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Flowers Are Eavesdropping

According to a new study, plants can “hear” when a bee passes and they subsequently create more sweet nectar to attract them. A recent study by scientists at three Tel-Aviv University schools has found that a plant picks up sounds (signaled by the vibration of its petals) and responds (signaled by the excretion of additional nectar). With proof that the flowers responded to all of the …
Tags: Science, Design, Nature, Bees, Culture, Plants, Evolution, Hearing, Flowers, Linkaboutit, Tel Aviv University


New yeast model of metabolic disorders may lead to life-saving therapies

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the role of yeast, the world's most basic eukaryotic unicellular organism, may pave the way for the development of novel, more effective therapies for congenital diseases.
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Tel Aviv University-led team discovers new way supermassive black holes are 'fed'

A new Tel Aviv University-led study published today in Nature Astronomy finds that some supermassive black holes are 'triggered' to grow, suddenly devouring a large amount of gas in their surroundings.
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Plants Can Hear Animals Using Their Flowers

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via The Atlantic: The latest experiments in this niche but increasingly vocal field come from Lilach Hadany and Yossi Yovel at Tel Aviv University. In one set, they showed that some plants can hear the sounds of animal pollinators and react by rapidly sweetening their nectar. In a second set, they found that other plants make high-pitched noises that lie beyond the scope of human hearing but can nonetheless be detected some distance away. After...
Tags: Atlantic, Tel Aviv University, Yossi Yovel, Lilach Hadany, Itzhak Khait


Nefarious AI creates images of delicious food that doesn’t exist

A team of researchers from Tel-Aviv University developed a neural network capable of reading a recipe and generating an image of what the finished, cooked product would look like. As if DeepFakes weren’t bad enough, now we can’t be sure the delicious food we see online is real. The Tel-Aviv team, consisting of researchers Ori Bar El, Ori Licht, and Netanel Yosephian created their AI using a modified version of a generative adversarial network (GAN) called StackGAN V2 and 52K image/recipe combina...
Tags: Startups, Tel Aviv, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Tel Aviv University, Gan, Ori Bar El Ori Licht, Netanel Yosephian


A.I. can generate pictures of a finished meal based on just a written recipe

Feeling hungry? Researchers from Tel-Aviv University in Israel have created an A.I. that's able to generate complete photos of meals, based only on reading the written recipes. Here's how. The post A.I. can generate pictures of a finished meal based on just a written recipe appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Israel, Trends, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Ai, Emerging Tech, Tel Aviv University, Neural Network


New biomarker links cancer progression to genome instability

A new Tel Aviv University study identifies elevated levels of a protein called ubiquilin-4 as a new biomarker for genome instability. This novel biomarker provides critical new information about the stage and grade of cancer tumors, as well as the patient's chances of responding to treatment.
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Microplastics and plastic additives discovered in ascidians all along Israel's coastline

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that microplastics -- tiny pieces of plastic ingested by aquatic life -- are present in solitary ascidians, sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders, all along the Israeli coastline. The research also confirmed the presence of plastic additives, i.e. 'plasticizers,' in ascidians.
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Heart cell defect identified as possible cause of heart failure in pregnancy

A new Tel Aviv University study reveals that one of the possible primary causes of heart failure in pregnant women is a functional heart cell defect. The findings may have diagnostic and therapeutic implications.
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Sustainable 'plastics' are on the horizon

A new Tel Aviv University study describes a process to make bioplastic polymers that don't require land or fresh water -- resources that are scarce in much of the world. The resulting material is biodegradable, produces zero toxic waste and recycles into organic waste.
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Breast tumors recruit bone marrow cells to boost their growth, study reveals

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate in bone marrow.
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Breast cancer recruits bone marrow cells to increase cancer cell proliferation

Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that breast cancer tumors boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells that originate in bone marrow. The study suggests that targeting these cells with new therapies could be an effective way of treating the disease.
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Epigenetic map may pave way for new therapeutic solutions to hearing loss

Prof. Karen B. Avraham, Vice Dean of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, has created the first epigenetic map of the inner ear, a milestone discovery that may pave the way for new therapeutic solutions to hearing loss.
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Millions In Trump Donations Later, Adelson’s Wife Gets Presidential Award

WASHINGTON (AP) — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Miriam Adelson is among seven people Trump is recognizing with the medal, the highest honor America can give a civilian. The other recipients are retiring R...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, White House, Israel, NFL, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Barack Obama, Ap, Chicago, Pennsylvania, United States, Ronald Reagan


Drug candidate may recover vocal abilities lost to ADNP syndrome

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the drug candidate CP201, also known as NAP, may improve vocal communication abilities in patients with ADNP syndrome, a rare genetic condition.
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Nigerian telco says it accidentally routed Google traffic through China

BGP is a notoriously insecure process by which routes for internet data are advertised and discovered by routers; its ubiquity and insecurity make it a prime suspect whenever it seems that national spy agencies might be diverting traffic. So when bad BGP routes caused traffic destined for Google to be briefly routed through China on Monday, there was widespread suspicion that Chinese state actors were experimenting with, or sending a message about, their capacity to surveil Google traffic. ...
Tags: Google, Security, Post, Business, News, China, Nigeria, Infosec, West Africa, Belarus, Bgp, Reuters, Russia China, Tel Aviv University, Plausible Deniability, Jane Lanhee Lee


