Medicine & Health News

Gaseous ozone found to be effective disinfectant against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Studies have shown that the Coronavirus remains active on aerosols and surfaces for between several hours and several days, depending on the nature of the surface and environmental conditions. Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have now demonstrated that gaseous ozone, already used as an antibacterial and antiviral agent in water treatment, effectively sanitizes surfaces against… Read More

New TAU study reveals “Achilles’ heel” of cancer cells

What makes cancer cells different from ordinary cells in our bodies? Can these differences be used to strike at them and paralyze their activity? Cancer researchers have been debating this question since the mid-19th century. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) shows, for the first time, how an abnormal number of chromosomes (aneuploidy)… Read More

Scientists at TAU develop new gene therapy for deafness

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material “replaces” the genetic defect and enables the cells to continue functioning normally. The scientists were able to prevent the gradual deterioration of hearing in… Read More

Revolutionary CRISPR-based genome editing system treatment destroys cancer cells

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have demonstrated that the CRISPR/Cas9 system is very effective in treating metastatic cancers, a significant step on the way to finding a cure for cancer. The researchers developed a novel lipid nanoparticle-based delivery system that specifically targets cancer cells and destroys them by genetic manipulation. The system, called CRISPR-LNPs,… Read More

Teeth grinding and facial pain increase due to coronavirus stress and anxiety

The stress and anxiety experienced by the general population during Israel’s first lockdown brought about a significant rise in orofacial and jaw pain, as well as jaw-clenching in the daytime and teeth-grinding at night, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU). The research also found that women suffered more from these symptoms… Read More

New genes for human deafness found in Israeli families

Until now, seven genes were known to be involved in hearing loss in Israel’s Jewish population. A new study led by Zippora Brownstein, PhD, and Prof. Karen Avraham from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University has found that 32 genes are responsible for inherited hearing loss in Israeli Jewish families. The researchers… Read More