Weizmann in Australia

June 5, 2016

Not Knowing You’re Learning

At some point in our lives we have all had to consciously use our brains to learn at school, university and work – dreaming of how great it would be...

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June 5, 2016

Stressing Material Exchange

How does stress, which can cause our bodies to divert resources from non-essential functions, affect the basic exchange of materials that underlie our everyday life? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers...

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May 10, 2016

Weizmann Born Prostate Cancer Therapy in Advanced Trials

A new prostate cancer drug called Tookad®, which is currently approved in Mexico for early–stage treatment, is now undergoing advanced trials in Israel and Europe, with European approval hoped for...

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April 12, 2016

Weizmann and Garvan expertise unite in new research centre

Two world-class research facilities – the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia – will unite to establish a new centre based in Sydney. The...

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March 1, 2016

A week of discovery

In November, Weizmann Australia organised a special ‘week of discovery’ in Israel for a group of Australian women, focusing on innovations in arts and science.  The week included vivid experiences...

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February 25, 2016

Understanding Pancreatic Cell Biology: A Key Step Towards Improved Therapy for Diabetes

The body’s ability to turn certain genes on and off in specific cells at a precise point in time is essential to maintaining health.   This fine control in regulating...

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February 15, 2016

A Myth Busted: Bacteria and Human Cells are Balanced

For some time, the scientific world believed we had 10 times more bacteria and microbes in our bodies than human cells.  But new Weizmann research, recently published in the Journal...

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February 11, 2016

Understanding Drug Resistance to Improve Treatment of Infectious Disease

Infectious disease treatments can be hugely impeded if the targeted microorganisms in the body resist important drugs like antibiotics, causing serious threat to human health.  Over the past two years,...

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February 8, 2016

Epilepsy Gene Studies Open New Research Paths

Following the recent discovery of an epilepsy gene called HNRNPU from a study of 500 children and adults with severe epilepsies, a joint University of Melbourne and Weizmann Institute of...

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February 5, 2016

New Techniques to ‘See’ Changes in Protein Behaviour

Proteins are the molecular machines that make living things function. Understanding, measuring and visualising their structural changes as they perform biological functions are therefore imperative.  However to see such changes,...

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September 8, 2015

Making Connections Cancer Research Symposium

Please click here to read more about our upcoming symposium, featuring 10 visiting Weizmann Institute scientists presenting together with their Australasian colleagues.

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August 18, 2015

Ant Teamwork Explained

When observing ants in a group it is easy to see that they work as a team, but how they work has always been a question. Now new research from...

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July 31, 2015

Can a Sniff Test Spot Autism?

It could be as simple as a sniff test to detect autism early in children according to new ground breaking research from the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Recently published in...

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July 31, 2015

Weizmann Ranked 10th in the World for Research Quality

Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science is now ranked 10th in the world for quality scientific research according to the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the...

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April 24, 2015

Factory Waste Morphs into Clean Syngas

Heavy industries generate a lot of heat and emit a lot of CO2 to the atmosphere. NewCO2Fuels turns these two streams of waste into profitable products. For millions of years,...

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April 8, 2015

When Age Matters

A partial human skull unearthed in 2008 in northern Israel may hold some clues as to when and where humans and Neanderthals might have interbred. The key to addressing this,...

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March 27, 2015

Weizmann Scientist Stresses Value of “Eureka Moments”

Ask Brian Berkowitz about the fruits of his research – say, an environmentally friendly way to remove pollutants from contaminated water – and he’ll stop you. “OK. I have to...

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March 11, 2015

No Limits to Human Effects on Clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat...

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September 23, 2014

Saccharin Solution?

DIET COKE is one of science’s great miracles. Ordinary Coca-Cola relies on lashings of sugar to achieve its trademark sickly sweetness—15.9 grams per can, or about a third of the...

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August 22, 2014

Israelis Design Artificial Cells That Make Things

Cell network mimics protein synthesis and communication of real cells, could one day be used to make products Israeli scientists have created an artificial network of cells that act like...

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