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Survivability of animal species depends on the number of offspring, TAU researchers say

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) participated in a new international study proposing an amendment to the widely accepted theory on the extinction of animal species, moving the focus from the animal’s body size to its reproductive capacity. The researchers found gaps and incompatibilities between mammals and amphibians in the relation between body size and… Read More

TAU researchers develop artificial gold nanoparticle to improve cancer treatments

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have developed a nanotechnology that can serve as a basis for innovative medical approaches to diagnosing and delivering light-activated drug therapies for cancer patients. The technology transforms a transparent calcite nanoparticle into a sparkling gold-like particle, turning an “invisible” particle into one that is visible despite its very small… Read More

TAU research discovers how “good” viruses can selectively destroy DNA of “bad” bacteria

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) revealed a mechanism through which “good” viruses can attack the genetic systems of “bad” bacteria, destroying them and blocking their reproduction. The researchers demonstrated that the “good” virus (bacteriophage) is able to block the replication mechanism of the bacteria’s DNA without damaging its own. Their discovery reveals… Read More

Sick bats use “social distancing” to prevent the outbreak of epidemics

The Covid-19 pandemic led to expressions like “lockdown,” “isolation,” and “social distancing” becoming part of social conduct all over the world. Now it appears that bats also maintain social distancing, which might help prevent the spread of contagious diseases in their colonies. In a new study published in the Annals of the New York Academy… Read More

Joint Israeli/Emirati water research institute to open in Abu Dhabi

A first-of-its-kind agreement was signed in Abu Dhabi on June 1 to launch a joint Israeli-Emirati Water Research Institute. The institute is being established as part of a strategic commercial collaboration between Watergen, an Israeli water-from-air technology company, and Baynunah, a sister company of Al Dahra Group, an Emirati agriculture group that specializes in food… Read More

After five years, over 450 international organizations have adopted the Working Definition of Antisemitism

A new study from the Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University has revealed that more than 450 leading organizations, including 28 countries, have adopted or endorsed the Working Definition of Antisemitism over the past 5 years. The Definition was formulated and officially adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance… Read More

Professor Neta Ziv appointed Equality and Diversity Commissioner at TAU

Tel Aviv University announced the formation of a new Equality and Diversity Commission to be led by Professor Neta Ziv. The new Commission, which will report directly to the University President, will deal with all aspects of equality and diversity on campus, including gender, Arabs, first-generation university students, people with disabilities, the LGBT community, members… Read More

Treatment for Alzheimer’s disease found effective in preventing inflammation in orthopedic implants

Dental and orthopedic implants are widely used around the world. Common causes for implant failure are the immune response against oral bacteria and titanium particles shed by the implant. These and other phenomena can generate an inflammatory response, activating the osteoclasts (bone resorbing cells), and ultimately leading to osteolysis (destruction of bone tissue) around the… Read More

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