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Radio Telescope Arrays Can Be Used To Locate Cosmic Heating From The Earliest Black Holes
2014-02-06 05:05:02

[ Watch the Video: Black Holes Heated Gas Later Than Believed ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In what is being described as a landmark discovery about the origins of the universe, Tel Aviv University researchers report in the journal Nature that black holes, formed from the first-ever stars, heated the gas throughout space much later than previously believed. In addition, study authors Professor Rennan Barkana of TAU's School of Physics and Astronomy, Dr....

Early Diabetes Detection Basic Blood Test
2014-01-28 08:29:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A basic blood test used by diabetics to gauge their average blood glucose control over a two to three month period could also help diagnose the condition far earlier than previously believed, according to a new study appearing in the European Journal of General Practice. According to researchers from Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine and Clalit Health Services in Israel, an estimated 25.8 million Americans have...

Vegetative Patients Recognize Loved ones
2013-12-17 08:29:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study published this month in the journal PLOS ONE. Although patients in a vegetative state are awake, can breathe on their own, and appear to go in and out of sleep, they do not respond to what is happening around them, and exhibit no signs of conscious awareness. Since communicating with these patients is...

Bats Rely On Vision To Navigate, Echolocation To Catch Insects: Study
2013-12-13 07:34:50

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online\ Bats rule the night skies, using the power of echolocation, or reflected sound. More than 1,000 species of echolocating bats exist, compared to just 80 species of nocturnal non-echolocating birds. It seems that normal vision works in tandem with echolocation to give bats an evolutionary edge, however, no one knows exactly how. A new study, led by Arjan Boonman and Yossi Yovel of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology, suggests...

Scientists Discover Gene That May Predict Response To Antidepressants
2013-12-10 07:53:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Treating depression using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) is often a trial-and-error process, but new research appearing in the journal Translational Psychiatry lays the foundation for a new genetic test that could allow doctors to provide patients with a personalized treatment program. Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) explained that SSRIs do not work for everyone, even though they are the most commonly...

2013-10-25 08:25:05

Epigenetics and comparative genomics will be studied with Irys to advance biomedical research SAN DIEGO, BEIJING, and TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNano Genomics announced today the purchase of two Irys(TM )Systems to be placed at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and the School of Chemistry at the Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel. These new placements are designed to run the recently released high-throughput chip, IrysChip(TM )V2, which supports...

Evidence Suggests Recycling May Have Started With Early Hominids
2013-10-12 08:28:18

[ Watch the Video: Recycling Was In For Early Man ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Despite the general perception that recycling is a fairly modern phenomenon, there is growing evidence it dates back to the days of the early hominids, researchers said this week during a four-day conference at Tel Aviv University in Israel. “For the first time we are revealing the extent of this phenomenon, both in terms of the amount of recycling that went on and the...

Marijuana May One Day Help Treat MS Symptoms
2013-10-08 05:11:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Multiple Sclerosis, an inflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the nervous system, results in a wide range of debilitating motor, physical and mental problems. Scientists still have no idea why someone gets the disease or how to treat it. A new study, led by Tel Aviv University's Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, reveals some of the chemical...

2013-10-02 10:52:14

TAU research recommends that pediatricians respect parents' rights to make the case for immunization Controversy about the risks of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines has been rumbling in the United States for years — and now it's Israel's turn. After finding traces of the polio virus in sewage, Israel's Ministry of Health launched a national vaccination campaign that reached more than half a million children. Surprisingly, dissenting voices flooded social media and the mainstream...

Microscopic Technology For Better Bionic Body Parts And Medical Devices
2013-08-08 05:08:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) has developed a way to print biocompatible micro-machines - tiny sensors and motors - that could lead to improvements in medical devices like bionic arms. Such tiny micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS, are already in widespread use today in a variety of applications from consumer electronics to automobiles and medicine. These conventional MEMS are typically produced from...