Tel Aviv University

The heartfelt truth about sudden death in young athletes

The sudden death of a young athlete always prompts full media attention, most recently spurring a call for preventative screening methods, including costly electrocardiogram (EKG) tests for all school-age athletes. But a ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Health
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A surprising new vehicle for drug delivery?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Are our bodies vulnerable to some pollutants whose lack of solubility in water, or "hydrophobicity," has always been thought to protect us from them? New Tel Aviv University research has discovered ...

dateMar 30, 2011 in Biochemistry
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A seismograph for ancient earthquakes

Earthquakes are one of the world's biggest enigmas -- impossible to predict and able to wreak untold damage within seconds. Now, a new tool from Tel Aviv University may be able to learn from earthquakes of ...

dateMar 14, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Scanning antiquity underfoot

According to rough estimates, there are some 20,000 undiscovered archaeological sites in Israel waiting to be explored. Currently buried under highways or beneath cities, some could reveal historic monuments from the biblical ...

dateMar 08, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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An Alzheimer's vaccine in a nasal spray

One in eight Americans will fall prey to Alzheimer's disease at some point in their life, current statistics say. Because Alzheimer's is associated with vascular damage in the brain, many of them will succumb through a painful ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Medical research
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Designing a city for safe protests

Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Good diets fight bad Alzheimer's genes

Scientists today agree that there are five molecules that are known to affect or cause Alzheimer's disease, which plagues an estimated five million Americans. The potency of these molecules is linked to environmental factors ...

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Neuroscience
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