Medicine & Health News

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

Google awards competitive grant to TAU for COVID-19 research, a Google fund aimed at supporting data based solutions for some of humanity’s greatest challenges, has awarded a competitive grant to Tel Aviv University for high-impact research employing Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to combat COVID-19. This step is one of many taken by Google in its ongoing effort to contribute to the… Read More

3M awards philanthropic grant to TAU for COVID-19 vaccine research

Science-based technology company 3M has awarded a significant philanthropic research grant of $400,000 to the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research at Tel Aviv University (TAU) to advance scientific knowledge in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant from 3M, which has its Israel operations in Herzliya, forms part of a $5… Read More

New nanosystem from TAU enhances treatment for melanoma in animal models

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro of TAU’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Sackler School of Medicine, have developed an innovative nanotechnological drug delivery system that significantly enhances the effectiveness of treatment for the aggressive skin cancer melanoma. The nanocarrier is a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer, which comprises repeating… Read More

TAU scientists successfully reduce metastatic spread following tumor removal surgery

A research group from Tel Aviv University (TAU) successfully reduced metastatic spread following tumor removal surgery in colorectal cancer patients. Using a short medication treatment around the time of the surgery, the researchers were able to reduce body stress responses and physiological inflammation during this critical period, preventing the development of metastases in the years… Read More

Experimental drug for Alzheimer’s may help children with autism

An extensive international study led by Prof. Illana Gozes of Tel Aviv University‘s Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry found deposits of the tau protein typically found in Alzheimer’s patients in tissues taken from the postmortem brain of a 7-year-old autistic child. The child suffered from the ADNP syndrome, a mutation that causes a… Read More

Immune system treatment to reduce stress prevents cancer metastases

Tel Aviv University researchers have found that the short time period around tumor removal surgery (the weeks before and after surgery) is critical for the prevention of metastases development, which develop when the body is under stress. According to the researchers, patients require immunotherapeutic treatment as well as treatment to reduce inflammation and physical and… Read More