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Research demonstrates just how viruses infect us

Viruses sleep with the enemy to help decide whether or not to attack, according to a new study. (Israel21c, 24 March 2024)

First Publication: Discovery of Protein Responsible for Sperm Cell Maturation and Ovum Fertilization

A collaborative study by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Osaka University in Japan reveals a protein with the ability to influence sperm cell development and induce fertilization of eggs in female ovaries. (Maariv, 22 June 2023)

Cancer Research Pioneer Who Paved the Tumor Microenvironment Field to Receive the 2023 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) announced today that Isaac P. Witz, Ph.D., has been selected to receive the 2023 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research  (, 31 May 2023)

New model explains huge variety of sizes of hereditary material in nature

Why is ‘junk DNA’ not deleted from the original genome over millions of years of evolution? (The Jerusalem Post, 24 February 2023)

TAU Prof. Dan Peer appointed as member of American National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE),has announced the appointment of Prof. Dan Peer from TAU as a Member of the Academy, in recognition of his groundbreaking research. (The Jerusalem Post, 20 February 2023)

A new discovery in the DNA replication mechanism in yeast

The researchers believe they have identified all the functions performed by the ELG1 gene (Hayadan, 13 February 2023)

Professor Ehud Gazit Elected Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors

Prof. Gazit is one of the most prolific inventors in the Israeli academy and has been granted over a hundred patents. (The Jerusalem Post, 15 January 2023)

Why is 'Junk DNA' Not Deleted from the Genome?

TAU's Researchers: 'Junk DNA' hides in functional regions, where there is concern that its deletion could affect the original DNA (Ynet, 10 January 2023)

Scientists Discover 100,000 Viruses Never Seen Before

The experts also uncovered genes that have never been seen before in any RNA virus and had only previously been detected in DNA viruses or cellular life. (Newsweek, 30 December 2022)

A professor from Tel Aviv University chosen as a fellow in the National Academy of Inventors in the United States

Professor Ehud Gazit, who holds over a hundred patents and has led the transfer of technologies to companies in Israel and worldwide, is selected for the title of Fellow - considered the highest recognition given to inventors from the academy (Ynet, 22 December 2022)

Genetic research reveals: This is how the 'antenna' of yeast operates

The significance of the research, conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University, lies in the fact that yeast cells simulate human cells. The researchers estimate that with the help of these new findings, it will be possible to understand more complex mechanisms in the human body (Ynet, 15 December 2022)

Israel develops cutting edge medication technology

The research was led by doctoral student Itai Katzir and supervised by Dr. Ayala Lampel from TAU’s Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research at the Wise Faculty of Life Sciences (The Jerusalem Post, 13 December 2022)

Unprecedented Discovery: Over 100,000 Viral Species Unveiled, Previously Unknown to Science

The discovery is expected to assist in advancing the development of pesticides against various bacteria, fungi, and pests (N12, 01 December 2022)

Brain tumors vanish in mice after Israeli study finds and destroys ‘power source’

Work starting on human drug after researchers discover specific brain cells are giving glioblastoma tumors energy and, when removed, tumors wither (The Times of Israel, 1 September 2022)

Brain cancer in mice eradicated in groundbreaking Israeli study

A groundbreaking cancer study at Tel Aviv University found a way to eradicate a deadly type of brain cancer in mice (The Jerusalem Post, 1 September 2022)

'My advice for entrepreneurs? Follow your heart!'

Tamar Uriel-Beeri, managing editor of, interviews Vlad Shmunis, founder and head of Ring Central, the US-based communication provider, in a fascinating and frank discussion focusing on the assistance he provides to Tel Aviv University and his advice for newcomers to technology and other fields (The Jerusalem Post, 15 August 2022)

To Kill Or Not To Kill – How Viruses Make Informed Decisions

Understanding their behavior could aid the search for alternatives to antibiotics, says Professor Avigdor Eldar from Tel Aviv University (, 03 July 2022)

A breakthrough in dermatology for protection against solar radiation

The pigment that protects us from the sun is now created for the first time under laboratory conditions by researchers from Tel Aviv University(Maariv, 28 June 2022)


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