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TAU study reveals mechanism linking heart disease to cancer development

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Leviev Cardiothoracic and Vascular Center at the Sheba Medical Center have found a mechanism responsible for increasing the risk of developing cancer among patients with heart disease. They say that small extracellular bubbles, or vesicles (sEVs), that are secreted from the sick heart to heal itself are… Read More

Existing drugs may hinder development of bone metastasis in breast cancer patients

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have developed a new therapeutic strategy based on existing medications to inhibit bone metastasis in breast cancer patients. Using both an animal model and tissue samples from patients in Israel and the US, they demonstrated that a combination of drugs already available on the market can hinder bone metastasis… Read More

Heart patients live longer in a “greener” environment, TAU study finds

In a long-term study, researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found that the survival rate of bypass surgery heart patients who live in greener areas is significantly greater than those whose living environment is devoid of greenery. The study was conducted by PhD student Maya Sadeh under the guidance of Professor Rachel Dankner from the… Read More

Is a virus naughty or nice?

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have deciphered a novel complex decision-making process that helps viruses choose to turn nasty or stay friendly to their bacterial hosts. In a new paper, they describe how viruses co-opt a bacterial immune system intended to combat viruses like themselves during this process. The study was led by Polina… Read More

Sun exposure may have a positive effect on fertility in women aged 30-40

A research team from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer has revealed that, during the summer, women between the ages of 30 and 40 experience increased secretion of a hormone affecting fertility from their ovaries. The phenomenon is suggested to be attributed to heightened exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation… Read More

TAU researchers prevent memory deterioration in Alzheimer’s in an animal model

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have found that suppression of neuronal activity in a small nucleus in a specific area of the thalamus (which regulates sleep states) caused a decrease in pathological activity in the hippocampus, preventing the deterioration of the memory in Alzheimer’s disease in an animal model. The researchers hope that their research… Read More

Some children with sleep disorders wrongly prescribed ADHD medicine, TAU study finds

Researchers at the Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have found a clear correlation between sleep-disordered breathing in children and the prescription of ADHD medication, alongside a variety of other problems. According to the study’s findings, children who suffer from breathing disorders during sleep received ADHD medication at… Read More