Bar-Ilan University | President’s Report 2022

43 FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH Notable mentions: The Hill (US), Fox News (US), Şalom (Turkey), Joods (Holland), New York Post, Daily Mail (UK), The Daily Wire (US), Vesti (Russia), DW (Germany), The Media Line, Enlace Judio (Mexico), RP (Poland) Prof. Haim Cohen, director of the Sagol Healthy Human Longevity Center in the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, and his team reported that transgenic mice express high levels of the SIRT6 gene, which promotes the repair of DNA double-strand breaks and is believed to have increased their life expectancy by an average of 30 percent. The research was called “amazing” by U.S. political commentator and media host Ben Shapiro, who boasts nearly eight million followers on Facebook and 3.4 million on Twitter. Cohen’s study was also ranked number three in the “Top 25 Health Sciences Articles for 2021” in Nature Communications, where it was accessed 60,000 times. WHY DOWE GET TIRED? Notable mentions: The Daily Beast, La Razon (Spain), La Repubblica (Italy), Le Monde (France), ISNA (Iran), KIJK Magazine (Holland), Sputnik News (Czech Republic), Tekniikanmaailma (Finland), Science Times (South Korea) Prof. Lior Appelbaumof theMina and EverardGoodman Faculty of Life Sciences and the Gonda (Goldschmied) Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center revealed that the PARP1 protein acts as antennae, signaling to the brain that it’s time to sleep and repair damaged DNA. The study, published in the journal Molecular Cell, also earned a favorable review in the journal Nature. 3 4