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January 2011



Stem Cells (Made from Skin Cells) for Personalized Treatment of Heart Disease

Lior Gepstein

Technion Prof. Lior Gepstein and colleagues coaxed stem cells developed from a patient’s skin cells to become cardiac cells with the same heart disease affecting the patient. Besides helping researchers better understand the disease at the cellular level, the study could aid in the development of new therapies and personalized medicine.

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Go TeAMS! (Technion American Medical School)

TeAMS video

Medical school has never been more inviting! The TeAMS (Technion American Medical Students) Program offers qualified Americans the chance to earn their medical degree (alone or in conjunction with a Ph.D.) from the Technion while living in Israel.

Click here to see a video of current students and TeAMS graduates talk about the program.


Israel Aerospace Industries Invests $1 Million in the Technion 

Technion Autonomous Systems Program

The Technion and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed a multiyear cooperation agreement for research in the field of autonomous systems. IAI will invest $1 million over the next five years for research conducted in the Technion's Autonomous Systems Program (TASP).

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Visit Le Marais During Our Spring Mission 

Marais Synagogue Beith Yossef

Did you know Le Marais was once home to Paris’ main Jewish community? Beginning in the late 19th century, the district welcomed many Eastern European Jews, who helped transform it into a center of clothing and fashion. Visitors to Le Marais will still find many Jewish events, bookshops specializing in Judaica, kosher restaurants, and the Pavee Synagogue, designed in 1913 by famed Art Nouveau architect Hector Guimard. Participants on the upcoming ATS Mission to Paris and Israel will see all of these sights and more during their time in the City of Lights.

Click here for more on the mission (May 29 - June 10, 2011).


Technion Honors Researcher Who Discovered New Form of Matter 

Distinguished Prof. Daniel Shechtman

Prof. Dan Shechtman is best known for his discovery of quasicrystals, an entirely new form of matter that has important implications for development of high-strength, low-friction surfaces and thin quasicrystalline film with unique thermal and electrical transport properties. What better way for him to spend his 70th birthday than exploring the latest scientific research on quasicrystals with some of the world’s most brilliant scholars?

Read more about the celebration.

Click here to watch a video about Prof. Shechtman's discovery of quasicrystals.


Receive 2010 Tax Benefits in 2011 

You can still 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.) For more information, please contact Mark Hefter, ATS Director of Planned Giving at or 212-407-6313.

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