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First proof-of-concept demonstrates genetic sex selection in mammals

Certain plants, insects, crustaceans and fish possess the uncanny ability to change the sex of their offspring before they are born. Mammals have never before demonstrated this genetic skill, until now. A new Tel Aviv University study reveals a genetic system in mammals that enables two animals to mate and produce only females. A similar… Read More

2019 Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival looks to the future

The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival — one of the largest and most influential student film festivals in the world, according to CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools — celebrated its 21st edition June 16-22 at the landmark Tel Aviv Cinematheque and other Tel Aviv and Jaffa locations. “This year we… Read More

TAU ranks among world’s top 20 universities for impact of scientific research

The 16th edition of the QS World University Rankings, released this month by higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, revealed that Tel Aviv University has broken into the world’s top 20 universities for “Citations per Faculty,” which measures the impact of research produced by faculty members. Among the six Israeli universities represented in this year’s… Read More

TAU researchers spearhead early detection of Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating neurodegenerative disease, affecting everything from speech, posture and gait to digestion, sleep, impulse control and cognition. Therapies exist that alleviate some symptoms of the disease, but there is still no cure for Parkinson’s, which affects close to one million Americans and 10 million people worldwide. A new Tel Aviv University… Read More

Inauguration of the Ady Seidman Lobby

The late Prof. Ady Seidman (1930-2009), fourth Dean of Tel Aviv University‘s Fleischman Faculty of Engineering and the first chairman of its Electrical Engineering Department, was commemorated during the 2019 Board of Governors meeting with the inauguration of a lobby in his name. His daughter Edith Simchi-Levi and Prof. David Simchi-Levi of MIT supported the… Read More

Breakthrough in laser technology lights the way for improved displays and illumination

Lead-halide perovskites are considered one of the most promising materials for the production of the lasers of the future. A new joint Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) study published in Nature Communications on February 28 demonstrates remarkable continuous lasing action in devices made from perovskites. “In contrast to previous studies… Read More

Major violent attacks against Jews spiked 13% worldwide in 2018

Thirteen Jews were murdered as the result of anti-Semitic attacks in 2018, and the number of other major violent anti-Semitic attacks, including assault, vandalism and arson, spiked 13%, from 342 to 387 incidents worldwide, according to an annual report from Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, published on May… Read More

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