September 23, 2022

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Slowing Down Cancer

Researchers at TAU have deciphered the mechanism that enables skin cancer to metastasize to the brain and have managed to delay the spread of the disease by 60% to 80% using existing treatments. The study was led by Professor Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, who notes that 90% of all melanoma patients will develop brain cancer. READ MORE


Social Media Struggles

For the first time, an academic study reveals evidence that Facebook is having a negative impact on the mental health of the younger generation. The research focuses on American college students and finds a significant rise in the number of students reporting severe depression and anxiety. READ MORE


Opium Age

A joint TAU study with the Israel Antiquities Authority reveals the ancient use of opium and psychoactive drugs from the 14th century BC. Opium residue was found in ceramic vessels discovered at Tel Yehud in an excavation. The pottery vessels were located in Canaanite graves, apparently having been used in local burial rituals. Researchers say the psychoactive drug was used as an offering for the dead. READ MORE


No More Vaccines?

In groundbreaking COVID-19 research, Dr. Natalia Freund and her team have discovered that vaccines may no longer be necessary in the fight against Coronavirus. The researchers isolated antibodies from the immune system of recovered COVID-19 patients and found that they are effective in neutralizing all known strains of the virus, including the Delta and the Omicron variants. This discovery may eliminate the need for repeated booster vaccinations and strengthen the immune systems of populations at risk. READ MORE



Congratulations to TAU alum Yael Shemer on securing Series A funding for her startup TULU from Regeneration VC, the firm funded by Leonardo DiCaprio. READ MORE


In case you missed it, check out our most recent webinar, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine: Are We There Yet?, featuring Professor Noam Shomron, head of the Functional Genomics Laboratory at TAU's Faculty of Medicine. WATCH