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TAU study describes breakthrough in treatment of pain caused by head injury

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have found that dedicated hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is much more effective in reducing pain than the drug treatment for patients suffering from fibromyalgia as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The experiment resulted in the healing of 40% of the patients studied. The comparison was conducted… Read More

Groundbreaking TAU researcher wins prestigious TAU SPARK grant

Dr. Lior Mayo of TAU’s Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research and Sagol School of Neuroscience has been chosen to participate in SPARK TEL AVIV, part of the global SPARK program. The program was created to support academic efforts in translating discoveries into therapeutics that address unmet medical needs. Being chosen for the SPARK… Read More

“Super Seaweed” from TAU produces natural health compounds and medicine

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute (IOLR) have succeeded in significantly increasing the ability of seaweed to produce healthy natural materials. Their research findings may serve the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, and nutritional supplement industries. The new methods enhanced the production of bio-active compounds that offer medical benefits… Read More

TAU researchers develop world’s first mRNA vaccine for deadly bacteria

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Israel Institute for Biological Research have developed an mRNA-based vaccine that is 100% effective against a type of bacteria that is lethal to humans. The study, conducted in an animal model, demonstrated that all treated animals were fully protected against the bacteria. According to… Read More

TAU researcher among team that identifies a new family of snakes

A Tel Aviv University (TAU) researcher took part in an extensive international study that identified a new family of snakes, Micrelapidae. According to the study, Micrelaps, small snakes usually with black and yellow rings, diverged from the rest of the evolutionary tree of snakes about 50 million years ago. Only three species, one in the… Read More

TAU research offers explanation for variety of DNA sizes in nature

A new model developed at Tel Aviv University (TAU) offers a possible solution to the scientific question of why neutral sequences, sometimes referred to as “junk DNA,” are not eliminated from the genome of living creatures in nature and continue to exist even millions of years later. The researchers say that junk DNA is often… Read More

Professor Dan Peer appointed to prestigious American National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has announced the appointment of Tel Aviv University (TAU) Professor Dan Peer as Member of the Academy, in recognition of his groundbreaking research to develop unique strategies for delivering RNA molecules. Professor Peer is currently TAU’s Vice President for Research and Development and Head of the Nanomedicine Lab at… Read More

Environmental benefits of food-sharing economies dependent on use of money saved

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev explored the true benefit of digital food sharing economies and found that a significant proportion of the benefit to the environment is offset when the money saved is used for purposes that have a negative environmental impact. The study was led by Tamar… Read More