Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Behind Degenerative Disorders, and How to Use Them Technologically

Biomedical/Life Sciences

The Research Group Headed by Prof. Ehud Gazit: Dr. Lihi Adler-Abramovich, Zohar Arnon, Aviad Levin
Tel Aviv University

The researchers discovered how materials in a living cell organize into ordered nanostructures. This self-organization studied by the researchers plays a role in various degenerative and metabolic disorders. The researchers found that nano-spheres, nano-fibrils, nano-plates and other nanostructures formed in this way have mechanical, optical and electrical properties that make them useful for energy storage and light emission. This technology was commercialized and is currently at the development stage.