Medicine & Health News

Treatment for Alzheimer’s disease found effective in preventing inflammation in orthopedic implants

Dental and orthopedic implants are widely used around the world. Common causes for implant failure are the immune response against oral bacteria and titanium particles shed by the implant. These and other phenomena can generate an inflammatory response, activating the osteoclasts (bone resorbing cells), and ultimately leading to osteolysis (destruction of bone tissue) around the… Read More

TAU researchers identify proteins that cause intestinal disease

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have created an artificial intelligence platform that can identify the specific proteins that allow bacteria to infect the intestines. The platform paves the way for the creation of smart drugs that can neutralize the proteins and prevent disease, eliminating the use of antibiotics. Participating in the study, which was… Read More

Optical technology from TAU can make an immediate melanoma diagnosis

An innovative optical technology that can distinguish between different types of the skin cancer melanoma has been developed in the laboratory of Professor Abraham Katzir of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences at Tel Aviv University. The method, which is rapid, non-invasive, and painless, was tried successfully on about one hundred patients… Read More

TAU researchers achieve breakthrough in battle against brain cancer

Groundbreaking research from Tel Aviv University may lead to a significant breakthrough in the battle against deadly brain cancer. TAU researchers have identified a failure in the brain’s immune system that leads to the amplification of cell division and spread of glioblastoma cancer cells. The failure results partially from the secretion of a protein called… Read More

Gaseous ozone found to be effective disinfectant against Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Studies have shown that the Coronavirus remains active on aerosols and surfaces for between several hours and several days, depending on the nature of the surface and environmental conditions. Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers have now demonstrated that gaseous ozone, already used as an antibacterial and antiviral agent in water treatment, effectively sanitizes surfaces against… Read More

New TAU study reveals “Achilles’ heel” of cancer cells

What makes cancer cells different from ordinary cells in our bodies? Can these differences be used to strike at them and paralyze their activity? Cancer researchers have been debating this question since the mid-19th century. A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) shows, for the first time, how an abnormal number of chromosomes (aneuploidy)… Read More

Scientists at TAU develop new gene therapy for deafness

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material “replaces” the genetic defect and enables the cells to continue functioning normally. The scientists were able to prevent the gradual deterioration of hearing in… Read More