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12 January 2022 | Weizmann in Israel

Going Out with a Bang

In the not-so-distant past, the discovery of a supernova – an exploding star – was considered a rare occasion. For example, when Professor Avishay Gal-Yam of the Weizmann Institute’s Particle...

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22 December 2021 | Weizmann in Australia

Muscle Repair Study Could Lead to Better Cultivated Meat

One day the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Professor Eldad Tzahor peered into his lab’s microscope and saw steak. As part of Tzahor’s research into repairing muscle tissue, Dr Tamar Eigler,...

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11 December 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Gut Microbes May Drive Weight Gain after Smoking Cessation

Cigarette smoking, practiced by over a billion people worldwide, is considered a leading cause of disease, accounting for over six million deaths each year. Many people don’t quit smoking, despite...

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11 December 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Insulin-Making Cells Discovered in Foetal Gut

An exclusive ‘licence’ for making insulin in the human body belongs to the beta cells scattered throughout the pancreas. But because beta cells can become scarce or dysfunctional in people...

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2 December 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Bacteria and Plants Fight Alike

A brown blotch on a plant leaf may be a sign that the plant’s defences are hard at work: When a plant is infected by a virus, fungus or bacterium,...

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