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News and updates about Tel Aviv University

Senior Tel Aviv U. official:

'Shame Netanyahu wasn't on the helicopter that crashed'

Chairman of the Executive Council of Tel Aviv University Eli Gelman refused to erase the message wishing for the Prime Minister's demise, insisting that 'for the amount of damage that Netanyahu is doing to the State of Israel' it was not exaggerated to pray for such a thing.

'Shame Netanyahu wasn't on the helicopter that crashed'

Tel Aviv University:

Anti Anti-Israel protest against students celebrating Nakba Day

Dozens came to protest against students celebrating Nakba Day and wore kaffias. The police separated the two groups. MK Almog Cohen was attacked and called a “Nothing.”

Anti Anti-Israel protest against students celebrating Nakba Day

Annual antisemitism report:

Global antisemitism spikes by dozens of percent points

The report by the ADL and Tel Aviv University notes that while the bulk of the antisemitic incidents followed Oct. 7th, most locations saw a rise in such incidents in the first nine months of the year as well.

Global antisemitism spikes by dozens of percent points

Unprecedented study:

Researchers accurately date findings from First Temple Jerusalem

New carbon-dating research reveals new findings about the age of the city of Jerusalem and the dates of its expansion.

Researchers accurately date findings from First Temple Jerusalem

'Source of inspiration'

Israeli professor eulogizes convicted terrorist

Dr. Anat Matar, a professor of philosophy at Tel Aviv University, praised convicted terrorist Walid Daka, who took part in the abduction and murder of IDF soldier Moshe Tamam in 1986.

Israeli professor eulogizes convicted terrorist

Cancer research:

Existing drugs may hinder bone metastasis development

Over 75% of patients with metastatic breast cancer suffer from bone metastasis. 'By combining two existing drugs we were able to reduce bone metastasis in model animals and improve their survival,' researchers say.

Existing drugs may hinder bone metastasis development

Tel Aviv U professor to staff:

Don't wear 'Bring Them Home' apparel to class

'A shirt with the words, 'Bring them home now,' or, 'Together, we will win,' is a type of statement about the war,' Prof. Sivan Toledo says.

Don't wear 'Bring Them Home' apparel to class

Tel Aviv school sets out to counter Hamas misinformation

A group of students has begun a project to verify and preserve stories of the Hamas invasion to counter misinformation about the attack.

Tel Aviv school sets out to counter Hamas misinformation

Exhibit at Tel Aviv University: United Against Terrorism

Photos of over 1,000 people abducted or killed in Hamas attack displayed on empty seats in Smolarz Auditorium at Tel Aviv University.

Exhibit at Tel Aviv University: United Against Terrorism

Protest sign compares Education Minister to Hitler

A sign at Tel Aviv University leaves the Education Minister shocked and prompts a reply: 'Have you all gone crazy?'

Protest sign compares Education Minister to Hitler

Tel Aviv U to remove Sackler family name from medical school

Tel Aviv University to remove Sackler name from medical school, weeks after family set terms of opioid settlement.

Tel Aviv U to remove Sackler family name from medical school

This Israeli discovery could lead to vaccine against skin cancer

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and Sheba Hospital discover how melanoma changes its environment to support metastasis.

This Israeli discovery could lead to vaccine against skin cancer

OpenAI founder: 'We have a moral duty to develop AI'

Sam Altman, co-founder of OpenAI, addresses some of the concerns surrounding artificial intelligence.

OpenAI founder: 'We have a moral duty to develop AI'

160-year-old butterfly collection returned to Israel

Collection of butterflies from the Land of Israel in the 1860s donated by Oxford University to Tel Aviv University.

160-year-old butterfly collection returned to Israel

Israeli researchers warn deadly epidemic threatens coral reefs

Studies from Tel Aviv University reveal epidemic is killing off a species key to the survival of coral reefs in the Red Sea, Mediterranean.

Israeli researchers warn deadly epidemic threatens coral reefs

Tel Aviv University:

New treatment could offer hope to ovarian cancer patients

Tel Aviv University researchers present new treatment for ovarian cancer using RNA-based nanodrugs, with an 80% survival rate in lab models

New treatment could offer hope to ovarian cancer patients

Arab students hold pro-terror protest at Tel Aviv University

Dozens of Israeli-Arab students laud Islamic Jihad terrorists killed in Jenin, call for new intifada during demonstration at Tel Aviv U.

Arab students hold pro-terror protest at Tel Aviv University

Otzma Yehudit MK grabs PLO flag from student at Tel Aviv U

MK Almog Cohen: We won't allow incitement and the next murder when we haven't even buried our brothers yet.

