TAU study finds COVID-19 vaccine less effective against the South African variant compared to British variant

Tel Aviv University and Clalit Research Institute researchers have found that the South African variant of the COVID-19 virus is significantly more likely to break through the protective effect of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine compared to the British COVID-19 variant. Researchers say that the exact reduction in effectiveness cannot be accurately assessed from… Read More

COVID-19 vaccinations for breastfeeding mothers may help protect their nursing babies

A new study conducted jointly by Tel Aviv University and the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center–Ichilov found that vaccinating breastfeeding mothers promotes the production of important antibodies in their breast milk, potentially contributing to the protection of their nursing babies. The leading team at TAU included Dr. Yariv Wine and PhD student Aya Kigel from… 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

LED lights found to kill coronavirus: Global first in fight against COVID-19

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have proven that the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs). They believe that the UV-LED technology will soon be available for private and commercial use. This is the first study conducted on the disinfection efficiency of UV-LED irradiation at different wavelengths… Read More

Tel Aviv University researchers develop coronavirus antibody cocktail from blood of COVID-19 patients

Tel Aviv University researchers have isolated and characterized six antibodies derived from the blood of two severely ill coronavirus patients, then demonstrated that combinations of three antibodies at a time act as an effective cocktail against COVID-19. The cocktail provided natural immunity against the disease that possibly extends for several months. The researchers found that the… Read More