UH Researcher Finds that Adults and Children Cope With Stress Differently

Young people’s brains cope with stress in a completely different way to adults. This is the conclusion of a study conducted on rats at the University of Haifa. The study found that young rats not only extinguished fear much more rapidly, but that, while in adult rats the plasticity of the prefrontal cortex declined, among young rats a different mechanism actually enhanced...More...

Actress Natalie Portman Hosts Event Honoring Younes & Soraya Nazarian

In an evening that mixed Hollywood glamour with serious intellectual conversation, the UCLA Younes & Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies celebrated its five-year anniversary.The sold-out event welcomed 500 supporters to attend a deeply felt awards ceremony and dinner banquet. The gala raised closed to $900,000 for the center, confirming its vital role as an independent,...More...

More than 50 Guests Attend ASUH Reception In New York City

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Consul General of Israel in New York, delivered a direct and compelling message to the more than 50 guests at an ASUH Reception hosted by real estate leaders Carol and Richard Kalikow in New York City on May 6, 2015. Ambassador Aharoni explained that in this time of so much disinformation about Israel, the story of the...More...

Research Shows That the Person to Whom You Are Attracted Says a lot About Yourself

Regardless of whether an individual is male or female, if he or she is attracted to men, he/she is likely to be more empathetic as compared to individuals (regardless of whether male or female) who are attracted to women.  This finding comes from a new study out of the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa.“People attracted to a particular gender, whether they are heterosexual...More...

UH Researcher, Dr. Shlomo Wagner, Awarded Prestigious $1.3M Grant

Dr. Shlomo Wagner (pictured at left) from the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Haifa who, along with three other research partners from universities in Germany, the USA, and France, has been awarded a prestigious grant. The aim of their study is to decipher the mechanisms in the brain which control the hormone oxytocin - a neurotransmitter responsible for social communication....More...

Do Hospitals Actually Make You Sick?

People expect a hospital to be a place where you become healthier.  This may not be the reality.One in three patients aged 70 and older who are independent in their daily functioning and are hospitalized for illnesses, are discharged from the hospital with a decline in functioning;and around one in two report this functional decline a month after their discharge, according to a new study...More...

New App to Cure ADHD Being Developed By Two University of Haifa Alumni

Aziz Kaddan and Anas Abu Mukh were just 19 years old when they first thought of founding their start-up – an app to treat ADHD in children and adults. They are both young, 21 years old, but the fact that they had nearly all the requisite tools to found the start-up made the decision much easier.The two grew up together in Baqa al-Gharbiya, Israel, near Hadera, and together participated in a...More...