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Gaseous ozone found to be effective disinfectant against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Studies have shown that the Coronavirus remains active on aerosols and surfaces for between several hours and several days, depending on the nature of the surface and environmental conditions. Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have now demonstrated that gaseous ozone, already used as an antibacterial and antiviral agent in water treatment, effectively sanitizes surfaces against… Read More

Dan David Prize honors Dr. Anthony Fauci for public health leadership

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has been awarded a 2021 Dan David Prize. The internationally renowned prize, headquartered at Tel Aviv University (TAU), annually awards three prizes of $1 million each to globally inspiring individuals and organizations. The Prize honors outstanding contributions that expand knowledge of… Read More

AFTAU earns four-star rating from Charity Navigator for eighth consecutive year

American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) — a nonprofit organization that is the fundraising arm of Tel Aviv University (TAU) in the United States — has been awarded the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized third-party evaluator of charities. AFTAU earned the prestigious recognition for the eighth consecutive year, a… Read More

Global First: Center for Combating Pandemics

Despite tens of millions of cases worldwide and rising, SARS-Cov-2, the new coronavirus also referred to as COVID-19, remains largely misunderstood. The scientific and medical communities still do not know the causes – or long-term effects – of the killer virus’s wide range of symptoms. As more and more countries, including Israel, experience a second… Read More

New TAU study reveals “Achilles’ heel” of cancer cells

What makes cancer cells different from ordinary cells in our bodies? Can these differences be used to strike at them and paralyze their activity? Cancer researchers have been debating this question since the mid-19th century. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) shows, for the first time, how an abnormal number of chromosomes (aneuploidy)… Read More

TAU professor wins prestigious Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in Israel

Professor Yossi Yovel, Associate Professor of Zoology at Tel Aviv University (TAU), is one of three Laureates to be awarded 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel by the Blavatnik Family Foundation, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Professor Yovel was recognized for his work in… Read More