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TAU study finds “environmentally-friendly” disposable tableware has negative effects on marine animals

A new Tel Aviv University study compares the effects of two types of disposable dishes on the marine environment — regular plastic disposable dishes and more expensive bioplastic disposable dishes certified by various international organizations — and determines that the bioplastic dishes had a similar effect on marine animals as regular plastic dishes. Moreover, the… Read More

TAU professor named one of the first winners of the Schmidt Science Polymath Award

Professor Oded Rechavi of the Neurobiology Department at the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences and the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University has been awarded one of the first two Schmidt Futures Polymath Awards, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt for researchers exhibiting rare interdisciplinarity. Professor Rechavi will… Read More

TAU builds and plans to launch a small satellite into orbit

The TAU-SAT1 nanosatellite, approximately the size of a shoebox, is currently undergoing pre-flight testing at the Japanese space agency JAXA prior to a planned launch by NASA in the first quarter of 2021. TAU-SAT1 was entirely devised, developed, assembled, and tested at Tel Aviv University’s Nanosatellite Center, an interdisciplinary endeavor of the University’s Iby and… Read More

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