First fully personalized tissue implant engineered from patient's own materials and cells

In a new study, Tel Aviv University researchers reveal how they invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patient's own materials and cells. The new technology makes it possible to engineer any kind of tissue implant from one small fatty tissue biopsy.
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Patients' own cells and materials used to create personalized tissue implants of any kind

In a new study, Tel Aviv University researchers reveal how they invented the first fully personalized tissue implant, engineered from a patient's own materials and cells. As a result, the risk of an immune response to an organ implant virtually disappears, the researchers say.
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Oracle Says China Telecom Has Misdirected Internet Traffic, Including Out of the US, in Recent Years

Oracle's Internet Intelligence division has confirmed today the findings of a recently published academic paper that accused China of "hijacking the vital internet backbone of western countries." From a report: The research paper was authored by researchers from the US Naval War College and Tel Aviv University and it made quite a few waves online after it was published. Researchers accused China Telecom, one of China's biggest state-owned internet service providers, of hijacking and detouring in...
Tags: China, US, Tech, United States, China Telecom, Tel Aviv University, China US, Doug Madory, Dyn, Internet intelligence, US Naval War College, Oracle Says China Telecom, Oracle s Internet Analysis, Madori


Infant birthweights found to be increasing in a series of pregnancies

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that neonatal birthweights increase in direct proportion with the number of births of the mother in at least 30 percent of all cases. The study focuses on the risk of having large for gestational age infants, babies who clock in at higher than the 90th percentile for weight.
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Neonatal birthweights increase in direct proportion to number of births

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that neonatal birthweights increase in direct proportion with the number of births of the mother in at least 30 percent of all cases. Large for gestational weight (LGA) babies are at risk for several neonatal complications, including jaundice, low sugar levels after birth and more.
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Researchers use mRNA-loaded carriers to target genetic instructions of protein in immune cells

Delivering an effective therapeutic payload to specific target cells with few adverse effects is considered by many to be the holy grail of medical research. A new Tel Aviv University study explores a biological approach to directing nanocarriers loaded with protein "game changers" to specific cells.
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New platform based on biology and nanotechnology carries mRNA directly to target cells

Tel Aviv University's Prof. Dan Peer and his team have developed a biological approach to directing nanocarriers loaded with protein 'game changers' to specific cells. Their groundbreaking method may prove useful in treating myriad malignancies, inflammatory diseases and rare genetic disorders.
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China Telecom has been using poisoned internet routes to suck up massive amounts of US and Canadian internet traffic

In a new paper published in the journal Military Cyber Affairs researchers from the US Naval War College and Tel Aviv University document the use of BGP spoofing by China Telecom to redirect massive swathes of internet traffic through the company's routers as part of state military and commercial espionage efforts. BGP is a notoriously insecure protocol used to route internet traffic; by design it is dynamic and responsive, moving traffic away from congested routes and onto those with more ...
Tags: Security, Hong Kong, Europe, Post, Happy Mutants, Milan, News, China, Web Theory, US, Canada, Infosec, Espionage, North America, Bgp, China Telecom


Tel Aviv University researchers uncover biological ultraviolet protection 'timer'

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered a critical 48-hour cycle that is responsible for synchronizing the biological mechanisms that protect our skin from sun damage.
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Where deep learning meets metamaterials

A new Tel Aviv University study uses 'deep-learning' computer networks inspired by the layered and hierarchical architecture of the human brain to design basic nanophotonic, metamaterial elements for energy harvesting and medical diagnostics.
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Environmental conditions may drive development of multiple sclerosis

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that certain environmental conditions may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin sheaths in the onset of multiple sclerosis. Myelin sheaths are the "insulating tape" surrounding axons; axons carry electrical impulses in neurons.
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Environmental factors may trigger onset of multiple sclerosis

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that certain environmental conditions like salt concentrations and temperature may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin sheaths in the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS). Myelin sheaths are the 'insulating tape' surrounding axons; axons carry electrical impulses in neurons.
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Israeli biotech firm Kadmastem procures $5.15 mln

Kadimastem, an Israeli biotech company, has raised $5.15 million in a private placement. The investors included Altshuler Shaham Investment House. PRESS RELEASE NESS ZIONA, Israel, October 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –Israeli biotechnology company Kadimastem (TASE: KDST) announced today the completion of an investment round of $5.15 million, by way of private placement, at a share price of 65 agorot. Participants in the round include the Altshuler Shaham Investment House ($2.5 million), which is thereb...
Tags: Israel, Jerusalem, Trends, Healthcare, Tel Aviv University, Michel, Hadassah University Medical Center, Hadassah Medical Center, VC Deals, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Neurology, Altshuler Shaham, Rambam Medical Center, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange TASE, KDST, Kadmastem


Blumberg Capital beefs up team with six new hires

San Francisco-based Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture firm, has added six new staffers to its team. Joining Blumberg are Steve Gillan as chief operating officer and chief financial officer in San Francisco; Yodfat Harel Buchris as managing director in Tel Aviv; Ehud Schneorson as managing director in Tel Aviv; Idan Nurick as principal in Tel Aviv; Andrew Van Nest as associate in San Francisco; and Peter Cooney III as data analyst in San Francisco. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO and TEL AVIV,...
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