 2011
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