April 2021

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Breakthrough in the Battle Against Brain Cancer

Groundbreaking research from Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro's lab may lead to a breakthrough in the fight against Glioblastoma, the deadliest brain cancer. By activating the brain's immune system against the cancer, the team has found a weak spot that prevents the cancer from spreading. To watch a video and learn about the research, READ MORE

Anti-Semitism During the Pandemic

The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University has published its annual Anti-Semitism Report for 2020, finding that while physical violence was down, there has been a significant increase in desecrations of synagogues and graveyards and intensified anti-Semitism on the web. READ MORE

Virus Variants and Vaccines

A joint study by Tel Aviv University and the Clalit Research Institute found that the South African variant of COVID-19 is more likely to break through the protective effect of two doses of the Pfizer vaccine compared to the British COVID-19 variant. Although this news might cause some concern, the research team has found that the reduction in effectiveness against Coronavirus is not extreme. READ MORE

World Parkinson's Awareness Week

In honor of World Parkinson's Awareness Week, we are proud to share news from ISRAEL21c that recognizes The Aufzien Family Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease as a center of excellence and a leader in Parkinson's research. The Center has more than 40 scientists studying molecular, genetic, physiological, and genetic elements of Parkinson's disease. READ MORE


Innovations in Learning: How Tel Aviv University Is Leading the Way

Thursday, April 22, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time

Featuring Professor Liot Kishon-Rabin, Dean of Innovation in Teaching & Learning and Professor of Communication Disorders. Register here

TAU Talks: From Software Startup to the Superbowl Stage

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 3:00 p.m. Eastern time

A series of fascinating conversations with leading TAU alumni is launched with this conversation featuring Amit Bendov, CEO/Co-Founder of, and TAU alum, in conversation with Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO/Founder of EpicCleantec, TAU alum, and AFTAU Board member. Register here