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

COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed unique worldwide wave of anti-Semitism

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University, published a special report, a summary of worldwide anti-Semitic phenomena associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The report relies on hundreds of accounts from different locations around the globe from March-June. The new wave of anti-Semitism includes a range of libels that… Read More

TAU lab identifies two effective antibodies from recovered Coronavirus patients

The race to develop effective antibody-based treatments for COVID-19 is advancing at a rapid pace. Now, a Tel Aviv University laboratory reports it has successfully isolated two antibodies that would neutralize the virus’s ability to infect human cells. The two suitable antibodies were identified in patients recovering from COVID-19, according to Dr. Natalia Freund, who… Read More

TAU student, COVID-19 Sprint invent disposable ventilators to help treat coronavirus patients

Together with COVID-19 Sprint, a technology task force led by Assuta Ashdod Hospital, Rafael Advanced Technology and Weizmann Institute of Science, a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University‘s Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering is helping to develop an inexpensive disposable ventilator specifically tailored to treat COVID-19 patients. It’s called MANSHEMA, is cheap, suitable… Read More