General News from Bar-Ilan University

Most of this month’s articles focus on medical news relating to Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine and the Coronavirus, with a few other interesting articles added in.

Project Raphael Brings Improved Health to Disadvantaged Populations

Project Raphael, a novel social incubator for improving health in disadvantaged regions, is the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine’s flagship community initiative, aiming to create academic-community partnerships to define and address the region’s most pressing health needs.

Project Raphael offers local community and health organizations an opportunity to define the most pressing problems in their communities, and to develop creative solutions. Read More

Bar-Ilan University Helps Nazareth Combat Coronavirus

The city of Nazareth has been severely hit by the coronavirus with many of the city’s medical staff testing positive or being put in quarantine after exposure to confirmed patients.

Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine has developed a platform that allows it to fulfill the needs of Nazareth when dealing with the coronavirus, all while teaching and training students. Read More

The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine in Safed is Expanding

The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine at Bar-Ilan University is in the midst of significant renewal and development. The land rights where an old Bezeq telephone company building was situated, a block from the current Azrieli campus in Safed, were purchased by BIU as part of the Faculty’s planned expansion.

An Education Facility, to be constructed on the ruins of the recently-demolished building, will include 5,600 square meters of classrooms, laboratories, a state-of-the-art library, a gym, and an auditorium. Read More

A Quantum Leap in the Drug Development World

Microfluidic chips that simulate human tissue enable us to conduct medical experiments in ways that could not have been even imagined only a few years ago. Two leading Israeli researchers report from the turbulent Israeli front line of the global ‘organ-on-a-chip’ sector. Read More

ILTV Insider Interview with Prof. Chaim Putterman

Prof. Chaim Putterman, Associate Dean for Research at the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, was one of the medical professionals interviewed by ILTV on health care in Israel and how it compares to other systems around the world. Watch the Interview

Students Walk Through Disinfection Tunnels at Bar-Ilan University in Israel

People walk through a disinfection tunnel that sprays sanitation liquid at Bar-Ilan University in the central Israeli city of Ramat Gan amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Sept. 8, 2020. (Photo by Gil Cohen Magen/Xinhua) See More Photos

How to Gauge the Economic and Political Impacts of the UAE Deal

Israel’s deal with the United Arab Emirates affirming full normalization of relations between the two countries has been signed. Before the signing last month, Joshua Teitelbaum of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan was cautious at the time, saying that each side is interpreting the deal differently. Read More

Self-Organized Autonomous Vehicles Can Increase Traffic Flow

Just a small number of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on highways and roads can dramatically increase traffic flow, making it faster, greener, and even safer in the near future, a study from Bar-Ilan University claims. Read More