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Newswise: The Steak is the Limit
Released: 14-Apr-2022 5:05 PM EDT
The Steak is the Limit
American Technion Society

Israeli scientists have succeeded in creating edible muscle fibers by bioprinting a plant-based scaffold and living animal cells. By using non-animal-derived materials like pea protein, which is non-allergenic, the findings open new possibilities for future development of the cultivated meat market.

Released: 24-Mar-2022 10:40 AM EDT
Technion Prof. Emeritus Moussa Youdim Receives 2022 Israel Prize in Life Sciences
American Technion Society

Professor Emeritus Moussa Youdim is the recipient of the 2022 Israel Prize for Life Sciences. He is co-developer of the Parkinson's disease drug Azilect (Rasagiline), and was selected for the Israel Prize "for his pioneering, groundbreaking scientific achievements in the field of neuropharmacology."

Released: 24-Feb-2022 3:05 PM EST
Machine Learning Antibiotic Prescriptions Can Help Minimize Resistance Spread
American Technion Society

Using genomic sequencing techniques and machine learning analysis of patient records, Israeli researchers have developed an antibiotic prescribing algorithm that cuts the risk of emergence of antibiotic resistance by half.

Released: 10-Feb-2022 10:25 AM EST
Flexible Micro-Needles Platform Provides Quick, Continuous, and Pain-Free Disease Diagnosis
American Technion Society

Technion scientists have developed a system -- based on smart micro-needles fixed inside a sticker that attaches to the skin -- that continuously monitors a patient’s medical condition and sends the data to the patient and his/her doctor.

   
Released: 22-Dec-2021 4:20 PM EST
Quantum Marbles in a Bowl of Light
American Technion Society

German and Israeli physicists have devised an elegant experiment to answer which factors determine how fast a quantum computer can perform its calculations.

Released: 9-Dec-2021 11:55 AM EST
On Violations, Enforcement, and Deterrence
American Technion Society

Israeli researchers revealed surprising findings about the effectiveness of various deterrence patterns: frequent mild punishments are more effective than infrequent severe punishments

Released: 9-Dec-2021 11:50 AM EST
Materials from the Future
American Technion Society

A development by a team of Israeli and American researchers could make possible acoustic cloaking, in which an object is concealed when the acoustic waves generated around it are identical to the waves that would have been created if the object were not there.

4-Nov-2021 2:30 PM EDT
An Inflammation to Remember
American Technion Society

A new discovery of a physiological mechanism of psychosomatic illnesses could open a new therapeutic avenue for treating chronic inflammatory conditions such as Crohn's disease, psoriasis, and other autoimmune conditions, by attenuating their memory trace in the brain.

Released: 21-Oct-2021 6:20 PM EDT
A Cure for Diabetes?
American Technion Society

Technion researchers are working on a novel treatment approach for treating type 2 diabetes using an autograft of muscle cells engineered to take in sugar at increased rates. Mice treated in this manner displayed normal blood sugar levels for months after a single procedure.

Released: 8-Oct-2021 12:15 PM EDT
Personalized Medicine: Platform Enables Comparative Research on Cancerous Tumors
American Technion Society

An international team of researchers has developed an algorithm that enhances the ability to compare tumors between different patients, overcoming high inter-patient variability. Although the researchers tested the algorithm on leukemia tumors, they believe that it will also be relevant for other cancer types.

Released: 20-Jul-2021 3:40 PM EDT
Research: Cells Expressing Tendon Markers Fuse Into Muscles
American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that muscle fibers are of hybrid origins. The findings highlight a mechanism that enables a smooth transition from muscle fiber characteristics towards tendon features that is essential for forming robust muscle tendon junctions (MTJs).

Released: 8-Jul-2021 12:25 PM EDT
Technion Researchers Use Laser “Tweezers” to Study Structure and Dynamics of Chromatin
American Technion Society

Using optical tweezer technology, Technion researchers were able to gain a greater understanding of the poorly understood DNA packaging process, which impacts how genes are expressed.

   
Released: 8-Jul-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Do All of Us Understand Coronavirus News Coverage?
American Technion Society

A study to discern the extent to which the average adult understands the quantitative information appearing in the news about COVID-19 showed that fear of math can significantly hinder one’s ability to engage with such information.

Released: 24-Jun-2021 4:50 PM EDT
Scientists Develop a Tuberculosis-Diagnosing Sticker Patch
American Technion Society

Israeli scientists have demonstrated a novel means of diagnosing tuberculosis by means of a sticker patch that catches compounds released by the skin. Using an artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of these compounds, the scientists were able to provide a quick, non-invasive diagnosis.

Released: 10-Jun-2021 2:05 PM EDT
A Spatiotemporal Symphony of Light
American Technion Society

Using an ultrafast transmission electron microscope, researchers from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have, for the first time, recorded the propagation of combined sound and light waves in atomically thin materials.

Released: 18-Mar-2021 11:05 AM EDT
Technion Launches Nanosatellites Into Outer Space
American Technion Society

In a first, three Israeli satellites will be launched simultaneously on March 20. The Adelis-SAMSON project from the Technion involves three autonomous nanosatellites that will fly in formation and monitor Earth from space.

