Medicine & Health News

TAU discovery may help children suffering from Dravet syndrome

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and other institutions have developed an innovative gene therapy that may help children suffering from Dravet syndrome (DS). The severe developmental epilepsy results from a mutation not inherited from the parents but occurring randomly in the fetus in a gene called SCN1A. DS manifests as severe epilepsy that is… Read More

TAU and UCLA researchers use deep-brain stimulation during sleep to improve memory consolidation

A breakthrough study has demonstrated for the first time that long-lasting memories are consolidated in the human brain through communication between the hippocampus and the cerebral cortex during sleep. The researchers also found that by inducing deep-brain stimulation during sleep, they can improve memory consolidation. The unique study, published on June 1, 2023, in the… Read More

New approach to ovarian cancer treatment uses RNA-based nanodrugs

In a study conducted at Tel Aviv University (TAU), the protein CKAP5 (cytoskeleton-associated protein) was used for the first time as a therapeutic target for RNA-based nanodrugs.  After identifying a genetically unstable mutation resistant to both chemotherapy and immunotherapy in the tissues of ovarian cancer, the researchers targeted these cells with lipid nanoparticles containing RNA… Read More

TAU study describes breakthrough in treatment of pain caused by head injury

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have found that dedicated hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is much more effective in reducing pain than the drug treatment for patients suffering from fibromyalgia as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The experiment resulted in the healing of 40% of the patients studied. The comparison was conducted… Read More

Groundbreaking TAU researcher wins prestigious TAU SPARK grant

Dr. Lior Mayo of TAU’s Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research and Sagol School of Neuroscience has been chosen to participate in SPARK TEL AVIV, part of the global SPARK program. The program was created to support academic efforts in translating discoveries into therapeutics that address unmet medical needs. Being chosen for the SPARK… Read More