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Plastic additives selectively harm reproduction process of corals, TAU research finds

A new study by Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat finds that plastic additives used during the manufacturing process have species-specific effects that may damage the population structure and biodiversity of coral reefs. The study was led by TAU PhD student Gal Vered of the Interuniversity Institute for… Read More

TAU study faults masculine dominance for medical focus on reproduction instead of women’s health

A new preliminary study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) reveals that most gynecological research focuses on childbirth and reproduction rather than women’s health and wellbeing because of masculine dominance of the gynecological science field. Mapping scientific journals in the category of gynecology and obstetrics, the study found that the majority deal with fertility, pregnancy, fetuses,… Read More

Combination of ultrasound and nanobubbles destroys cancerous tumors, TAU study finds

A new technology developed at Tel Aviv University (TAU) makes it possible to destroy cancerous tumors in a targeted manner, via a combination of ultrasound and the injection of nanobubbles into the bloodstream. According to the research team, this latest technology enables the destruction of the tumor in a non-invasive manner, unlike invasive treatment methods… Read More

TAU study finds aerobic activity can significantly reduce risk of metastatic cancer

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) finds that aerobic exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer by 72%. According to the researchers, intensely aerobic exercise increases the glucose (sugar) consumption of internal organs, reducing the availability of energy to the tumor. The study was led by two researchers from TAU’s Sackler Faculty… Read More

TAU researchers among those finding oldest evidence of the use of fire to cook food

A close analysis of the remains of a carp-like fish found at the Gesher Benot Ya’aqov archaeological site in Israel shows that the fish were cooked roughly 780,000 years ago, a collaborative study that included Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers says. Until now, the earliest evidence of cooking dated to approximately 170,000 years ago. The… Read More

TAU researchers induce bone regeneration with special hydrogel

An innovative technology developed at Tel Aviv University (TAU) will enable bone regeneration to correct large bone defects by means of a special hydrogel. Following successful tests in an animal model, the researchers now plan to move forward to clinical trials. The study was conducted by experts from TAU’s Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of… Read More

New TAU breakthrough may significantly improve breast cancer treatment

A new treatment developed at Tel Aviv University (TAU) may significantly enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients, reducing the risk for lung metastasis following chemotherapy from 52% to only 6%. The study, conducted in an animal model, identified the mechanism that generates a cancer-promoting inflammatory environment in response to chemotherapy. Moreover, the… Read More