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Israel launches 3D Bio-Printing of cells, tissues, organs

Researchers at Israel’s Institute of Technology, the Haifa based Technion, are developing complex & precise artificial cells, tissues and organs to aid treatment in all areas of regenerative medicine.

By Naama Barak


The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology recently launched a center for the printing of cells, tissues and organs, where 3D scaffolds and cells that grow into tissue are constructed to aid treatment in all areas of regenerative medicine.

Three-dimensional printing of tissue helps researchers develop complex and precise artificial tissues that improve their integration in target organs. This involves the creation of tissue containing a developed system of blood vessels that quickly connect to patients’ own blood vessels. Continue Reading »

EU awards Israel’s Technion €7.7 million for extending food shelf-life project


The three year project aims at improving nanotechnology-based antimicrobial packaging for perishable foods, thus enhancing food safety and reducing food waste caused by early spoilage.

By Anav Silverman/TPS


The European Union recently awarded €7.7 million to the international NanoPack Project, led by the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, to develop a solution for extending food shelf life. NanoPack is funded as part of HORIZON 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

Dr. Ester Segal – Photo: Nitzan Zohar/Technion Spokesperson’s office

According to Dr. Ester Segal, NanoPack’s coordinator and associate professor at Haifa’s Technion, NanoPack is working to introduce nanotechnology-based antimicrobial packaging solutions to further food safety. Continue Reading »

Israeli earns int’l honors for discovery that diagnoses cancer by sensing breath


Israeli professor from the Technion  said, “Precisely because I am not a doctor, I was able to conceive such a unique development – an inexpensive & noninvasive system for diagnosing diseases based on breath.”


Prof. Hossam Haick of Haifa’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology received the Humboldt Research Award in Germany and was also chosen as one of the 100 influential figures published by California’s Good Magazine over the weekend. He has been prominent, among other things in his development of devices to diagnose and monitor various types of cancers (lung, breast, colon, gastric, head and neck, ovarian, kidney and bladder malignancies) via breath samples. Continue Reading »

Researchers at Israel’s Technion achieve breakthrough in hydrogen energy


Technion researchers announce they’ve “shatter the previous benchmarks for all systems,” raising hopes for viable alternative energy source that for the most part, is free of political controversies.

By Ilan Gattegno, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have recently made a significant breakthrough in alternative energy production, reaching perfect photon-to-hydrogen conversion efficiency.

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology – Photo: Roni Shutzer

Splitting water for energy production is a two-step process, divided into reduction and oxidation. In a paper published in the scientific journal Nano Letters, researchers Lilac Amirav, Philip Kalisman, and Yifat Nakibli explained they were able to perform the reduction phase with 100% efficiency, a sharp increase from the previous record of 60% for hydrogen production with visible light. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Technion Developed a ‘Self-Healing’ Electronic Skin


Israeli scientists in Haifa used a new synthetic polymer to develop a self-healing, flexible sensor, giving it the ability to “heal” skin in less than a day.


Imagine an artificial skin that heals itself. Imagine a prosthetic limb that has a sense of touch.

These incredible advances are a step closer to reality thanks to chemical engineering researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.

Prof. Hossam Haick – Photo: Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa

Inspired by the natural healing properties of human skin, Prof. Hossam Haick and postdoctoral researcher Tan-Phat Huynh used a new kind of synthetic polymer to develop a self-healing, flexible sensor.
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CANCER BREAKTHROUGH: Israeli Nobel Prize winner leads team to discovery

By i24news


A new study by Israeli researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology’s cancer research center could prove to be “most significant” in controlling the growth of cancer cells, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

Scientists will sequence the genetic codes of about 75,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases – Photo: Leon Neal/AFP/File

A team of Israeli researchers at the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, headed by Prof. Aaron Ciechanover, an Israeli Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, and led by Dr.

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Israelis do it again: The Development of ‘NaNose’ That Detects Lung Cancer


Professors from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Technion produced the NaNose: a Breathalyzer test that ‘smells’ lung cancer in its early stages of development.

By NoCamels Team


Lung cancer is considered the deadliest of all cancers, the culprit for over 27 percent of all cancer deaths in the U.S. annually. However, the reason for this worrisome statistic derives not from the fact that it is more common, but from the challenges of detecting its deadly progression. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any fingerprints, quietly afflicting its victims and metastasizing uncontrollably — to the point of no return. Continue Reading »

Larry King to Help Form Israel’s Silicon Valley Chambers of Commerce

Companies such as Intel, IBM, Microsoft and Yahoo have established offices around the Technion, recruiting students and turning the area into a “second silicon valley.”

Elad Benari


American television legend Larry King is joining up with the Technion in Haifa to establish the Israel Silicon Valley Chambers of Commerce.

The Globes financial newspaper reported that the initiative will foster Israeli high tech, by strengthening ties between the two locations and to channel budgets from multinationals for the opening of R&D centers in Israel.

