December 2021

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Reversing ALS

A Tel Aviv University (TAU) research group has discovered the biological mechanism causing nerve destruction in the neurodegenerative disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The groundbreaking study suggests that the course of this fatal disease can be delayed and even reversed in its early stages. READ MORE


Get Off the Phone ... When Kids Are in the Room

Parents, pay attention! A new study from TAU's Department of Communication Disorders found that mothers devote only 25% of their attention to their toddlers while using smartphones, a practice which may impair child development. The researchers believe the findings are applicable to fathers as well. READ MORE


Saving Lives with Artificial Intelligence

A new technology development from TAU will make it possible to use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify patients who are at risk of serious illness because of blood infections. The new algorithm can study electronic medical records to flag those with blood infections and rank patients based on their risk of serious disease. With 82% accuracy, the tests have the potential to save many lives. READ MORE

Combating Omicron and Other Pandemics

Since the onset of the pandemic, over 60 researchers at TAU's Center for Combating Pandemics have devoted projects to COVID-19. Dozens of their studies have been published and there are currently 30 ongoing coronavirus studies at the University. To hear from TAU experts and get insight into Omnicron as well as what to expect next: READ MORE


Hats off to TAU alum Allon Bloch, CEO and Co-Founder of K Health, for the company's plan to close the gap in primary health care that plagues millions in the U.S. and provide primary health care 24/7 to ten million more Americans. READ MORE