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Marine vessels are unsuspecting hosts of invasive species

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that ships play an unknowing but dominant role in introducing and dispersing tough-shelled non-indigenous organisms into new environments.

3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the region. They were found at a large-scale copper smelting site and a nearby temple in the copper ore district of Timna in Israel's Arava desert and are estimated to date from the 13th-10th centuries BCE.

3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the region. They are estimated to date from the 13th-10th centuries BCE, the era of David and Solomon.

The brain mechanism behind multitasking

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) New Tel Aviv University research identifies a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking.

DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteria

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new DNA delivery technology to fight drug-resistant bacteria.

Cardiac stem cells from heart disease patients may be harmful

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients.

Multispectral imaging reveals ancient Hebrew inscription undetected for over 50 years

Using advanced imaging technology, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a hitherto invisible inscription on the back of a pottery shard that has been on display at The Israel Museum for more than 50 years.

Multispectral imaging reveals ancient Hebrew inscription undetected for over 50 years

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Using advanced imaging technology, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a hitherto invisible inscription on the back of a pottery shard dating from 600 BCE that has been on display at The Israel Museum for more than 50 years.

Earliest manmade climate change took place 11,500 years ago

The vast majority of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century have been due to human activities. A new Tel Aviv University study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of manmade climate change from 11,500 years ago. Show More Summary

Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of manmade climate change from 11,500 years ago.

Solving the riddle of the snow globe

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds the sedimentation of asymmetric objects in liquid is very different from that of symmetrical objects like spheres. The research may have practical applications in improving water treatment and industrial processes.

A glow stick that detects cancer?

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new mechanism developed by Tel Aviv University researchers produces a water-resistant chemiluminescent probe that is 3,000-times-brighter than those currently in use. It has particular application to medical and cancer diagnosis.

Tel Aviv University study links cannabis use in adolescence to schizophrenia

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder.

Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls

3 months agoNews : The Lookout

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. university campuses, according to a report released Sunday.

Facebook Researchers Used Celebrity Bitmoji to Help Create VR Avatars

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. The company’s new Facebook Spaces “social” VR venture launched this week. Read more...

Whiteflies provide insight into stabilizing manmade drones during takeoff

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University research explores how the whitefly, a tiny insect, successfully takes off without flapping its wings. This may hold the secret to stabilizing the take-off of small robotic manmade flyers such as miniaturized drones.

Where the Jordan stops flowing

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new study conducted at Tel Aviv University argues that Israel's Jordan River may be a useful case study for the challenges facing stream restoration initiatives around the world.

Where the Jordan stops flowing

A new study conducted at Tel Aviv University and published in the journal Water Research argues that Israel's Jordan River may be a useful case study for the challenges facing stream restoration initiatives around the world. The Jordan River has been ravaged by unbridled population growth and defunct sewage treatment plants.

Potential new treatment for ‘incurable’ breast cancer

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

While chemotherapy remains one of the most widely used cancer treatments, it also harms and kills healthy cells in the process. However, a new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel shows that cancer treatment does not always have to be toxic for the body. The study instead reveals how three...

Infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study found that infantile vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first year of their lives. Show More Summary

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