Israelis among top scientists of 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

Scientific American magazine this month listed Israeli researchers as having produced two of the 50 most significant scientific breakthroughs of 2007.

Included in the special edition of the magazine were Tel Aviv University researches Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob and Dr. Itay Baruchi, who managed create a type of organic memory chip using brain stem nerve cells from rats. The development was seen as a major step forward in the quest to create artificial intelligence.

Also listed was Tel Aviv University Prof. Beka Solomon, who over the last year made notable strides in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

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