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Israeli Researchers Create Embryo Stem Cells from Skin Cells

TEL AVIV – Israeli researchers said they have found a way to transform skin cells into the three major stem cell types that comprise early-stage embryos, with the next step being to create whole embryos without the need for sperm or eggs. 

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Archaeologists Find New Dead Sea Cave

Over 60 years after the first excavations at Qumran, researchers from Hebrew University said Wednesday that they identified a twelfth cave near Qumran they believe contained Dead Sea Scrolls until it was plundered in the middle of the 20th century.

Israeli archaeologist Dr. Ofer Sion stands on Byzantine-era paving stones as he excavates the 1,500-year-old street on February 10, 2010 in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. The Israel Antiquities Authority said that the excavations confirm the accuracy of the famous Madaba map, an ancient mosaic map to be found …

Israeli Researchers Find What Bees Can Teach Humans About Dieting

The Jerusalem Post reports: While humans often fail to balance their diets despite expert advice, honeybees are so smart that, according to Hebrew University researchers, they seek out pollen that specifically balances their nutritional deficits and extends their lives. In recent

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U.S. Firms Investing Tens of Millions in Israeli Marijuana

TEL AVIV – American companies are investing in Israeli medical marijuana R&D in an attempt to bring Israel’s extensive cannabis prowess back home, Reuters reported. The Jewish state has already established itself as a pioneer in high-tech and cutting-edge agriculture, and

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Seal Bearing Name Of Judean King Found In Jerusalem

Archaeologists deciphered a seal impression bearing the name of the 8th century BCE biblical King Hezekiah recently found during excavations next to the Old City of Jerusalem, the Hebrew University announced Wednesday. The bulla, a stamp seal impression, was one

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