Novel COVID-19 Breathalyzer Has Potential as Screening Tool

The intelligent nanotechnology is capable of rapidly detecting COVID-19 in exhaled breath and has “the potential to serve as a monitoring and epidemic control tool.” COVID-19 testing is a key step in gaining control over the spread of the pandemic. Current molecular COVID-19 tests entail…

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Predicting In-game Actions from NBA Player Interviews

Technion researchers have developed a new method for predicting basketball player performance. It is based on analyzing a player’s past performance and pre-game interviews. A computational method developed at the Technion significantly improves the prediction of the basketball players’ performance. The study was led by…

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Independent on the Ground

A mapping system developed at the Technion increases the independence of visually impaired pedestrians in urban spaces Technion Researchers have developed an innovative mapping system for blind pedestrians. The study was carried out by Achituv Cohen, a doctoral student in the Transportation and Geo-Information Engineering…

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Breakthrough in Understanding of Brain Function

New research conducted by Prof. Itamar Kahn of the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine in Israel and Prof. Nancy Ratner of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) demonstrates a potential new treatment for cognitive impairments that are associated with disruption in the brain fibers that…

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High Scores for Coping with the Pandemic

The Technion’s First Virtual Board of Governors Meeting Showcases the University’s Prowess The State of the Technion is strong, despite, or perhaps because of, the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That was one of the key take-aways from the Technion Board of Governors Meeting…

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Scientists develop way to find tumors from blood tests 98% faster

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a new method for rapid, inexpensive analysis of blood samples. Its first application to be tested will be early detection of cancerous tumors. The innovative technology, described in Nature Communications, was developed by Prof. Tomer Shlomi and…

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Technology Overpowering Disability

Watch Dr. Amit Goffer, a Technion alumnus and one of Israel’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. Goffer, experienced a tragic accident confining him to a wheelchair and has since been developing alternative modes of transport to the traditional wheelchair. Goffer shares the stroy’s behind the development of…

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New Technion-Teva Collaboration

Teva‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌Technion‌ ‌Announce‌ ‌Collaboration‌ ‌to‌ ‌Promote‌ ‌Innovative‌ ‌R&D‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Fields‌ ‌ of‌ ‌Cancer‌ ‌and‌ ‌Neurobiology‌. The‌ ‌collaboration‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌significant‌ ‌link‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌chain‌ ‌of‌ ‌collaborations‌ ‌Teva‌ ‌has‌ ‌initiated‌ ‌with‌ ‌leading‌ ‌academic‌ ‌institutions,‌ ‌including‌ ‌Tel‌ ‌Aviv‌ ‌University,‌ ‌the‌ ‌Weizmann‌ ‌Institute‌ ‌of‌‌ Science,‌ ‌and‌ ‌more.‌ ‌ ‌…

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Tapping into the power of photosynthesis for clean energy

In a big step forward toward making BIO-photoelectrochemical cells (BIOcells) a mainstream clean energy source in the future, researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have overcome an efficiency hurdle by successfully combining the power of efficient light absorption…

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Technion Researchers present Breakthrough in Computing Technology

The study is a significant milestone towards the development of computer memory units with computational abilities, a solution to the call for faster processing and analytics needed for Big Data. Researchers at the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering have presented a breakthrough in in-memory computing:…

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Q&A w Nobel laureate – Prof. Aaron Ciechanover

Over the past two decades, eight Israeli scientists have won the Nobel Prize, an extraordinary achievement for a country of its size and population. Winning a Nobel prize is an honour that is reserved for a few extraordinary people. It is the highest recognition a…

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Covid19 – Are we prepared for a second wave?

With the easing of the lockdown rules, concerns are being sounded about a possible second wave of Covid-19. The second wave of the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918-20 was particularly devastating, as was the second wave of the Swine Flu epidemic in 2009-10. So what…

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The Connection Between the Heart and Cancer

There is a connection between heart disease and cancer, a novel study has revealed. The findings, published in Circulation, could potentially help cardio-oncologists slow cancer progression and improve cancer outcomes. Researchers led by Professor Ami Aronheim, Professor Yuval Shaked, and Dr. Shimrit Avraham have determined…

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Covid-19 Impact On Business – How Do We Reinvent Ourselves

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every industry sector. Small, medium and large businesses are paying a heavy price to sustain themselves during this crisis, requiring many to reassess their business model, services, offerings and strategy. With restrictions easing, our business executives and government leadership…

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Portable Blood Test Could Lead to At-home Chemotherapy

For immunocompromised patients, such as those with cancer or organ transplants, the novel coronavirus crisis has made going to hospital for regular blood tests an even greater health risk.  Home-based or remote-based testing kits for Complete Blood Count (CBC) — the most common blood test used to…

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New Technology Improves and Extends the Effects of Medical Cannabis

Researchers are developing an innovative delivery system for medical cannabis that lengthens its therapeutic effects to months and targets specific conditions. The new method releases the cannabis slowly, marking a big advance over the current practice. Medical cannabis now is usually inhaled or taken orally….

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