Released: 5-Feb-2021 3:15 PM EST
The Ramanujan Machine
American Technion Society

Using AI and computer automation, Technion researchers have developed a “conjecture generator” that creates mathematical conjectures, which are considered to be the starting point for developing mathematical theorems. They have already used it to generate a number of previously unknown formulas.

Released: 3-Feb-2021 10:05 AM EST
To Touch and to Smell – a Nature Experience that Creates Happiness
American Technion Society

According to new findings by researcher's at Israel's Technion, the senses -- mainly smell and touch -- are vital in the process that allows us to relax and enjoy nature.

   
Released: 15-Jan-2021 12:25 PM EST
Technion to Award Honorary Doctorate to Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla
American Technion Society

Israel's Technion will award an honorary doctorate to Pfizer CEO and Chairman Dr. Albert Bourla, for leading the development of the novel vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The honorary doctorate will be conferred at the Technion Board of Governors meeting in November 2021.

Released: 14-Jan-2021 4:45 PM EST
Toadlet Peptide Transforms Into a Deadly Weapon Against Bacteria
American Technion Society

An international team of researchers has discovered remarkable molecular properties of an antimicrobial peptide from the skin of the Australian toadlet. The discovery could inspire the development of novel synthetic drugs to combat bacterial infections.

Released: 2-Dec-2020 12:35 PM EST
Technion Harvey Prize Honors Pioneers in Chemical Engineering and Medical Sciences
American Technion Society

The prestigious prize for 2019-2020 goes to Professor Joseph DeSimone of Stanford University for significant contributions to materials science, chemistry, polymer science nano medicine, and 3D printing; and to Professor Raphael Mechoulam of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for the discovery of the active molecules in cannabis

Released: 17-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Cancer Patients May Not Have Higher COVID-19 Risk
American Technion Society

A new study conducted by researchers at Rambam Medical Center and the Technion reveals surprising findings, namely that cancer patients may not be associated with the broad range of at-risk groups of people suffering from morbidities.

Released: 1-Sep-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Independent on the Ground
American Technion Society

Researchers have developed a mapping system for visually impaired pedestrians in urban spaces. The technology weighs the environmental and semantic data important to the visually impaired, and emphasizes safe, accessible, and navigable routes.

Released: 21-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Novel COVID-19 Breathalyzer Has Potential as Screening Tool
American Technion Society

A team led by Professor Hossam Haick and Dr. Yoav Broza of the Technion Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute, in collaboration with researchers from Wuhan, China, has devised a novel breath analyzer test to rapidly detect COVID-19.

Released: 20-Aug-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Technion Researchers Discover Hidden Fluid Instability
American Technion Society

In a discovery with far-reaching implications for intubation ventilators, lab-on-a-chip micromixers, and micro air vehicles, Technion researchers were able to visualize the stationary tornadoes caused by the Coandă effect.

Released: 13-Aug-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Technion’s Nanofiber PPE Sticker Now In Mass Production
American Technion Society

The COVID-busting ‘Maya’ sticker developed by Technion researchers has gone into mass production. Comprised of a nanofiber sheet, the unique sticker can be easily adhered to a protective mask, significantly improving its effectiveness against the novel coronavirus.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 6:45 PM EDT
Novel Method Can Diagnose Cancer and Determine Metastatic Risk in Two Hours
American Technion Society

A novel mechanobiology-based technology can predict the metastatic potential of a tumor. The technology has already been successfully tested on pancreatic tumor cell samples and on established breast and pancreatic cell lines.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 3:35 PM EDT
The Power of Epigenetics in Human Reproduction
American Technion Society

A multinational research team emphasizes the clinical need to understand the characteristics of epigenetic regulation of reproductive function and the underlying mechanisms of adaptive responses for properly informed decisions on treating patients from diverse backgrounds.

Released: 21-Jul-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Technion-developed Method Accelerates Blood Test Analysis by About 98%
American Technion Society

A new method for rapid and inexpensive analysis of the chemical composition of blood samples may hasten the early diagnosis of diseases. The first application to be tested will be the early detection of various cancerous tumors based on blood tests.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Researchers Observe Branched Flow of Lightfor the First Time
American Technion Society

A team of researchers from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has observed branched flow of light for the very first time. The beautiful phenomenon allows for new and exciting research opportunities in the fields of Optics and Optofluidics.

Released: 11-Jun-2020 3:55 PM EDT
New Technology Extends Therapeutic Effects of Medical Cannabis
American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have developed an innovative drug delivery system that releases medical cannabis slowly to provide tailored treatment with a long-lasting effect. It could be tailored to specific treatment targets, such as seizures.

Released: 10-Jun-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Self-healing Artificial Electronic Skin Monitors Various Physical and Chemical Variables
American Technion Society

A doctoral student at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology has invented a soft polymer that is elastic and waterproof, and that knows how to heal itself in the event of an “injury,” such as a scratch, cut, or twist.

