A study done in Israel finds that even minor head injury that went unremarked can expose the brain to infection.
Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor at the Haaretz-TheMarker English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
For everyday use, sanitizers are a poor replacement for soap and water, and even come with surprising health risks.
Israeli researchers paired the smell of smoke with that of rotting fish or eggs and wafted it over sleeping smokers. Guess what happened.
A letter to King Sennacherib spells it out laconically: 'No harvest was reaped' in the year 657 BCE.
But the cake goes to New Delhi, which boasts a small-particulate count of 580 micrograms per cubic meter of air today.
Smokers may not realize their habit is reducing crucial fatty acids in the brain, which are associated with pleasure - and addiction, says an Israeli scientist.
Flouting numerous small-scale studies, team finds that autism can't be identified through brain structure.
And discovered minute muscles unique to bats that stiffen that silken wing skin. Now they're elucidating how these weird muscles work.
Neta Gueta of the Zoological Center of Tel Aviv-Ramat Gan invented a mask to stop flies from laying eggs in the eyes of Tanda the white rhino.
Actually it had been discovered some 80 years ago, but nobody realized what it was.