TAU NEWS

Fauda Event

Over 100 people attended a special screening and talk by the creator of the Netflix world hit TV show “FAUDA” – TAU graduate Avi Issacharoff. FAUDA – An Israeli TV show about a special undercover unit in the IDF , was acquired by Netflix and became a world hit. After screening of “Fauda’ first episode, Avi Issacharoff spoke about “behind the scenes” of the show as well as the political situation in the Middle East.

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ANZAC BEERSHEBA LIGHT HORSE CHARGE

Tel Aviv University will host over 1000 Australians in October for a special ceremony marking the Anniversary of the Australian Light Horse Battle in Beer Sheeba and the Balfour declaration leading to the Establishment of the state of Israel. Thursday, November 2nd, 2-5 pm – TAU Campus For more information please contact us at (03) 92962065

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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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Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

“WE’RE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING THE WORST SPATE OF SPECIES DIE-OFFS SINCE THE LOSS OF THE DINOSAURS 65 MILLION YEARS AGO.” Extinction is a natural phenomenon that occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day. The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and National Research Center is the national center for the study of biological diversity…

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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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Combatting Post Traumatic Stress with Prof. Yair Bar Haim , AGM 2016

45 members attended our last AGM with guest speaker from TAU Prof. Yair Bar Haim, world expert in post traumatic stress at the home of Rosie and Dov Potaznik. Prof Bar Haim talked about the computerized intervention training program he has developed, which helps soldiers address pre-combat threats, reducing the risk of PTSD outbreaks post-combat by two-thirds. The program is currently being prepared for full-scale implementation by the Israeli Defense Forces, with the American army showing interest in its adoption.

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