Released: 9-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Oximetry Biomarkers for COVID-19 Diagnosis and Management
American Technion Society

Technion researchers have developed a toolbox that will help analyze the information gleaned from the physiological time series of oximeters increasingly being used during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 3-Jun-2020 11:20 AM EDT
One-of-a-kind Microscope Enables Breakthrough in Quantum Science
American Technion Society

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers recently made an extraordinary breakthrough in the field of quantum matter when they documened, for the first time, a new type of interaction between light and matter.

Released: 26-May-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Researchers Develop Self-disinfecting, Reusable Protective Face Mask
American Technion Society

Technion researchers have developed a self-disinfecting, reusable protective face mask. The disinfection process occurs when a layer of carbon fibers in the mask is heated using a low current source, such as a mobile phone charger. A patent application for the invention has been submitted in the U.S.

Released: 23-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
The Birth of a "Snowman" at the Edge of the Solar System
American Technion Society

A model developed by Israeli and German scientists explains the unique properties of Arrokoth - the most distant object ever imaged in the solar system. The results shed new light on the formation of asteroid-like Kuiper Belt objects at the edge of the solar system, and about the early stages of the solar system’s formation.

Released: 30-Mar-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Breakthrough in Slaughter-Free Steak Production
American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have achieved a breakthrough in the production of cultivated meat grown outside an animal’s body. The researchers from the Technion and Aleph Farms found that it is possible to use readily available and economically efficient soy protein as scaffolding for growing bovine tissue.

Released: 18-Mar-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Pooling Method for Accelerated Testing of COVID-19
American Technion Society

Israeli scientists have successfully tested a method for dramatically increasing current COVID-19 testing capacities. Known as pooling, the method enables simultaneous testing of dozens of samples. Its implementation could greatly accelerate testing and detection rates of infected patients in the population.

Released: 4-Feb-2020 4:15 PM EST
A New Outline of Cancer Therapies for Patients
American Technion Society

Professor Yuval Shaked, head of the Technion Integrated Cancer Center, presents an outline for therapy that will prevent the development of cancer treatment resistance, with suggestions about how the information can be used clinically.

Released: 13-Jan-2020 3:30 PM EST
Technology Protects Respiratory Tract of Premature Infants Who Need Assisted Ventilation
American Technion Society

A new artificial model of premature infants will make possible experiments that are expected to reduce injury to infants on respirators.

Released: 10-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
Your Brain: Individual and Unique
American Technion Society

New findings show that individual variations in the brain’s structural connectome (map of neural connections) define a specific structural fingerprint with a direct impact on the functional organization of individual brains.

Released: 7-Jan-2020 4:55 PM EST
First Solar Energy System to Split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen at Separate Sites
American Technion Society

Researchers have developed a prototype system for efficient and safe production of hydrogen using only solar energy. The innovative system contains a tandem cell solar device that enables more efficient utilization of the light spectrum.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 2:25 PM EST
Local, Native Birds Declining Rapidly While Non-native, Invasive Species Thrive
American Technion Society

When Israeli conservation scientists looked at trends of common bird populations over the last 15 years, they found that invasive bird species are thriving, and native ones are largely declining. They present the reasons for these changes, and flag the importance of strategies to mitigate the spread of non-native birds.

Released: 17-Dec-2019 8:40 AM EST
Automated, Nature-Inspired System Supplies Continuous Info About Patient’s Health
American Technion Society

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and in China present a nature-inspired hybrid sensing system for the continuous monitoring of health data, integrating artificial intelligence, and cloud computing.

Released: 9-Dec-2019 12:45 PM EST
Inspired by the Brain
American Technion Society

Researchers have developed a technology that can turn TowerJazz's commercial flash memory components into memristors—devices that contain both memory and computing power. Inspired by the operation of the human brain, the technology significantly accelerates the operation of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms.

Released: 18-Nov-2019 4:25 PM EST
Brain Guard
American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have developed new technology for transporting drugs within silicon nanostructures to the brain. These nanostructures release an essential protein, which can inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease, and provide targeted delivery in the brain with the use of a “gene gun.”

Released: 12-Nov-2019 5:00 PM EST
Probiotic Bacteria: A Double-Edged Sword
American Technion Society

Israeli and American scientists have discovered that administering probiotics in hospital intensive care units may lead to blood infections, and in some cases the adverse effects could outweigh the potential benefits.

Released: 13-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Fuel of the Future
American Technion Society

Researchers at Israel's Technion have developed a clean, inexpensive, and safe technology for producing hydrogen. The technology significantly improves the efficiency of hydrogen production, from ~75% using current methods to an unprecedented 98.7% energy efficiency.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
All of YouTube in a Single Teaspoon: Storing Information in DNA
American Technion Society

Israeli researchers have demonstrated information storage in a density of more than 10 petabytes (10M gigabytes) in a single gram of DNA while significantly improving the writing process.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 8:30 AM EDT
Mimicking Behavior of Natural Viruses, Researchers Develop New Drug Delivery Tool
American Technion Society

Based on the chemical behavior of natural viruses, researchers from the Technion and National Taiwan University have developed hollow nanometric balls that are expected to be used for drug delivery and safe immunizations.

   

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