Fighting Cancer with Nano-Ghosts

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Prof. Marcelle Machluf of Technion’s Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering heads the Lab for Cancer Drug Delivery & Cell Based Technologies. Her patented Nano-ghosts technology offers a novel and versatile drug delivery platform to fight cancer and is the only drug delivery system of its kind in the world.  Nano-ghosts have proven effective in the lab and Professor Machluf now hope to move to human clinical trials.

Watch Professor Machluf explain this revolutionary new technology.

Advances in Stroke Medicine

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Stroke is the third largest killer of Canadian adults, the primary cause of physical disabilities and the second largest cause of mental disability.

October 29th is World Stroke Day – a day focused on raising awareness for the prevention and treatment of stroke, and to provide better care and support for survivors.

Learn how Technion researchers and alumni are working to help combat stroke through ground breaking innovation.

ReWalk for Stroke Therapy

 Technion alumnus Dr. Amit Goffer is the inventor of ReWalk, an exo-suit which gives independent mobility to those who are physically impaired. The FDA recently approved this innovative suit for use in stroke therapy. This advancement will improve the lives of many stroke survivors!

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Improving Rehabilitation 

Electromyography (EMG) assessment can help researchers and clinicians better understand and treat stroke-induced brain damage and improve post-stroke rehabilitation therapy. Tal Shnitzer, Teaching Assistant at Technion, was the main supervisor for an Electromyography (EMG) research project in the Electrical Engineering department. Researchers observed pattern recognition and classifications in post stroke patients in an attempt to predict their movements through their brain waves. Understanding the patient’s intended movements can help in rehabilitation and performance of everyday tasks.

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Hope for Failing Hearts 

The link between heart disease and stroke is significant. Several types of heart diseases are risk factors for stroke. Likewise, stroke is a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Technion professor and renowned cardiologist Izhak Kehat’s  research focuses on genetic modification for failing hearts. His work is especially topical, since cardiovascular disease is now the leading cause of deaths worldwide. Prof. Kehat is head of the Molecular Cardiovascular System Research Lab in the Technion’s Rappaport Faculty of Medicine.

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Sleep Soundly

Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that can cause your breathing to stop and start many times while you sleep. As noted by The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, there is a strong link between sleep apnea, high blood pressure and stroke. Even short pauses in breathing while you sleep are hard on the heart because they lower the amount of oxygen reaching the heart.

An international research team led by the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology has developed an innovative, AI-based software to detect obstructive sleep apnea.

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Technion is doing their part to help reduce the effects of strokes on the population, but make sure you do your part as well! A healthy diet, exercise and quitting smoking are good starting points to reduce your risk of having a stroke.

Contribute to tomorrow’s innovation and help further research and breakthroughs to fight strokes with Technion’s Biomedical fund.

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Dr. Ilan Nachim

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DR. ILAN NACHIM

Grad Year: 2009

Faculty/Degree: Medical Doctor / Masters of Science

Current Location: Toronto, Canada

Professional Highlights: Medical Director, Bellwood Health Services; Board certified in Family Medicine;  Member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine.

Q & A

At Technion I was able to pursue an American medical degree at a world class institution. The quality of the medical education is exceptional - it is a small program that provides a great base of learning, preparation and practice.

I am originally from Brazil and pursued my undergraduate education in Canada, so it was wonderful to be part of an international cohort and to meet people from around the world, including teachers, mentors and researchers.

It was also humbling to study at an institution that houses some of the best scientific minds in the world, including 3 Nobel Laureate professors.

While studying at Technion, I was very involved in campus life, and had such a positive personal experience at the school. During my time there, I lived in the family dorms and it was a fantastic environment.

Being a Technion graduate has been a real asset in my professional career. The training I received provided a strong foundation of skills and knowledge, which enabled me to excel on my medical exams and opened up professional opportunities. The international connections and the alumni network are also truly valuable and unique.

I am so grateful for the opportunities my Technion education has afforded me and I am proud to be a Technion supporter. When you support Technion, you are strengthening an institution that maintains the best minds the in world and works to improve society with a focus on health, innovation and the betterment of humanity.

New Technion President Shares His Vision

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On Sept. 26, 2019 Professor Uri Sivan was inaugurated as the 17th president of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Sivan takes over from outgoing President Professor Peretz Lavie, who completed his term after a decade in office.

“The Technion today is stronger than ever, and we must leverage this to implement far-reaching reforms in our research structure, curricula, teaching methodologies, and collaboration with industry,” stated Sivan. “ Our success will be measured by our ability to create the necessary synergy to meet the challenges facing humanity.”

Professor Sivan hails from the Faculty of Physics, and he has held numerous senior positions at Technion and on a national level.

Watch Pres. Sivan outlining his vision for the future (3.5 minute video).

Fueling Tomorrow: Clean, Cheap and Safe Hydrogen Technology

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Researchers in the Nancy and Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program have developed an innovative, clean, inexpensive, and safe technology for producing hydrogen. It significantly improves the efficiency of hydrogen production, from approximately 75% using current methods to an unprecedented 98.7% energy efficiency. The researchers have opened H2Pro, a startup company whose aim is to convert the technology to a commercial application.

The hydrogen production technology research was carried out by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering’s Professor Avner Rothschild and the Faculty of Chemical Engineering’s Professor Gideon Grader.  The researcher’s findings were recently published in Nature Energy

Source: Hydrogen Fuel News

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