May 2,2022
Cannabis & Medical Mushrooms
to treat Pancreatic & Colon Cancer
Dr. Fares Fuad, Head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at University of Haifa’s Department of Human Biology, led a study that discovered anti-cancer efficacy of cannabis when paired with medical mushrooms.

In experiments conducted on a cell model, the botanical drug, which is based on an extract of the Cyathus stratus fungus in conjunction with the cannabinoid extract, killed cancer cells without damaging any healthy cells. It has been selected as the preferred candidate for the development of a drug for pancreatic and colon cancer. The fungus used has been the subject of eight years of testing for anti-cancer efficacy and the treatment showed better anti-cancer results than a variety of other fungi tested.  GOOD NEWS NETWORK
Maladaptive Daydreaming
may be a better
diagnosis than ADHD
Dr. Rinatya Maaravi Hesseg, Head of University of Haifa’s Human Brain and Learning Laboratory, is part of a research team that found Maladaptive Daydreaming (MD) may be a better diagnosis for some than Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

MD is a condition in which people slip into involved highly detailed and realistic daydreams that can last hours at the cost of normal functioning. It has not yet been recognized as a formal psychiatric syndrome.

Dr. Nirit Soffer-Dudek from Ben-Gurion University led the research team.
3D-Printed Reefs Can Help Fight
Coral Reef Devastation
Researchers from University of Haifa, Bar Ilan, Technion and Tel Aviv University, have developed a 3D printing method to preserve coral reefs.

Their innovation is based on the natural structure of coral reefs off the coastal city of Eilat. But the scientists say the model can be adapted to help curb reef devastation plaguing coral ecosystems around the globe.

In a paper recently published in the journal Science of the Total Environment, the scientists describe how the world’s coral reefs are becoming extinct due to many factors, including global warming and accelerated urbanization in coastal areas.
Mapping Whales & Dolphins
in area set for
Oil & Gas Exploration
A joint research project is underway to map the marine mammal population in a little-explored area of Israel’s stretch of the Mediterranean Sea that is set to open for gas and oil exploration.

Collaborating on the research, described as the most comprehensive to date, are scientists from the Morris Kahn Marine Research Station at the Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa, the Greenpeace International Research Unit, and Greenpeace Israel.

Dr. Aviad Scheinin Chief Scientist at University of Haifa’s Morris Khan Marine Research Center, will lead the research, which will combine observation with the use of hydrophones to acoustically identify the mammals.
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