King, the former CNN host who currently hosts a successful show over the internet, and Technion president Prof. Continue Reading »

Israel admitted into CERN, 1st non-European country to be accepted


20-state council of the Center of European Nuclear Research (CERN), which proved the existence of the ‘God particle,’unanimously voted to accept Israel.




The 20-state council of CERN, the Center of European Nuclear Research that operates the Large Hadron Collider under the Swiss-French border, unanimously voted on Thursday night to accept Israel as a full member of the important scientific organization.

CERN particle research center - Photo: CERN particle research center

CERN particle research center – Photo: CERN particle research center

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman warmly welcomed the decision, saying it was a “proud day for Israeli science.”  He said that the decision to accept Israel was not only an achievement for Israeli scientists, who have brought honor to the country, but also for the Foreign Ministry, which he said worked for years to pave the way for Israel’s acceptance by CERN.

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Electronic Artificial Skin Could Help Amputees Sense Touch, Temperature & Humidity

Scientists at the Haifa’s Technion Institute of Technology celebrated a medical breakthrough that could allow amputees to actually feel again.

By Sean Fitz-Gerald, Mashable



Researchers have developed a flexible sensor with the potential for integration into electronic skin. If successful, the e-skin could attach to prosthetic limbs, letting people with artificial appendages experience changes in their environments, such as touch, humidity and temperature, simultaneously.


Image courtesy of Agustín Ruiz

This is a big step forward, per the Technion Society, as current forms of e-skin can only detect touch. The researchers developed the new system using gold particles and a kind of resin, which is at least 10 times more sensitive to touch than other touch-based e-skin systems. Continue Reading »

Haifa’s Technion gets $130m. grant for China joint venture


The grant to the Technion comes from the profits of the Chinese foundation’s 2011 investment in the Israeli mobile application ‘Waze’, which was recently acquired by Google at about $1 Billion.



The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology on Sunday received a $130 million grant to build an academy called the Technion Guangdong Institute of Technology as a joint venture with China’s Shantou University.

The site was used for many years as government buildings and army space.

The site was used for many years as government buildings and army space.- Photo: Courtesy

The grant, from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, includes profits from the foundation’s 2011 investment in Israeli mobile app Waze.

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Israeli among MIT’s top 35 global innovators under 35



At 26, Technion graduate Kira Radinsky, Ph.D., is on MIT’s list of the world’s 35 brightest young innovators. Others on list were Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg & Google founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin.

By Lior El-Chai



Dr. Kira Radinsky, 26, completed her Ph.D. this year at the Technion, and has already been selected from among hundreds of candidates and placed on the list of the world’s Top 35 Innovators Under 35 for “being an exceptional inventor and for her leading work in the area of programming.”

Dr. Kira Radinsky - Photo Technion Spokesperson's Office

Dr. Kira Radinsky – Photo: Technion Spokesperson’s Office

The list is put together by the MIT Technology Review. Continue Reading »

Researchers: Smokers motivated by instant gratification & risk taking

Working together, researchers from both the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Haifa’s Technion found that smokers are mainly motivated by an urge for instant gratification.



Researchers have been puzzled over the years why smokers – who well know their habit endangers their health and that nicotine is addictive – often don’t want to stop. It has long been thought they have a risk-taking personality that dismisses the danger of cigarettes.

Woman smokes a cigarette

Woman smokes a cigarette – Photo: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

Around 22 percent of Israeli adults smoke, and 10,000 die of direct and passive smoking in an average year.

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Israel’s desalination technology is making water surplus possible

The new plant and several others along Israel’s coast  became a game-changing solution to the challenges of Israel’s famously fickle rainfall.


Water from the Mediterranean Sea rushes through pipes en route to being filtered for use across Israel in a process called desalination, which could soon account for 80 percent of the country's potable water. (Ben Sales/JTA)

Water from the Mediterranean Sea rushes through pipes en route to being filtered for use across Israel in a process called desalination, which could soon account for 80 percent of the country’s potable water. Photo: Ben Sales/JTA

Drawn from deep in the Mediterranean Sea, the water has flowed through pipelines reaching almost 4,000 feet off of Israel’s coast and, once in Israeli soil, buried almost 50 feet underground. Continue Reading »

Advanced Biological Computer Developed by Scientists

The main advantages of biomolecular computing devices over the electronic computers are that these systems can interact directly with biological systems and even with living organisms.

By Arutz Sheva


Technion scientists developed and constructed a molecular transducer, which is an advanced computing machine. This molecular computer was built entirely of biomolecules, such as DNA and enzymes that can manipulate genetic codes. This unprecedented device can compute iteratively, namely, it uses the output as a new input for subsequent computations. Furthermore, it produces outputs in the form of biologically meaningful phenomena, such as resistance of bacteria to various antibiotics. The researchers demonstrated that their transducer can perform a long division of binary numbers by 3 and preformed an iterative computation. Continue Reading »