Human nerve cells made from embryonic stem cells infected with the varicella zoster virus, the causative agent of chicken pox and shingles. 
The nerve cells, along with their fine, long processes or axons, appear in red. Genetically engineered for fluorescence, the virus glows green

Bar-Ilan (Israel): Model Mimics How Dormant Infections Caused by Childhood Chicken Pox Can – Decades Later – Trigger the “Rude Awakening” of Shingles

The red, itchy rash caused by varicella-zoster – the virus that causes chickenpox – usually disappears within a week or two. But once infection...

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Stanford, Institut de la Vision de Paris, Bar-Ilan… : Wireless Retinal Implant Could Restore Functional Sight

A paper published on April 27th 2015 in Nature Medicine describes a novel retinal implant.  The new technology, which is based on photodiode activation...

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Bar-Ilan U. and USA: Countries’ Multi-Cultural Pedigree Predicts Modern Norms for Emotional Expression

When you smile, you may think that you’re doing nothing more than sharing a fleeting, emotional moment.  But according to new research, the way...

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A first! Bar-Ilan University Researcher (Israel) First to Observe “God Particle” Analogue in Superconductors

The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson – the “God particle” believed responsible for all the mass in the universe – took place...

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