Tel Aviv University

Listening to whispers at the water cooler

Just as she was about to retire, Lily Ledbetter, a production supervisor at an Alabama tire plant, learned that her employers had financially discriminated against her throughout her career. She filed suit for pay discrimination, ...

Mar 06, 2014
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A digital test for toxic genes

Like little factories, cells metabolize raw materials and convert them into chemical compounds. Biotechnologists take advantage of this ability, using microorganisms to produce pharmaceuticals and biofuels. ...

Jan 29, 2014
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Turning off the 'aging genes'

Restricting calorie consumption is one of the few proven ways to combat aging. Though the underlying mechanism is unknown, calorie restriction has been shown to prolong lifespan in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys, ...

Jan 02, 2014
4.8 / 5 (32) 11 | with audio podcast

How bats took over the night

Blessed with the power of echolocation—reflected sound—bats rule the night skies. There are more than 1,000 species of these echolocating night creatures, compared with just 80 species of non-echolocating ...

Dec 12, 2013
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A new weapon in the war against superbugs

In the arms race between bacteria and modern medicine, bacteria have gained an edge. In recent decades, bacterial resistance to antibiotics has developed faster than the production of new antibiotics, making ...

Dec 02, 2013
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