February 2022

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Reversing Paralysis

Professor Tal Dvir and his team have successfully engineered human spinal cord implants for treating paralysis. The team 3D-printed human spinal cord tissue using patient samples and implanted them into lab models, achieving an 80% success rate in restoring the ability to walk. The next stage is to prepare for clinical trials in human patients. READ MORE or WATCH THIS VIDEO


Treating PTSD in Combat Veterans

A team of TAU researchers has developed a new oxygen therapy that successfully alleviates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans. A group of 35 IDF combat veterans involved in the study all reported reduced symptoms and are looking forward to a better future. READ MORE


Plastics, Marine Life, and Toxicity

A new TAU study on the impact of microplastics on a marine environment shows increased toxicity by a factor of ten times, which may lead to a severe impact on human health. Microplastics (particles and microscopic fibers from plastic) are found everywhere and decompose slowly, allowing pollutants to attach to their surface. They may pose a threat to the environment and humans. READ MORE


Join hundreds of TAU friends and global ride ambassadors as we bike together to raise funds for student scholarships! Ride any day between April 3-10, 2022. You choose whether you ride inside, at the gym, or outdoors on the open road.

Follow @cycleforscholarships on Instagram and Facebook for updates and to share your journey. REGISTER to join or donate.


Rethinking Wastewater

Congratulations to TAU alum and AFTAU board member Aaron Tartakovsky and his innovative team at Epic Cleantec for their water solutions and their strengthening of sustainability efforts. WATCH VIDEO


Live from Tel Aviv: Master Class with Maestro Zubin Mehta

Sunday, February 27, 2022
7:30 a.m. EST

The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music presents a Master Class of Maestro Zubin Mehta with the School's Symphony Orchestra. Broadcast live from Israel on YouTube and available to watch at

2022 Dan David Award Prize Announcement

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
11:00 a.m. EST

The Dan David Prize is the largest history prize in the world, with an annual purse of $3m. It recognizes outstanding scholars in the historical disciplines. $300k of prize money will fund a program for international and Israeli postdoctoral fellows at TAU. READ MORE about the Prize and WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS on March 1.

Antisemitism Online: What Can Be Done?

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
12:00 noon–1:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Harel Chorev, Head of the Middle Eastern Network Analysis Desk at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University, will discuss the rise of online antisemitism and how the digital universe is being used by purveyors of hate who exploit technology to threaten Jews globally.