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Experimental drug for Alzheimer’s may help children with autism

An extensive international study led by Prof. Illana Gozes of Tel Aviv University‘s Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry found deposits of the tau protein typically found in Alzheimer’s patients in tissues taken from the postmortem brain of a 7-year-old autistic child. The child suffered from the ADNP syndrome, a mutation that causes a… Read More

Immune system treatment to reduce stress prevents cancer metastases

Tel Aviv University researchers have found that the short time period around tumor removal surgery (the weeks before and after surgery) is critical for the prevention of metastases development, which develop when the body is under stress. According to the researchers, patients require immunotherapeutic treatment as well as treatment to reduce inflammation and physical and… Read More

MRI scans of the brains of 130 mammals, including humans, indicate equal connectivity

Researchers at Tel Aviv University, led by Prof. Yaniv Assaf of the School of Neurobiology, Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Sagol School of Neuroscience and Prof. Yossi Yovel of the School of Zoology, the Sagol School of Neuroscience, and the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, conducted a first-of-its-kind study designed to investigate brain connectivity in… Read More

Novel hyperbaric oxygen therapy protocol can improve cognitive function of healthy older adults

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research at Shamir Medical Center, together with the Sackler School of Medicine and Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University, announced today that a peer-reviewed study has demonstrated for the first time that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can significantly enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older adults…. Read More

Bayer to test new drugs using human heart tissues 3D-printed at TAU

Ramot at Tel Aviv University has signed a collaboration agreement with Bayer to develop and validate a platform for in vitro cardiotoxicity screening, using human heart tissues 3D-printed in Prof. Tal Dvir‘s Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at Tel Aviv University (TAU). Prof. Dvir’s team and Bayer plan to test new medications for… 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