Otzma Yehudit MK grabs PLO flag from student at Tel Aviv U

Israeli researchers discover 100,000 new types of viruses

Tel Aviv University team identifies some 100,000 new types of viruses, a ninefold increase in the number of RNA viruses known to science.

Israeli researchers discover 100,000 new types of viruses

International team charts first galaxies after the Big Bang

An international team of researchers, including from Tel Aviv University, charts the earliest galaxies in the Universe.

International team charts first galaxies after the Big Bang

Extremist Arab rapper invited to perform at Tel Aviv University

"I can't be anti-Semitic by myself, let's try together," said Tamer Nafar at recent event.

Extremist Arab rapper invited to perform at Tel Aviv University

Oldest evidence of fire used for cooking food found in Israel

International team of researchers find evidence of fire used to cook giant carp at site in prehistoric Israel, 780,000 years ago.

Oldest evidence of fire used for cooking food found in Israel

Protesters in Tel Aviv: 'Mother of the martyr, rejoice'

At a rally in support of Lions' Den terror group held at entrance to the University of Tel Aviv, students chant pro-terror slogans.

Protesters in Tel Aviv: 'Mother of the martyr, rejoice'

An unexpected greeting from an admired Swiss National hero

Graffiti with the name of Knight Adrian von Bubenberg discovered on Mount Zion in Jerusalem.

An unexpected greeting from an admired Swiss National hero

Scientists at Tel Aviv U: 'Breakthrough' in cancer treatment

Researchers have identified a molecule that promises to be more effective than an antibody currently used to treat the disease.

Scientists at Tel Aviv U: 'Breakthrough' in cancer treatment

Can extreme heat make men hungry?

A new study by Tel Aviv University may shine new light on the special effects of sunlight.

Can extreme heat make men hungry?

Israeli researchers solve mystery of glowing coral

Tel Aviv University researchers prove for the first time the purpose of coral reefs' fluorescent glow.

Israeli researchers solve mystery of glowing coral

Israel announces digital Iron Dome

The new head of the National Cyber Directorate explained his department's new project against Iran at Tel Aviv University.

Israel announces digital Iron Dome

Tel Aviv University study:

Where do COVID-19 variants come from?

New Israeli research suggests that immunocompromised patients suffering chronic COVID infections lead to mutated variants.

Where do COVID-19 variants come from?

Israeli institutions suffering due to Roman Abramovich sanctions

Tel Aviv University president privately defended lobbying for oligarch donor Roman Abramovich.

Israeli institutions suffering due to Roman Abramovich sanctions

Israeli study:

Olive trees first domesticated 7,000 years ago

'This is the earliest evidence for cultivation of a fruit tree,' researchers from Tel Aviv University & the Hebrew University say.

Olive trees first domesticated 7,000 years ago

Experimental drug may be able to treat range of rare syndromes

Researchers discover mechanism shared by mutations in different genes associated with autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions.

Experimental drug may be able to treat range of rare syndromes

EU parliament president: Where there is dialogue, there is hope

In first stop on Israel visit, Roberta Metsola pledges to work toward bolstered Israel-EU ties.

EU parliament president: Where there is dialogue, there is hope

Arab students arrested for assaulting Jews at Tel Aviv U

Arab students arrested for assaulting Jewish counter-demonstrators at 'Nakba Day' rally.

Arab students arrested for assaulting Jews at Tel Aviv U

New study issues a warning to women over 50

Women over 50 who snore face an elevated risk of sleep apnea, about 15% of older women are at significant risk of developing sleep apnea.

New study issues a warning to women over 50

Israeli researchers tout 'healthy weapon' against COVID

Peas and Pumpkins to battle coronavirus? Team at Tel Aviv University say supplements based on fruits, vegetables can protect against COVID.

Israeli researchers tout 'healthy weapon' against COVID

New discovery:

The nanodrug that attacks the cancer twice

Researchers from Tel Aviv University prove that a drug delivery system based on lipid nanoparticles can utilize RNA to overcome cancer.

The nanodrug that attacks the cancer twice

Study:

1/4 of children with minor head injury suffer long-term effects

Over a quarter of children discharged from emergency room after mild head injury suffer chronic post-concussion symptoms, study shows.

1/4 of children with minor head injury suffer long-term effects

Tel Aviv University:

Using artificial intelligence to assess studies on consciousness

Israeli neuroscientists reexamine hundreds of contradictory experiments on the connection between neural activity and consciousness.

