Research

AFTAU/MONASH Night of Ideas

AFTAU in collaboration with Monash University recently honoured their AFTAM award holders at a “Night of Ideas” held at Monash University, Caulfield. Professor Joseph Klafter, President of TAU, visiting from Israel was the key note speaker. Professor Benjamin Boyd, Dr Crystal Chen, Associate Professor Erica Sloan and Associate Professor Jane Wilkinson presented the impact of their joint research projects with fellow colleagues from Tel Aviv University.

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Drug regimen can reduce cancer recurrences

  TAU discovery may improve long-term survival rates of cancer patient. Most cancer-related deaths are the result of post-surgical metastatic recurrence. In metastasis, cells of primary tumors travel to other parts of the body, where they often proliferate into inoperable, ultimately fatal growths. A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the body’s stress inflammatory response to cancer is itself an active agent in the cancer spreading. The research was led by Prof. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu of TAU’s School of Psychological…

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TAU Influencers Make Prestigious List

Dr. Liad Mudrik and Keren Elazari named among 50 Most Influential Women in Israel A Tel Aviv University’s star researcher, Dr. Liad Mudrik of the School of Psychological Sciences, has been selected as one of Israel’s 50 most influential women for 2017 by Forbes Magazine. A highly-awarded young researcher, Mudrik combines frontline brain research with age-old philosophical questions to understand the workings of human consciousness and its many mysteries. In a lightning academic career, Mudrik earned all her degrees at…

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The Brain Mechanism Behind Multitasking

TAU study finds brief reactivation of a learned memory can block interference from competing tasks. Although “multitasking” is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again — and reduces overall productivity by a whopping 40%. New Tel Aviv University research identifies a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking. The key to this…

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The Origins of Wheat

TAU scientists publish wild wheat genome, creating “time tunnel” that could boost food production. A  global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine. Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild emmer is too low-yielding to be of use to farmers today, but it contains many attractive characteristics that are being used by plant breeders to improve wheat. The study…

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Theoretical Physicist Correctly Predicts Mass of Rare Particle

TAU’s Prof. Marek Karliner made a prediction three years ago that CERN has now proven accurate. Three years ago, a theoretical physicist who specializes in elementary particle physics, predicted, along with a colleague, the mass of a new sub-atomic particle that had never been seen. That physicist was Prof. Marek Karliner, from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University. Theoretical physics is a science that uses mathematical models and abstract physical systems to…

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A new way to combat drug-resistant bacteria

Milestone discovery uses DNA delivery system to fight lethal conditions, TAU researchers say. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, affecting anyone, at any age, in any country, according to the World Health Organization. Currently, 700,000 deaths each year are attributed to antimicrobial resistance, a figure which could increase to 10 million a year by 2050 save further intervention. New breakthrough technology from Tel Aviv University facilitates DNA delivery into drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, enabling their manipulation. The research…

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