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Incredible news in the field of oncology. Researchers at TAU revealing a potential breakthrough in the search for a cure for brain cancer (ILTV Israel News, APRIL 12, 2021)

New research may lead to the development of drugs that will exploit a unique vulnerability in cancer cells (

Congratulations to all the Healthcare Professional ladies covered in this special Haaretz issue (Haaretz, Mar, 2021)


At 42 years old, with countless prestigious awards in the closet and a patent drug worth millions, Prof. Gal Merkel is a kind of medical prodigy, the rockstar of cancer researchers in Israel (Ynet, 5.3.2021) PDF Article >> 

Dr. Vered Padler-Karavani, The Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research, Faculty of Life Sciences TAU, (Kan11 News, 5.2.2021)

The study, recently published in Nature, was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Uri Ben-David of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with 6 laboratories from 4 other countries (USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy) (Kan11 News, 5.2.2021)

Cancer researcher Neta Erez and molecular biologist Tal Pupko jointly receive the mid-career award ( 21.12.2020)

Tel Aviv University researchers compare the DNA-altering treatment to tiny 'molecular scissors' used to target even metastatic cancer cells, showing promising results in tests on mice, with human trials expected to begin in 2 years (Ynet, 12.1.2020)

The study was led by Vered Padler-Karavani of the Department of Cell Research and Immunology at the Shmunis School of Biomedicine and Cancer Research at TAU  (ISRAEL21c, 23.10.2020)

Prof. Noam Shomron and his team  have developed a method that will detect thousands of genetic diseases in early pregnancy by mother's blood test. The new, non-invasive test is based on an algorithm that allows the reproduction of a genome that passes out of the mother's blood and detects genetic mutations at the single gene level - with significantly higher resolution than existing tests (hayadan, 5.2.2018)


Novel immunotherapy extends therapy now used in fighting leukemia, Israeli researchers say (ISRAEL21c 13.10.2019)

Israeli research that can lead to colon cancer prevention (Channel 11 News, 24.9.2019)

The vaccine, developed by an Israeli researcher at TAU, has already been shown to be effective in mice - both as preventative therapy and as a cure for active disease (Channel 12 News, 1.10.2019)

Thus far the vaccine has been proven effective in mice in preventing the development of melanoma and in treating primary tumors and metastases that result from the disease (ISREAL HAYOM 6.8.2019)

Researchers discover that fat cells play key role in deadly skin cancer transformation and have come up with a way to block process (ISREAL21c 24.7.2019) Also posted in the Jerusalem Post >>

New drug stalls progression of disease for patients who have the BRCA genetic mutations, study by Sheba Medical Center with AstraZeneca and Merck shows (THE TIMES OF ISRAEL, 2.6.2019)

Cells express surface markers that help them escape most targeted therapies, TAU researchers say (TAU AMERICAN FRIENDS, 12.3.2019)

Eosinophils -disease-fighting white blood cells,  known to cause allergies and asthma might help kill cancer cells (Haaretz, 23.01.2019)


Tel Aviv University researchers say cancer-fighting skills of eosinophils, the white blood cells that are responsible for allergies, could pave way to new drugs (THE TIMES OF ISRAEL, 23.1.2019)


New TAU Translational Medicine Center aims to develop pharmaceuticals better, faster and for less money (The Jerusalem Post, 29.4.2018)

Dr.  Dinorah Friedmann-Morvinski a senior scientist at Tel Aviv University studies glioblastoma (brain tumors) using  mouse models that mimic the disease in humans (Ynet, 03.1.2019)


The translational medicine center is aimed at providing professional guidance for drugs developed by the university and hospitals (GLOBES, 30.1.2018)

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