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People's Choice: Denisovan Research is Breakthrough of the Year

The research, which provided the first anatomical reconstruction of the elusive Denisovans, was conducted by Prof. Liran Carmel (Life Sciences), in collaboration with Prof. Eran Meshorer (ELSC and Life Sciences).

In a recent vote, 49% of the readers of Science online chose this incredible research as 2019's breakthrough of the year.

Read more about it on Science's breakthrough of the year page

MRI Scans of Scientists in Antarctica Show a Shrink in Size

Prof. Hermona Soreq gave an interview (in Hebrew) on the Israeli TV show "Haolam Hayom" (The world today), in Kan 11. In the interview she addressed a new study that was done on scientists coming back from Antarctica, which showed parts of their brain appeared smaller in MRI scans. 

Click on the video to find out what this means, and how this find is related to people living in isolation, like inmates and the elderly.

Men and women need different treatments for mental illness

A research lead by Prof. Hermona Soreq was recently highlighted in an article published in ISRAEL21c, an American online magazine which focuses on technological and scientific advances in Israel.

In this research Prof. Soreq suggests that treatment for mental illness should be different for men and women, this is due to the fact that gene expression and acetylcholine regulation is different in men and women.

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Prof. Catherine Dulac receives the prestigious Ralph W. Gerard Prize

The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences warmly congratulates our steering committee member Prof. Catherine Dulac for receiving the prestigious Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience. The prize is given to leading researchers whose contributions throughout their career have made a significant impact on the field of neuroscience. The Ralph W. Gerard Prize is given to Prof. Dulac for her significant insights into the sensing of pheromones and the control of social behaviors in mammals.