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TAU study finds medicinal cannabis oil is effective for treating autism

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have successfully treated autism in animal models with medical cannabis oil. The researchers found that this treatment improves both behavioral and biochemical parameters of autism. The study was led by PhD student Shani Poleg and Professor Daniel Offen of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Felsenstein Medical Research Center, and… Read More

Breakthrough TAU discovery key to reversing ALS

A TAU-led research team has uncovered a core mechanism that causes ALS and succeeded in reversing its effects. While the root cause of ALS remains unknown, the discovery reveals the basic biological mechanism that leads to nerve destruction in the early stages of the incurable disease that afflicts an estimated one out of every 400… Read More

Saving lives with artificial intelligence

A new artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed at Tel Aviv University (TAU) will make it possible to identify patients who are at risk of serious illness as a result of blood infections. The researchers trained the AI program to study the electronic medical records of about 8,000 patients at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital who were… Read More

TAU’s Professor Illana Gozes wins U.S. award for her work in Alzheimer’s research

Tel Aviv University (TAU) Professor Illana Gozes, in collaboration with colleagues from Hong Kong, was named among the winners of the 2021 Healthy Longevity Catalyst Awards, presented by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM), for her contributions at the vanguard of Alzheimer’s research. Professor Gozes, of TAU’s Sagol School of Neuroscience and the Adams… Read More

TAU researchers identify coronavirus proteins that can damage blood vessels

A team of experts led by Tel Aviv University (TAU) has identified five of the 29 proteins in the coronavirus that are responsible for damaging blood vessels. The researchers hope that the identification of these proteins will help develop targeted drugs for COVID-19 that reduce vascular damage. The study was led by Dr. Ben Maoz… Read More

Big ideas in breast cancer research at TAU

Ranked among the top 100 schools in the world in the field of oncology, TAU remains committed to advancing critical research on the most common cancer in women worldwide. To that end, multidisciplinary teams at TAU are endlessly working to improve the understanding of breast cancer so that it may be better prevented, diagnosed, and… Read More

Non-invasive brain stimulation of the elderly may improve mobility

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have found that non-invasive, gentle brain stimulation in older adults can improve their ability to walk or stand while simultaneously carrying out a cognitive task,  a common dual-task situation that can determine their overall functionality. The study was led by Professor Jeffrey Hausdorff of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, the… Read More

The immune system’s double agents

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study examined for the first time the development of a glioblastoma cancerous tumor in animal models with a normal immune system, in order to best simulate the development of the tumor in humans. The findings showed that there are immune system cells that, despite the fact that their primary… Read More