This study conducted at the Tel Aviv University has proven that 99.9% of the COVID-19 virus can be killed cheaply and within 30 seconds by using UV light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
Ultraviolet radiation is a common method of killing bacteria and viruses. Now, researchers from Tel Aviv University have proven that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can be killed efficiently, quickly and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) at specific frequencies.
“We discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light,” said Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University’s School of Mechanical Engineering, who led the study with Prof. Continue Reading »
In collaboration with Dr. Talia Golan’s team at the Cancer Research Center at Sheba Medical Center, a study, led by Prof. Malka Cohen-Armon and her team at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine have successfully eradicated the number of cancerous cells by up to 90% after two weeks of daily injections.
By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN
A new treatment developed by Tel Aviv University could induce the destruction of pancreatic cancer cells, eradicating the number of cancerous cells by up to 90% after two weeks of daily injections of a small molecule known as PJ34.
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Cancerous cells forming a lump in the pancreatic tissue.
A new protocol developed by Tel Aviv University researchers using nanotechnology that proved effective in preventing melanoma tumors in mice could lead to a major breakthrough in the treatment of far more dangerous skin cancers.
By Tsvi Sadan
Nature Nanotechnology published on August 5 a study led by Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and head of the Laboratory for Cancer Research and Nanomedicine at Tel Aviv Universality’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and Prof. Helena Florindo of the University of Lisbon, while on sabbatical at the Satchi-Fainaro lab at Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro – Screenshot: YouTube
Satchi-Fainaro’s research team, which also included Dr. Continue Reading »
All of the students in the new Institute for National Security Studies summer study program already have some security expertise under their belt and are currently earning their masters or doctorate degrees in the field.
By NOA AMOUYAL
An arms deal in the Golan goes awry, leading to the death of a senior Hezbollah official. Now, Hezbollah is out for blood and is mobilized along Israel’s northern border ready to strike. Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the country, Hamas succeeds in implementing a successful tunnel attack which leads to the death of two Israeli soldiers and two of its citizens. Continue Reading »
A conference in New Delhi to mark 25 years since the start of diplomatic relations between Israel & India was originally scheduled to be a one-time event, but was so successful, it will now be held annually.
By Tel Aviv University- Global TAU
To mark 25 years since the beginning of diplomatic relations between Israel and India, Tel Aviv University held two joint academic conferences with Indian institutions this year. The first was held at Mumbai University in Mumbai, and the second with Jindal University, held in the capital of New Delhi.
At the conference in Mumbai a new joint center was announced: the Center for Israel Studies. Continue Reading »
Researchers at Tel Aviv University use multispectral imaging technology were able to read additional letters and words in the existing inscription dating back almost 3,000 years, on one side of the clay, and to their surprise, three “new” lines appeared.
By Ilan Gattegno
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have uncovered a Hebrew inscription on a shard of pottery dating back to the First Temple era (the 11th to 5th centuries BCE) using new multispectral imaging technology, the “Plos One” multidisciplinary scientific journal reported Wednesday.
The inscription discovered on the pottery – Photo Courtesy Tel Aviv University
The shard, discovered decades ago, was believed to have been inscription-free on one side, but the multispectral imaging technology revealed it was used as part of a delivery of supplies to a military unit sent to Tel Arad, west of the Dead Sea. Continue Reading »
The Tel Aviv University researchers’ study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, describe a gene that codes for a particular protein, leading to neurotransmission. As a result, future therapies should be able to halt its progression.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
A recent discovery by researchers at Tel Aviv University may soon change the way Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed and treated.
The study, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, describe a gene that codes for a particular protein that researchers discovered.
The protein then turns off signals that it normally produces.
That process, in turn, blocks the brain from moving brain chemicals in their regular manner, also known as neurotransmission, thereby contributing to Alzheimer’s disease. Continue Reading »
Israeli researchers discover a way to correct the genetic flaw that causes Alzheimer’s.
• Lab mice who were treated with Tel Aviv University’s new therapy, recovered from the illness. Researcher, “We believe our study opens up new directions for the development of effective treatment of Alzheimer’s.”
By Ilan Gattegno
Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a new approach to innovative treatment of Alzheimer’s, providing hope to those with the degenerative disease. They have found a way to correct the flaw in the gene that causes Alzheimer’s. Lab mice treated with the new therapy recovered from the illness.
Researchers Professor Danny Michaelson and doctoral student Anat Bam-Kagan focused on the ApoE4 gene, which is present in 60% of Alzheimer patients. Continue Reading »
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered an “extremely effective way” to prevent the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body in mice by combining gene therapy with chemotherapy and delivering it to the tumor.
By combining gene therapy with chemotherapy and delivering it to a primary tumor site, researchers at Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine have discovered in mice an “extremely effective way” to prevent the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body.Doctor [Illustrative] – Photo: INGIMAGE
One in eight women worldwide contract breast cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Continue Reading »
Tel Aviv University researchers genetically altered algae, allowing the organism to increase its hydrogen output 5 fold, transforming the humble pond slime into a clean fuel source.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
Israeli researchers have transformed humble pond slime into an engine to drive a green energy revolution.
Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his team at Tel Aviv University genetically altered single-celled algae, which naturally emit hydrogen throughout the day, allowing the organism to increase its efficiency to five times its natural ability.
TAU’s Dr. Iftach Yacoby and his algae. – Photo: Tel Aviv University
Hydrogen fuel cells are already being introduced into vehicles, and the new discovery could mean algae becomes a key player in the push for green energies. Continue Reading »
The Qesem Cave, located outside of Rosh HaAyin, was accidentally discovered during road work 16 years ago and has since revealed a wealth of information on early humans, shedding light on the evolution of humanity.
By Asaf Kamer
When work began to widen route 5 outside of Rosh HaAyin 16 years ago, workers discovered something incredible; the opening to a world frozen in time.
Inside Qesem Cave – Photo: Ron Barkai, Tel Aviv University
A powerful controlled explosion designed to demolish a giant limestone boulder blocking the path of the road exposed the entrance to a giant limestone cave which had been sealed for over 200,000 years. Continue Reading »
Researcher led by Tel Aviv University’s Dr. Carmit Levy have discovered the method by which cancer cells inflict themselves on the dermis, now allowing scientists to develop new drugs to cure the disease.
By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOsVICH
The mechanism by which melanoma – the most aggressive and deadly type of skin cancer – spreads through the body has been discovered by Tel Aviv University and German Cancer Research (DKFZ) researchers.
Medical student conducting research – Photo: TAU’s Sackler School of Medicine
The “breakthrough,” just published as the lead article in the journal Nature Cell Biology has raised hope that it will lead to the cancer becoming “nonthreatening and easily curable.” Continue Reading »
Researchers from Tel Aviv University say the smart tissue will be aware of the heart beat and intervene when it’s not functioning properly, providing regular reports to the patient & cardiologist.
Ilan Gattegno and Israel Hayom Staff
In a significant breakthrough, researchers from Tel Aviv University say they have engineered a bionic heart.
A computerized image of the bionic heart engineered by researchers at Tel Aviv University
The heart, comprised of smart tissue transplanted into patients, will be able to monitor and regulate tissue function. The smart tissue will help the heart beat and intervene when it’s not functioning properly, and provide an exact and regular report to the patient and cardiologist. Continue Reading »