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2014-04-08 16:23:33

Future applications could include treatment for disfigurement after radical cancer surgery HAIFA, Israel, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A breakthrough could speed recovery and limit disfigurement for patients who have suffered large soft tissue trauma - as occurs with serious injury or cancer surgery. By biomedically engineering a muscle flap that includes a patient's own blood vessels, the team created tissue that could be transferred to other parts of the body along...

Nobel Chemistry Prize Awarded To Daniel Shechtman
2011-10-05 09:29:10

The Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to an Israeli scientist whose work was once ridiculed for being out of line with received thinking. Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), won the entire $1.5 million 2011 Nobel prize for chemistry on Wednesday for discovering different ways in which atoms could be packed together in solid materials. His work has opened the door for experiments in the use of quasicrystals. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said...

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2010-06-21 08:24:58

Can multiple sclerosis attacks be minimized in a war zone? Multiple sclerosis patients who directly confronted the stress of the Second Lebanon War suffered fewer flare-ups of the disease than those who chose to cope with the situation by focusing on feelings. This has been shown in a new study carried out by researchers of the University of Haifa, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Carmel Medical Center. "Because there is no cure for multiple sclerosis to date, it is important...

2008-09-22 15:00:26

By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH The Technion-Israel Institute is one of only 33 universities in the world to receive a 2008 HP Labs Innovation Research Award, intended to encourage open collaboration with HP Labs resulting in high-impact research. The Technion will collaborate with HP Labs, HP's central research arm, on a research initiative focused on the detection of meaningful patterns in time-oriented event data from a wide variety of sources, such as traces of computing systems,...

2008-07-07 09:01:02

U.S. and Israeli medical researchers say they have discovered one of the factors involved in mitosis -- the ability of cells to daily divide and replicate. Since an inability to control mitosis is one of the hallmarks of cancer, the discovery by researchers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, might help increase the efficiency of cancer drugs that disrupt DNA replication, such as gemcitabine, or drugs that prevent...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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