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December 2010

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On the Power Track

train

Innowattech, the Israeli company that made news last year when it unveiled a method for harvesting electricity from roads is at it again. This time, the company co-founded by Professor Haim Abramovich is testing its piezoelectric technology on railroad tracks. 

Read more about generating electricity from trains.

Watch a video about how Innowattech harvests energy from roads.


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It's Back: The Charitable IRA

You can transfer funds directly from your IRA, tax free, as a gift to the American Technion Society. Better yet — you have until January 31, 2011 to make your 2010 gift. (To qualify you must be at least 70.5 years old.)

Read more about the Charitable IRA.


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Robotic Suit: A Miracle for the New Year 

ReWalk YouTube video

Imagine being able to stand, walk, drive — meet the world on eye level again after being confined to a wheelchair. Imagine no more. A Technion alum, who is himself paralyzed, has invented a device that makes all of this possible.

Read more about the robotic suit.


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One Man’s Quest to Treat Brain Diseases 

Moussa Youdim

Prof. Moussa Youdim, a pioneer in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, has added another feather to his cap. In November, he was awarded the EMET Prize, just as his anti-Alzheimer’s drug Ladostigil entered Phase II clinical trials in Europe.

Read more about Prof. Youdim's honor.

Don't miss your opportunity to meet Prof. Youdim, as he will be speaking at locations across the U.S. in January and February. Please contact your regional director for more information.


 

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