Archives for January 2016

Children Finally Have Clean Water at School

Thanks to a new system designed by Israeli students, more than 600 kids in a rural Ethiopian village can safely drink and wash during the school day. Volunteers from the Engineers without Borders (EwB) chapter at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology joined up with a rural community in northern Ethiopia to design and build a safe drinking-water system for their … [Read more...]

Israeli Team IDs Proteins Linked To Memory Loss

A new study by University of Haifa scientists has identified activity of brain proteins associated with memory impairments in Alzheimer’s disease, and has also found that “repairing” this activity leads to an improvement in memory. “In the study we found that the nerve cells in the mouse models of Alzheimer’s face a type of metabolic stress. When a cell faces such metabolic … [Read more...]