Tag Archives: Biology
Leading Ladies Making Waves
A research team from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology that included three women and one man, recently returned from a research trip in the Pacific Ocean. The team was led by Prof. Debbie Lindell from the Faculty of Biology and included Dr. Laure Arsenieff, a postdoctoral student from France; Camelia Shopen-Gochev, an Israeli doctoral student;… Read More
How Do Microbes Live Off Light?
Plants convert light into a form of energy that they can use – a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – through photosynthesis. This is a complex process that also produces sugar, which the plant can use for energy later, and oxygen. Some bacteria that live in the light-exposed layers of water sources can also convert… Read More
5 ERC Consolidator Grants Awarded to Technion Researchers
Five Technion researchers have been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) for pioneering projects in their respective disciplines. The ERC Consolidator grant aims to help excellent scientists, who have 7 to 12 years' experience after completing their PhDs, strengthen their research teams and pursue their most promising ideas. Each grant is for up to… Read More
Technion & Pfizer to Collaborate
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Pfizer, one of the world’s premier biopharmaceutical companies, recently signed a collaboration framework agreement to identify opportunities to collaborate and bring forward scientific breakthroughs at the interface between artificial intelligence and drug development. The framework agreement was finalized during the visit of a delegation from Pfizer to the Technion. The… Read More
Producing ‘green’ energy — literally — from living plant ‘bio-solar cells’
(Text by the American Chemical Society.) Though plants can serve as a source of food, oxygen and décor, they’re not often considered to be a good source of electricity. But by collecting electrons naturally transported within plant cells, scientists can generate electricity as part of a “green,” biological solar cell. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied… Read More
How do babies happen?
Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, in collaboration with researchers at Nagoya and Tokyo Universities in Japan, have uncovered a significant new function of the mammalian sperm protein IZUMO1 that may ultimately lead to more targeted diagnoses and treatment of human fertility problems, as well as enable the development of more sophisticated… Read More
4 Researchers, 4 Fields, 4 ERC Grants
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded four early-career Technion scientists with Starting Grants, recognizing the great promise in their research fields. These scientists are: Assistant Professor Inbal Talgam-Cohen from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Faculty of Computer Science; Assistant Professor Ofra Amir from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management; Assistant Professor Noga Ron-Harel… Read More
Are Antibiotic Cocktails Effective?
Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have developed a technique to measure the long-term effects of antibiotic combinations, or cocktails. These combinations are of serious interest to the scientific and medical communities because the use of single antibiotics often leads to the rapid development of bacterial resistance to these drugs. The research… Read More
Technion Researchers Discover Unique Peptides with Anti-Cancer Potential
A new paper published in Nature Communications presents a study on unique peptides with anti-cancer potential. The study was led by Professor Ashraf Brik and post-doctoral fellows Dr. Ganga B. Vamisetti and Dr. Abbishek Saha from the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, along with Professor Nabieh… Read More
The Path to Healthy Aging
Life expectancy is consistently increasing thanks to progress in health care, science, and technology. However, longer lives have not meant an improved quality of life for the elderly. In response to this important global challenge, the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has gathered researchers from different faculties in order to establish the Healthy Aging… Read More