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September 2010



Fruit Flies Provide Cancer-Fighting Clues

Dr. Orian Video

In this new video, Dr. Amir Orian of the Technion Faculty of Medicine describes how studying the genetics of fruit flies can lead to an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of cancer in humans. Further experimentation may lead to treatment.

Watch Prof. Orian explain his fascinating research...



How I Spent My Summer...

Debra Linfield

Debra Linfield

A select group of nearly 40 students from around the world participated in SciTech, an innovative summer program for outstanding high school juniors and seniors with exceptional interest and ability in science and technology. Each student works on actual projects selected from the research interests of the Technion in fields ranging from electrical engineering and materials science to computer science and chemical engineering. "My summer was beyond description," said SciTech participant Debra Linfield of Irvine, CA. "The laboratory equipment was first-rate, but the physical research environment merely supplemented the joy of being with teenagers from around the world who shared a love for science. Beyond developing as a scientist, I grew as a lover and supporter of the people and nation of Israel."

Learn more about the SciTech program... Keep reading this e-news for updates on next summer’s program.


Paris (and Israel) in the Springtime 

Paris and Israel Mission

Join us on a very special journey May 29 — June 10, 2011. On the "Illumination and Innovation" Mission, you will see the wonders of Paris and the vitality and vision of the 21st century Technion, whose innovations are illuminating Israel’s future.

Learn more about the "Illumination and Innovation" Mission...


Technion Alum in New York Times Op-ed Column 

In another demonstration of the Technion’s global influence, New York Times op-ed columnist Thomas Friedman writes about Technion alum and Better Place C.E.O. Shai Agassi, who is helping implement electric car networks to end the world’s dependence on oil.

Read the article...


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