Medicine & Health News

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

TAU researchers develop world’s first mRNA vaccine for deadly bacteria

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) and the Israel Institute for Biological Research have developed an mRNA-based vaccine that is 100% effective against a type of bacteria that is lethal to humans. The study, conducted in an animal model, demonstrated that all treated animals were fully protected against the bacteria. According to… Read More

TAU researchers map genomic risk factors for complex eye disease

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have identified a new genetic risk factor for the complex eye disease Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause for loss of eyesight at an advanced age. For the first time, they identified proteins that play a key role in the development and functioning of the tissue affected by… Read More

People with autism experience pain at a higher intensity, TAU study finds

A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study has found that people with autism experience pain at a higher intensity than the general population and are less adaptable to the sensation. This finding is contrary to the prevalent belief that people with autism are  “indifferent to pain.” The researchers expressed the hope that the findings of… Read More

MRI scans reveal that differences in brain activity can predict political orientation

A first-of-its-kind study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found that the brains of “right-wing” and “left-wing” subjects reacted differently as they watched campaign ads tailored to a specific political point-of-view, even in brain regions involved in vision and hearing. The responses in those regions were unique enough to accurately predict an individual’s political views. The… Read More