Medicine & Health News

New TAU study measures resilience of Ukrainian resistance to Russian invasion

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) has found that the national resilience of the citizens of Ukraine, who are currently fighting for their independence, is comparatively very high (4.35) on a scale of 1 to 6. It is in fact significantly higher than the national resilience that characterized Israeli citizens at the height… Read More

TAU research develops technique to inhibit skin cancer metastasis to the brain

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have deciphered a mechanism that enables skin cancer to metastasize to the brain and managed to delay the spread of the disease by 60% to 80% using existing treatments. The study was led by Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro and PhD student Sabina Pozzi of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine. The… Read More

TAU research identifies antibodies that may make coronavirus vaccines unnecessary

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) has demonstrated that antibodies isolated from the immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients are effective in neutralizing all known strains of the virus, including the Delta and the Omicron variants. According to the researchers, this discovery may eliminate the need for repeated booster vaccinations and strengthen… Read More

New method from TAU eradicates brain tumors by starving them of energy

A groundbreaking study at Tel Aviv University (TAU) suggests a new approach that effectively eradicates glioblastoma, a highly lethal type of brain cancer. The researchers achieved the outcome using a method they developed based on their discovery of two critical mechanisms in the brain that support tumor growth and survival: one protects cancer cells from… Read More

Musical tests can detect mental deterioration in old age

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have developed a method that employs musical tests and a portable instrument for measuring brain activity to detect cognitive decline in old age. According to the researchers, the method, which is based on the measurement of 15 minutes of electrical activity in the brain while performing simple musical tasks,… Read More

Bacteria in saliva may indicate post-trauma syndrome in veteran soldiers

A scientific breakthrough from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Haifa University may facilitate speedy, objective, and accurate diagnosis of people suffering from PTSD using saliva samples. As part of the study, the researchers characterized the psychological, social, and medical conditions of about 200 participants while collecting saliva samples from them. The findings show a typical… Read More

CRISPR therapeutics can damage the human genome, TAU researchers warn

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) identifies risks in the use of CRISPR therapeutics, the innovative, Nobel-prize-winning method that involves cleaving and editing DNA, already employed for the treatment of conditions like cancer, liver and intestinal diseases, and genetic syndromes. The researchers detected a loss of genetic material in up to 10% of… Read More