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Technion research and the achievements of the American Technion Society generate a stream of news that is regularly covered by the world’s leading news media. Below are the news releases we distributed to U.S. media.

Breakthrough Technology Can Repair Severe Tissue Damage

A breakthrough by Israeli researchers could speed recovery and limit scarring and disfigurement for patients who have suffered large soft tissue trauma as often occurs with serious injury or cancer surgery. By biomedically engineering a muscle flap that includes a patient's own blood vessels, the team has created tissue that could be transferred to other parts of the body along with the patient's blood supply. Current techniques for reconstructing such trauma - including grafts and synthetic material - often fail because of lost blood supply.

Jeffrey Richard to Lead American Technion Society

The American Technion Society (ATS) announced today that Jeffrey Richard, of Riverdale, N.Y., will become the organization's new Executive Vice President in May, following a nationwide search. Melvyn H. Bloom, who has led the organization for the past three decades, will become Executive Vice President Emeritus.

Free Online Software Helps Speed Up Genetic Discoveries

Microarray analysis - a complex technology commonly used in many applications such as discovering genes, disease diagnosis, drug development and toxicological research - has just become easier and more user-friendly. A new advanced software program called Eureka-DMA provides a cost-free, graphical interface that allows bioinformaticians and bench-biologists alike to initiate analyses, and to investigate the data produced by microarrays. The program was developed by Ph.D. student Sagi Abelson of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel.

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute Launches the Runway Program, a New Model for Postdoctoral Entrepreneurs

The Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute at Cornell Tech announced today that six postdocs are joining the campus for the first Runway Program, an innovative new model for technology entrepreneurs at the PhD level to advance their research and launch new ventures. Prof. Uzi de Haan, a global leader in tech entrepreneurship and the founder of the Technion's Bronica Entrepreneurship Center in Israel, will lead the one-year program. Cornell and Technion professors will serve as academic mentors for the postdocs, who will also work with a team of legal, industry and venture capital advisors from outside the campus. If a postdoc has a project ready to be launched as a company, their Jacobs Institute-funded Runway Award serves as an investment in the development of the technology much like an angel investor's cash investment might.

Two Technion Professors Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Two faculty members from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), among the highest professional distinctions that can be awarded to an engineer.

Unlocking the Brain's Secrets Using Sound

The brain is a reclusive organ. Neurons the cells that make up the brain, nerves, and spinal cord communicate with each other using electrical pulses known as action potentials, but their interactions are complicated and hard to understand. Just getting access to the brain itself is difficult: inserting devices through the skull into the brain requires surgery. But work by Technion Professors Eitan Kimmel and Shy Shoham, and Ph.D. student Misha Plaksin, may advance our ability to unlock the brain's secrets noninvasively using sound, and perhaps create new treatments for illnesses. The findings were published today (January 21, 2014) in Physical Review X (

Prof. Mordechai Segev to Receive Israel Prize

Distinguished Professor Mordechai Segev of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has been selected as the winner of the Israel Prize in Physics. Considered to be the State of Israel's most prestigious honor, the Israel Prize is awarded to those who have displayed excellence in their field or contributed strongly to Israeli culture. It is presented annually on Israel Independence Day in a state ceremony in Jerusalem in the presence of the president, the prime minister, the Knesset speaker and the Supreme Court president.

Improved Decoding of DNA for Custom Medical Treatments

One day, doctors will be able to create custom medical treatment plans based on a patient's DNA, pinpointing the root of a patient's illness and making sure treatment will not cause a fatal allergic reaction. Thanks to Technion Professor Amit Meller fantasy is one step closer to being a reality

Symposium Showcases Technion Partnership with University of Michigan, Weizmann Institute

A 20-member delegation from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology joined research partners from the University of Michigan and the Weizmann Institute of Science last week for the third annual UM-Israel Partnership for Research Symposium. The event was held at the University of Michigan from October 18 through 21.

Building a World-Class Tech Team

New faculty members bring industry experience, innovative research to the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute


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