New Technion technology gives people with disability a...

July 30, 2021

One of the most popular new technologies is voice activation. Smart speakers such as Alexa and Siri allow users to perform everyday tasks simply by speaking to them, and this feature will only become more common. For those with severe speech impediments and disabilities, however, this type of technology has been inaccessible – until a pioneering Israeli company intervened....

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Technion Research turns pulp fiction into pulp reality

July 5, 2021

One of the most challenging medical conditions is serious loss of tissue. Unlike certain animals, humans have only a limited capacity for regrowing missing body parts, which is how the science of auto-grafting has been developed. Moving tissue from one part of the body to another is still complicated though – but pioneering research from Israel may...

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The Technion makes your migraine go away

June 30, 2021

Sometimes dismissed as merely a severe headache, migraines are officially classed as one of the most common debilitating conditions in the world. Nerivio Migra® is a smartphone-controlled neurostimulation device indicated to treat acute migraines. Image courtesy of Theranica Bioelectronics. Regarded by some sources as the third most common disease in the world – ahead of illnessessuch as...

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Israeli Covid test gets green light for takeoff

June 21, 2021

A new Israeli Covid test has been approved for use by the EU, opening the door for quick results across Europe and the rest of the world – including at airports. The timing of the announcement is significant. As increasing numbers of people have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, demand is growing for...

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A sight for sore eyes: $10M raised for...

June 21, 2021

Israel has successfully established itself as a pioneer in medical technology – a fact that hasn’t escaped the notice of investors around the world. Now, an Israeli start-up has successfully raised $10 million to fulfil a bold new vision: an end to avoidable blindness. The potential for such a development is hard to overstate. For most people,...

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Technion scientists to save the seas with mushrooms

June 21, 2021

One of the most pressing environmental issues of recent years has been huge amount of plastic that is in the sea. Despite recent high-profile campaigns to raise awareness of the problem, the reality is that every day more and more plastic is being produced. Unless a viable substitute for this cheap and useful material is found, plastic...

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The Technion finds a cool solution to tumour...

June 21, 2021

Cancer is the leading cause of death world wide, the most common form of which is breast cancer. There are over 2 million global cases of breast cancer annually, resulting in nearly 700,000 deaths. The vast majority of cases involve women, many of whom face the prospect of having invasive surgery to remove their tumours. These painful...

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The Technion makes vegan milk from actual milk

June 17, 2021

In the past few years there has been a huge spike in demand for vegan products. Once regarded as a fringe or fad diet, veganism has now become increasingly mainstream. More and more people are interested in cruelty-free substitutes for previous staples such as meat and milk. The latest development in this field from an Israeli start-up...

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The Technion has bright ideas to improve solar...

May 24, 2021

Across the world, there is a growing acceptance that more needs to be done to fight climate change. In 2016, the Paris Agreement committed signatory countries to reducing their emissions to decrease the rate at which the planet’s temperature is rising. The most significant way of achieving this is by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources,...

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Technion and Israeli tech puts mental health diagnosis...

May 16, 2021

In recent years society has become much more open about discussing issues relating to mental health. Slogans such as ‘it’s ok to not be ok’ and campaigns such as Movember have sought to remove the stigma that is still attached to mental health problems such as depression or anxiety. The global impact of Covid-19, which saw social-distancing...

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Technion robots solve brain surgery headache

April 22, 2021

It sounds like the plot from the 1966 science-fiction film Fantastic Voyage: tiny surgeons travelling into a human brain to destroy blood clots without harming the patient. New technology from Israel could make that a reality however, thanks to pioneering developments from Technion - the Israel Institute of Technology. For many years, brain surgery has been regarded...

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Technion puts students in the driving seat for...

April 19, 2021

For years, self-driving cars have been seen as the next big step in the evolution of the vehicle industry. Tesla, one of the world’s biggest companies, offers limited autonomous driving for its cars, but its cutting-edge vehicles are outside the price range of the majority of consumers. With progress hampered by both technological challenges and safety concerns,...

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Technion AI to help Pfizer with its next...

April 13, 2021

Pfizer is the latest company to turn to Israeli tech. When it comes to pharmaceutical giants, there are few that are larger than Pfizer. Founded over 150 years ago, the American company is one of the most famous and successful of its kind in the world. Developing and producing many different products – including the first Covid-19...

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