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Smartphones can sniff out life-threatening diseases

Smartphones can sniff out life-threatening diseasesJerusalem : Researchers are developing a new technology that would enable smartphones to screen their users' breath for life-threatening diseases.

A research consortium headed by Professor Hossam Haick of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is developing a product that, when coupled with a smartphone, will be able to screen the user's breath for early detection of diseases.


Tumours grow faster at night

TumoursJerusalem: Nighttime is the right time for cancer to grow and spread in the body, according to a new study which suggests that administering certain treatments in time with the body's day-night cycle may boost their efficiency.

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel investigated the relationships between different receptors in the cell.


Reducing alcoholism relapse by erasing specific memories

Reducing alcoholism relapse by erasing specific memoriesJerusalem, June 25 - Researchers in Israel have found a way to prevent relapse in alcoholism by blocking a molecule that activates memories associated with drinking, therefore reducing the craving for alcohol.

However, the study which began in 2010 has only been tried successfully in rats so far, Xinhua reported.


New device can scan brain diseases

New device can scan brain diseasesJerusalem, Jan 13 - A device that can scan and provide a three-dimensional image of the brain to help treat diseases like Alzheimer's was developed by an Israeli firm.

The non-invasive system, called the BNA, or Brain Network Activation, was developed by ElMindA, reports Xinhua.


TV terrorism coverage causes women to lose psychological resources more than men: Study Home

TV terrorism coverage causes women to lose psychological resources more than men: Study HomeJerusalem, Oct 28 : Exposure to television coverage of terrorism causes women to lose psychological resources much more than men, which leads to negative feelings and moodiness, a study has revealed.

The study by the University of Haifa and soon to be published in Anxiety, Stress & Coping, has examined the differences between men and women in a controlled experiment environment.


Motherhood alters brain functions

Motherhood alters brain functionsJerusalem, Oct 25 - Motherhood causes alterations in brain functions that help mothers locate and communicate with their offspring, especially if they are in distress, says a study by Israeli researchers.

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said the study shows how neural changes in response to odour and sounds help maternal behaviour develop in mothers.


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