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Moshe Dayan Center signs Memorandum of Understanding with TRENDS Research & Advisory Center in Abu Dhabi

The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University (MDC) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TRENDS Research and Advisory Center (TRENDS) in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. The agreement between MDC and TRENDS seeks to enhance academic and analytical research and cooperation between the centers in mutual interest areas, such… Read More

Global First: Center for Combating Pandemics

Despite tens of millions of cases worldwide and rising, SARS-Cov-2, the new coronavirus also referred to as COVID-19, remains largely misunderstood. The scientific and medical communities still do not know the causes – or long-term effects – of the killer virus’s wide range of symptoms. As more and more countries, including Israel, experience a second… Read More

Tel Aviv University researchers develop coronavirus antibody cocktail from blood of COVID-19 patients

Tel Aviv University researchers have isolated and characterized six antibodies derived from the blood of two severely ill coronavirus patients, then demonstrated that combinations of three antibodies at a time act as an effective cocktail against COVID-19. The cocktail provided natural immunity against the disease that possibly extends for several months. The researchers found that the… Read More

6,500-year-old copper workshop uncovered in the Negev Desert’s Beer Sheva

A new study by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority indicates that a workshop for smelting copper ore once operated in the Neveh Noy neighborhood of Beer Sheva, the capital of the Negev Desert. The study, conducted over several years, began in 2017 in Beer Sheva when the workshop was first uncovered during… Read More

New genes for human deafness found in Israeli families

Until now, seven genes were known to be involved in hearing loss in Israel’s Jewish population. A new study led by Zippora Brownstein, PhD, and Prof. Karen Avraham from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University has found that 32 genes are responsible for inherited hearing loss in Israeli Jewish families. The researchers… Read More

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’s 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