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Sunlight enhances romantic passion

  Sun exposure has its benefits, among them: enhancing passion in humans. Researchers in Professor Carmit Levy’s Tel Aviv University (TAU) laboratory have found that exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight increases levels of romantic passion in both genders. The radiation affects the regulation of the endocrine system responsible for the release of sexual hormones…


Ben-Gurion University Researchers Use Seashells to Monitor Pollution

  Photo: A variety of Foraminifera from the sea floor. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers advocate using seashells to monitor currently undetected industrial pollution from factories and desalination plants along the Israeli coastline and worldwide. “We have accurately quantified trace amounts of heavy metal enrichment from desalination plants on the Mediterranean coast of…


Lack of Continuing Research Into Infectious Disease Epidemics Endangers Pandemic Responses

While the volume of research of infectious coronavirus diseases is very high after an outbreak, it drops substantially upon containment, which prevents a full understanding of coronavirus management and prevention, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. In the study published in GigaScience, the researchers developed and analyzed a dataset…