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AFTAU hosts virtual gala on October 7, 2021, raising funds and awareness for TAU initiatives

On Thursday, October 7, 2021, American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) hosted a virtual gala to support Tel Aviv University’s (TAU) mission to advance the world through innovation, education, and impact. The gala raised over $2 million for three University initiatives including student scholarships, medical research, and the Center for Combatting Pandemics. AFTAU CEO… Read More

Non-invasive brain stimulation of the elderly may improve mobility

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have found that non-invasive, gentle brain stimulation in older adults can improve their ability to walk or stand while simultaneously carrying out a cognitive task,  a common dual-task situation that can determine their overall functionality. The study was led by Professor Jeffrey Hausdorff of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, the… Read More

TAU study reveals the evolutionary reason why women feel colder than men

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) are offering a new evolutionary explanation for the familiar scenario in which women bring a sweater into work, while their male counterparts feel comfortable wearing short sleeves in an air-conditioned office: A built-in evolutionary difference between the heat-sensing systems of the two sexes, related to the reproduction process and… Read More

The immune system’s double agents

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study examined for the first time the development of a glioblastoma cancerous tumor in animal models with a normal immune system, in order to best simulate the development of the tumor in humans. The findings showed that there are immune system cells that, despite the fact that their primary… Read More

Though slow, seahorses can snag prey at exceptional speed

Seahorses are considered particularly poor swimmers. However, despite being relatively slow, they are adept at preying on small, quick-moving animals. Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have succeeded in characterizing the incredible preying capability of seahorses, discovering that they can move their heads up at the remarkable speed of 0.002 seconds. The rapid head movement is… Read More

TAU research exposes the biological basis of empathy

Can mammals other than human beings demonstrate empathy for one another, engage in pro-social behavior, and help others in distress? New Tel Aviv University (TAU) research based on an animal model using rats found that, just as with humans, rats are also split into various groups with different indicators to the point that they come… Read More

“Good” bacteria that eliminate “bad” bacteria

A new technology from Tel Aviv University (TAU) will make it possible to insert “good” bacteria into the body or diverse environments for the purpose of injecting toxins and eliminating “bad” bacteria. Researchers believe that the breakthrough, which can target different kinds of bacteria, may become a biological replacement for antibiotics whose efficacy has been… Read More

TAU discovers new cell interaction that destroys tumors

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have found that certain types of cells in our body’s natural defenses can help destroy malignant tumors. They say that white blood cells called eosinophils fight cancer in two ways: they can destroy the cancer cells directly while recruiting the immune system’s cancer-fighting T-cells. These findings may contribute to the… Read More

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