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TAU researchers discover why tanning takes time

Beachgoers are familiar with the experience of spending an afternoon in the sun, going home, and noticing that their skin has changed color hours later. A new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study uncovers the science behind the mystery of why the body’s tanning process does not occur immediately after sun exposure, but only after a… Read More

RNA-based drug delivered by nanoparticles destroys most cancer cells in bone marrow

Using an RNA-based drug delivered to multiple myeloma blood cancer cells by targeted lipid nanoparticles, researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) destroyed 90% of the cells under laboratory conditions and 60% of the cells in human tissues. The researchers developed lipid-based nanoparticles, similar to those used in the COVID-19 vaccine, containing RNA molecules that silence… Read More

Bats can tell that air over the urban areas is warmer than air over parks

In a creative collaborative effort between zoologists and geographers from Tel Aviv University (TAU), a new study utilizing bats to map “Urban Heat Islands” in the Gush Dan metropolitan area of Israel reveals that the air over the Ayalon Highway can be up to 5° Celsius (41° Fahrenheit) warmer than the air in Yarkon Park… Read More

TAU researchers succeed in producing highly efficient, low-cost “green” hydrogen

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) have succeeded in producing “green” hydrogen through the use of green electricity. The resulting hydrogen is produced without air pollution and with a high level of efficiency. The new method was developed by doctoral student Itzhak Grinberg and Dr. Oren Ben-Zvi under the guidance of Professor Iftach Yacoby of… Read More

New TAU research advances personalized medicine for infectious diseases

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have identified a method, using experiments and computational tools, to classify two central components of the immune response that operate as a result of severe infectious disease. The discovery provides a doorway to the world of personalized medicine in the field of infectious diseases and the provision of more… Read More