Medicine & Health News

TAU experiment uses CRISPR-Cas to successfully diagnose diseases in space

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers recently conducted a unique experiment in the International Space Station to test genetic diagnosis under microgravity conditions using the CRISPR system, a sort of molecular “search engine.” They proved that CRISPR-Cas  can be used to precisely and reliably identify viruses and bacteria infecting crew members during space missions. The study… Read More

Professor Karen Avraham elected Dean of Tel Aviv University’s medical faculty

Professor Karen Avraham was selected last week as the next Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University (TAU). She is the first woman appointed to the position. Professor Avraham’s tenure begins on September 1, 2022. She previously served as Vice Dean for Pre-Clinical Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine. “Medicine is undergoing… Read More

COVID-19 variants originate in immunocompromised patients, TAU researchers say

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study reveals that many SARS-CoV-2 variants are likely formed in chronic COVID-19 patients who suffer from immunosuppression. The researchers suggest that a weakened antibody response, particular in the lower airways of these chronic patients, may prevent full recovery from the virus and drive the virus to mutate many times… Read More

TAU technology offers single-injection treatment for HIV infection

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) offers a new and unique treatment for AIDS which may be developed into a vaccine or a one-time treatment for patients with HIV. The study examined the engineering of type B white blood cells in the patient’s body to secrete anti-HIV antibodies in response to the virus…. Read More

Technology from TAU will use smart sensors to ensure vaccine safety

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) enables vaccine developers to determine vaccine safety via smart wearable sensors that measure objective physiological parameters. According to the researchers, most clinical trials testing the safety of new vaccines. including COVID-19 vaccines, rely on participants’ subjective reports, which can lead to biased results. In contrast, objective physiological… Read More

TAU researchers develop dietary supplement to provide protection against COVID-19

Experts from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have shown that a new combination of common dietary supplements can provide protection against the COVID-19 virus as well as several common winter illnesses. The study was led by Professor Ehud Gazit, Professor Eran Bacharach, and Professor Daniel Segal of the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research at… Read More