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

TAU scientist awarded U.S. patent for novel coronavirus vaccine design

Researchers worldwide are racing at breakneck speed to develop potential vaccines and drugs to fight the novel coronavirus, SARS-Cov-2. Now, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a patent to Tel Aviv University‘s Prof. Jonathan Gershoni of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology at TAU’s George S. Wise Faculty of… Read More

Milner Foundation donates $3 million to Magen David Adom, TAU and Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

The Milner Foundation, founded by renowned tech investor and science philanthropist Yuri Milner and his wife Julia, has donated $3 million to three Israeli institutions currently leading a “race against the clock” to beat the coronavirus pandemic: Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical response organization, which is launching an innovative project to reduce the… Read More

Israeli universities, hospitals establish joint student volunteer initiative to increase and improve coronavirus testing across Israel

Israeli hospitals and universities, including Tel Aviv University, have joined forces to build an enormous student volunteer base to expand and improve the detection of people infected with novel coronavirus all over Israel. In addition, TAU, together with the Weizmann Institute of Science and other institutes in Israel, has recruited over 600 doctoral students to… Read More