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TAU Awards Honorary Doctorate to Oscar®-Winning Producer Steve Tisch
Philanthropist and filmmaker honored for vision and global influence in cinematic arts and for significant investment in university.
Monday, May 23, 2016


Genetic Testing Proves Bene Israel Community in India Has Jewish Roots
TAU–Cornell collaboration provides insight into unique community whose history is largely unknown.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016


New Study Shows We Are Bad Judges of Friendship
TAU researchers find inability to determine who our real friends are limits our powers of persuasion.
Thursday, May 5, 2016


IDEAS Los Angeles Announces New Interactive Features for June Conference
Second annual conference hosted by AFTAU will include an outdoor demo lab, digital graffiti wall, virtual reality immersion and an international DJ.
Thursday, April 21, 2016


TAU Student Film Wins Applause at Legendary Tribeca Film Festival
BBC calls Ben Hakim's The Operator "compelling."
Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Smartphone Users Are Redefining Privacy in Public Spaces
TAU study highlights how smartphone technology is leading to diminished privacy.
Monday, April 18, 2016


IDEAS Los Angeles Conference Announces Initial Speaker Lineup
Second annual conference to unite global industry leaders from Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv on June 15-16 in Santa Monica.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Handwriting Analysis Provides Clues for Dating of Old Testament Texts
Inscriptions dating to 600 BCE suggest widespread literacy at the time, say TAU researchers.
Monday, April 11, 2016


TAU Uses “Deep Learning” to Assist Overburdened Diagnosticians
Researcher engineers a cutting-edge solution for radiologists and other medical staff.
Monday, April 4, 2016


TAU Study Reveals How Diet Shaped Human Evolution
The Neanderthal rib-cage and pelvis expanded to adapt to a high-protein diet in Ice-Age Europe, researchers say.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Biological Mechanism Passes On Long-term Epigenetic "Memories"
TAU researchers discover the on/off button for inheriting responses to environmental changes.
Monday, March 28, 2016


Cyborg Cardiac Patch May Treat the Diseased Heart
TAU researchers combine electronics with living tissues to create a self-regulating cardiac patch.
Monday, March 14, 2016


Second Annual IDEAS Los Angeles Conference Set for June 2016
AFTAU hosts annual conference uniting global industry leaders from Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Mutated Gene Associated With Colon Cancer Discovered in 18th-Century Hungarian Mummy
TAU finding suggests genetic predisposition to cancer already existed in pre-modern era.
Monday, February 29, 2016


TAU Discovers Extensive Fabric Collection Dating Back to Kings David and Solomon
Textiles found at Timna Valley archaeological dig provide a colorful picture of a complex society.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016


New Therapeutic Pathway May Keep Cancer Cells Turned "Off"
TAU researchers offer proof of concept for new nanomedicine designed to inhibit tumor growth by keeping cancer dormant.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016


New RNA Letter Regulates Gene Expression
TAU, Sheba Medical Center, University of Chicago discovery brings RNA to the fore of epigenetics.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Necessity, the Mother of Participation
TAU researchers find link between maternal satisfaction and involvement of autistic children in daily activities.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Novel Neuroprotective Therapy Found to Enhance Memory
TAU researcher's novel peptide, developed to treat neuroprotective protein deficiencies, reveals significant gender differences.
Thursday, February 11, 2016


Research Discovers Neuroprotective Protein in Blood is Biomarker of Alzheimer's Disease
TAU, Harvard, Technion team suggests a routine blood test can reveal Alzheimer's risk and IQ measurements.
Monday, February 8, 2016


Targeting the Mind/Body Connection in Stress
TAU researchers combine genetic testing and brain imaging to determine vulnerability to stress.
Thursday, February 4, 2016


Turtle Soup, Perchance? Prehistoric Man Had a Penchant for Tortoises
New discovery at TAU excavation reveals tortoises played a role in the diets of early humans 400,000 years ago.
Monday, February 1, 2016


Insulin-like Growth Factor Linked to Hippocampal Hyperactivity in Alzheimer's Disease
TAU researchers find IGF-1 receptor plays critically important role regulating the transfer of information within neural circuits.
Monday, February 1, 2016


How Bats Recognize Their Own "Bat Signals"
TAU researcher discovers a unique mechanism bats use to overcome communication interference in the wild.
Thursday, January 28, 2016


TAU Discovers Genetic Trigger for Asexual Plant Reproduction
Collaboration with Freiburg University reveals regulator that produces moss embryos without cross-fertilization.
Monday, January 25, 2016


Post-term Delivery Raises Risk of Complications and Illness for Newborns
TAU researcher finds infants born past 42 weeks are far more likely to be admitted to neonatal ICU.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016


New Microscopy May Identify Best Sperm Cells
TAU researcher's cutting-edge innovation pinpoints top candidates for assisted reproductive technology.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Smokers Diagnosed with Pneumonia Found to Have Higher Risk of Lung Cancer
TAU study says nearly 10 percent of smokers hospitalized for pneumonia are diagnosed with lung cancer within one year.
Thursday, January 7, 2016


TAU Shines Spotlight on "Mad Men" Creator Matthew Weiner
The Hollywood writer, director and producer receives President's Award 2015 for his achievements in television.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Novel RNA Delivery System May Treat Incurable Blood Cancers
TAU researchers develop unique system to deliver therapy at site of Mantle Cell Lymphoma.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016


"Robot Locust" Can Traverse Rocky Terrain and Assist in Search and Rescue
TAU researcher develops locust-inspired robot capable of jumping twice as high as existing robots of its kind.
Thursday, December 17, 2015


Statement by AFTAU President and CEO About Academic Freedom
Gail Reiss comments on the NWSA vote to join the BDS movement.
Thursday, December 10, 2015


Lack of Sleep Tampers with Your Emotions
TAU study pinpoints neural mechanism responsible for impaired neutrality due to sleep loss.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Mars Vs. Venus? Not So, Says TAU Researcher
Prof. Daphna Joel finds brains cannot be divided into gender-based categories.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Bat Signals: TAU's Yossi Yovel Is Cracking Bat Codes
AFTAU's "Giving Tuesday" campaign invites you to "Adopt-a-Bat" to support scientific research.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015


TAU Discovery May Redefine Traditional Classifications in the Animal Kingdom
Research finds a close cousin of the jellyfish evolved into a microscopic parasite that lives in fish.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015


TAU in the Media

A Genetic Disease In The Family
The Jewish Week reports on how a very personal connection to familial dysautonomia drives a Tel Aviv University scientist's search for a cure.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Gendered Brain
TAU researchers investigate the difference between male and female brains. And takes notice.
Thursday, March 10, 2016

What Israel Tells Us About Affirmative Action and Race
An op-ed by Dr. Sigal Alon of TAU's Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the New York Times.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Weighing in on Vatican's Recognition of Palestine
The Moshe Dayan Center's Prof. Uzi Rabi offers a response in The Jewish Advocate.
Friday, May 22, 2015

On Nakba Day, Pope Francis Gives Palestinians a Symbolic Victory
In Newsweek, former TAU president and Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Prof. Itamar Rabinovich comments on the Pope's meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
Friday, May 15, 2015


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