Using artificial intelligence to assess studies on consciousness

New study:

'Investors may replace charities with social funds'

First-of-its-kind study shows most social investment fund investors didn't contribute to charities, but those who did reduced contributions.

'Investors may replace charities with social funds'

New Tel Aviv University Study:

What was recycling like 500,000 years ago?

First-of-its-kind study at Tel Aviv University finds that prehistoric collectors recycled stone tools to preserve ancestors' memory.

What was recycling like 500,000 years ago?

Tel Aviv University to assist Ukrainian students & researchers

Tel Aviv University offers scholarships for tuition, living expenses, to students and researchers from Ukraine universities.

Tel Aviv University to assist Ukrainian students & researchers

Global breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

For the first time: Researchers identify brain wounds in IDF veterans with PTSD, relieve their symptoms using hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Global breakthrough in treating post-traumatic stress disorder

Tel Aviv University:

This breakthrough may enable people with paralysis to walk again

In world first, Tel Aviv University researchers engineer human spinal cord implants for treating paralysis.

This breakthrough may enable people with paralysis to walk again

Spatial planning 170,000 years ago:

Early humans placed cave's hearth to minimize smoke exposure

Findings indicate early humans knew about spatial planning, placed hearth to obtain maximum benefit with a minimum of unhealthy smoke.

Early humans placed cave's hearth to minimize smoke exposure

Study: Ketogenic diet may reduce traumatic brain injury damage

The diet improves spatial, visual memory, lowers indices of brain inflammation, and slows rate of cellular aging.

Study: Ketogenic diet may reduce traumatic brain injury damage

Start Up Nation in ancient Canaan

Thanks to advanced management skills, the Arava became the copper power of the ancient world.

Start Up Nation in ancient Canaan

Study:

Jerusalem elite suffered from disease in First Temple era

2,700-year-old remains of intestinal parasite eggs discovered beneath toilet in luxury estate at Armon Hanatziv Promenade in Jerusalem.

Jerusalem elite suffered from disease in First Temple era

Israeli study finds cannabis oil effective in treating autism

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say cannabis oil offers surprising results in experiments aimed at treating autism.

Israeli study finds cannabis oil effective in treating autism

Study: Too much smartphone use by parents bad for toddlers

Tel Aviv University researchers find moms devote only 25% of their attention to toddlers while browsing the Internet on the phone.

Study: Too much smartphone use by parents bad for toddlers

Saving lives with artificial intelligence

New technology developed at Tel Aviv University uses artificial intelligence to help doctors identify high-risk patients.

Saving lives with artificial intelligence

Experts formulate int'l ethical code for ancient DNA research

As the field of ancient DNA research expands, experts formulate international ethical code to guide researchers in their work.

Experts formulate int'l ethical code for ancient DNA research

Israeli tech aims to identify lying by monitoring face muscles

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say they caught 'liars' at an unprecedented accuracy of 73% by measuring the movements of facial muscles.

Israeli tech aims to identify lying by monitoring face muscles

TAU researchers identify blood vessel-damaging COVID proteins

Tel Aviv University find 5 proteins which cause vascular damage in COVID-19 virus, leading to hope for better treatments.

TAU researchers identify blood vessel-damaging COVID proteins

Israeli study: Light pollution threatens survival of crickets

Artificial light at night makes male crickets chirp during the daytime, disrupting reproduction, Tel Aviv University researchers discover.

Israeli study: Light pollution threatens survival of crickets

Tel Aviv University suspends professor over anti-haredi rant

'Haredi lawmakers aren't even on the level of an octopus,' says Tel Aviv University lecturer. 'Likud MK Miri Regev is an animal.'

Tel Aviv University suspends professor over anti-haredi rant

Watch: Has Israel discovered a cure for cancer?

Israeli scientists believe they have come up with a unique solution that may prove highly-effective in treating the malignant disease.

Watch: Has Israel discovered a cure for cancer?

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies

Jewish philanthropist Millie Phillips donated to many causes, including giving $15 million to Tel Aviv University in 2015.

Holocaust survivor who became Australia's richest woman dies

400 NY Uni members sign letter urging boycott of Tel Aviv campus

Boycott letter originally denounced by NYU administration as at odds with the tenets of academic freedom now has over 400 signatures.

400 NY Uni members sign letter urging boycott of Tel Aviv campus

New study shows vaccine effective against South African variant

Study from TA University, Clalit Research Institute, shows Pfizer vaccine protects, but less, against South African coronavirus strain.

New study shows vaccine effective against South African variant