November 18, 2022

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Essential Ingredients

Fire was used by prehistoric humans to cook food 780,000 years ago, over 600,000 years earlier than previously believed, a new study reports. An international team of researchers including participants from TAU's Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and the Faculty of Medicine analyzed the remains of a carp-like fish found at the Gesher Benot Ya’aqov archaeological site in Israel. The use of fire in cooking has been the subject of scientific discussion for over a century. READ MORE


Fighting Cancer with Exercise

Aerobic exercise can reduce the risk of metastatic cancer by 72%, according to a new study from TAU's Faculty of Medicine. High-intensity exercise increases the glucose (sugar) consumption of internal organs, reducing the availability of energy to the tumor. This is the first study that investigates the impact of exercise on organs like the lungs, liver, and lymph nodes, where metastases usually develop. READ MORE


No Bones About It

Building back bones: Researchers at TAU's Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine have enabled bone regeneration using a newly developed special hydrogel that mimics the bone's natural environment. It also stimulates bone growth while reactivating the immune system to accelerate the healing process. Soon to move to clinical trials, the new technology will enable bone regeneration to correct large bone defects and provides new hope for patients with severe bone loss. READ MORE


Listen Up!

Get the inside scoop from TAU professors and learn about cutting-edge research on a new international podcast, TAU Unbound. Available on Spotify and YouTube, the first episode features Professor Dan Peer, TAU's VP of Research, talking about nanotechnology, Covid-19, and translational medicine with host Ido Aharoni Aronoff, Israel's former consul general in New York. LISTEN HERE



Webinar Briefing and Interview:
The Ukrainian War & Israel's Dilemma

Thursday, December 1, 2022
1:00–2:00 pm Eastern time

Featuring Dr. Sarah-Masha Fainberg, Senior Researcher and Head of the Great Powers Research Program at TAU's Aspire Center for Air and Space Studies. REGISTER HERE

Webinar Conversation:
Walk in Their Shoes

Thursday, December 15, 2022
12 noon–1:00 pm Eastern time

A panel conversation about Tel Aviv University's role in promoting equity and access to higher education for Israelis of Ethiopian descent. REGISTER HERE