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Google awards competitive grant to TAU for COVID-19 research

Google.org, a Google fund aimed at supporting data based solutions for some of humanity‚Äôs greatest challenges, has awarded a competitive grant to Tel Aviv University for high-impact research employing Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to combat COVID-19. This step is one of many taken by Google in its ongoing effort to contribute to the… Read More

TAU study confirms widespread literacy in biblical-period kingdom of Judah

Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have analyzed 18 ancient texts dating back to around 600 BCE from the Tel Arad military post using state-of-the-art image processing, machine learning technologies, and the expertise of a senior handwriting examiner. They have concluded that the texts were written by no fewer than 12 authors, suggesting that many… Read More

3M awards philanthropic grant to TAU for COVID-19 vaccine research

Science-based technology company 3M has awarded a significant philanthropic research grant of $400,000 to the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research at Tel Aviv University (TAU) to advance scientific knowledge in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant from 3M, which has its Israel operations in Herzliya, forms part of a $5… Read More

New nanosystem from TAU enhances treatment for melanoma in animal models

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro of TAU’s Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Sackler School of Medicine, have developed an innovative nanotechnological drug delivery system that significantly enhances the effectiveness of treatment for the aggressive skin cancer melanoma. The nanocarrier is a biocompatible and biodegradable polymer, which comprises repeating… Read More

TAU inaugurates the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research

On Wednesday, August 12, Tel Aviv University celebrated the inauguration of the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research. The new School, which belongs to the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences, will be funded with a generous gift from the Shmunis family, enabling a leap in groundbreaking research. At the Shmunis School, researchers… Read More

Kantor Center urges Facebook to adopt international definition of antisemitism to fight online prejudice

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University has joined 125 international organizations, both Jewish and non-Jewish, that published a joint call to Facebook on August 10, 2020. They urged Facebook to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism in order to fight online prejudice…. Read More

TAU scientists successfully reduce metastatic spread following tumor removal surgery

A research group from Tel Aviv University (TAU) successfully reduced metastatic spread following tumor removal surgery in colorectal cancer patients. Using a short medication treatment around the time of the surgery, the researchers were able to reduce body stress responses and physiological inflammation during this critical period, preventing the development of metastases in the years… Read More