Register for updates

 
 

Medicine & Health
RSS Feed
TAU Professors Awarded Inaugural Prize for Groundbreaking Innovation in Cancer Treatment
Friday, November 07, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Profs. Dan Peer and Rimona Margalit selected among top Israeli inventors for Untold News Awards

Prof. Dan Peer
Prof. Dan Peer

Prof. Rimona Margalit
Prof. Rimona Margalit

Tel Aviv University's Prof. Dan Peer of the Department of Cell Research and Immunology and Prof. Rimona Margalit of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will be awarded $10,000 for their groundbreaking development in cancer treatment at the inaugural Untold News Awards on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Harmonie Club in New York City. Theirs is one of three Israeli inventions to be selected for the award out of a pool of candidates submitted by prestigious Israeli institutions including TAU, Weizmann Institute of Science, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and Hebrew University, amongst others.

An American non-profit, Untold News is dedicated to promoting Israeli inventors and educating Americans on the positive news generated from the State of Israel.

Prof. Peer, who is also Head of Nanomedicine and the Scientific Director of the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at TAU, and Prof. Margalit will be honored for their development of the "cancer bullet." The treatment is an injectable form of patient-friendly chemotherapy that targets only diseased cells. According to Peer, this is the first time nanoparticles are used in clusters instead of individually and has shown little to now side effects in trials.

Winners were selected by a jury of American leaders including Mr. David Schizer, former Dean of Columbia Law School; Dr. Barry Coller, Chief Medical Officer, Rockefeller University; Tony Tether, former Director of DARPA; and Heidi Jacobus, Chariman and CEO of Cybernet Systems. This year's winners also include Israeli professor Shlomo Magdassi and engineer Idan Tobis.

Following their New York appearance, the winners will visit Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC.

A global hub of inventions

Untold News was founded by lifelong New Yorker and former advertising executive Marcella Rosen, who discovered that Israel is home to almost as many start-ups, inventions, and patents as the entirety of the European Union and has attracted twice as much venture capital per capita as the United States. "My mission," says Rosen, "is to help the world understand that Israel is more than a country at war. Our first ever Untold News Awards reception will showcase three amazing inventors and their inventions, whom the jury and I feel will unequivocally make a mark on the worldwide stage."




Latest News

Moderate Decline in Violent Attacks Against Jews, But Attacks Are Becoming More Brutal

European Jews harbor increasingly "grave concerns for their security," annual TAU Kantor Center study reports.

TAU Announces Early-Stage Venture Fund to Invest in Student Innovation

TAU Ventures similar to funds at universities such as MIT, UC Berkeley and Stanford.

How Advanced Nanotechnology Can Improve Cancer Care

TAU, Harvard University researchers discuss untapped potential of targeted nanocarriers to revolutionize cancer therapy.

Antidepressants May Prevent Hospitalization Relapses in Bipolar Depression Patients

Study finds apparent benefits of addition of adjunctive antidepressants to mood stabilizers, TAU researchers say.

Koret Foundation Funds $10 Million Collaborative Initiative between TAU, Stanford University, and UC Berkeley

Grant designed to advance breakthroughs in medical and information technology.

Eastern Mediterranean Summer Will be Two Months Longer by End of 21st Century

Climate changes will cut winter in the region by half, TAU researchers say.

Having a Sibling Makes You More Empathetic, Study Finds

Younger and older siblings uniquely contribute to each other's development of empathy, TAU researchers say.

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Crucial Gait Impairment of Parkinson's Disease Patients

Transcranial direct current therapy positively impacts mobility and executive functions, TAU researchers say.

Search for First Stars Uncovers "Dark Matter"

Discovery offers first direct proof that dark matter exists and that it is made up of low-mass particles, TAU researcher says.

Scientists Discover Critical Molecular Biomarkers of Preeclampsia

Small non-coding RNAs may be used to devise a diagnostic blood test for pregnant women, TAU researchers say.

contentSecondary
c

© 2018 American Friends of Tel Aviv University
39 Broadway, Suite 1510 | New York, NY 10006 | 212.742.9070 | info@aftau.org
Privacy policy | Tel Aviv University