Latest Weizmann News

31 July 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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31 July 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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24 April 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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8 April 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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27 March 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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18 March 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Imaging Study Finds Unique Brain Patterns Among Autistic

Unfortunately, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) remains a condition that presents more questions than answers. Some studies have found a lack of connection or synchronization between different parts of the brain...

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11 March 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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23 September 2014 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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22 August 2014 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

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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4 July 2014 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Israeli Research Could Be Breakthrough in Depression Treatment

Weizmann Institute team identifies molecule that creates the depression-relieving chemical Serotonin in the brain. Israeli scientists have identified a brain chemical, which was previously unknown, that could prove to be...

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27 November 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Not So Dumb

A new kind of genetic switch can target the activities of just one type of brain cell. Mysterious brain cells called microglia are starting to reveal their secrets thanks to...

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27 November 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Mapping Defenses Against HIV

The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international...

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30 September 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Australia Grants $0.5+ Million for Joint Israeli-Australian Research

Drug resistance, diabetes, epilepsy and protein behaviour research are set to benefit from grants worth over $(A) 0.5 million awarded by Weizmann Australia. Funded by Australian philanthropists, Weizmann Australia has...

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20 September 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Stem Cell Reprogramming Made Easier

Weizmann Institute scientists show that removing one protein from adult cells enables them to efficiently turn back the clock to a stem-cell-like state Embryonic stem cells have the enormous potential...

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30 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Science Tips, July 2013

GUIDED GROWTH OF NANOWIRES LEADS TO SELF-INTEGRATED CIRCUITS Researchers working with tiny components in nanoelectronics face a challenge similar to that of parents of small children: teaching them to manage...

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28 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Israeli Team Takes Medals in Math Olympiad

The team that represented Israel at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Santa Marta, Colombia, has won six medals – one gold, three silver, and two bronze. The Israeli team was...

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25 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Past Brain Activation Revealed in Scans

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THAT SPONTANEOUSLY EMERGING BRAIN ACTIVITY PATTERNS PRESERVE TRACES OF PREVIOUS COGNITIVE ACTIVITY REHOVOT, ISRAEL—June 25, 2013—What if experts could dig into the brain, like archaeologists, and...

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17 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Mice in a “Big Brother” Setup Develop Social Structures

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE RESEARCH INTO MOUSE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR FINDS SIGNS OF LEADERSHIP AND REVEALS “AUTISTIC” MOUSE SOCIETY How does a social animal — mouse or human — gain dominance over his...

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10 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Oldest Use of Flowers in Grave Lining

RADIOCARBON DATING AT THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE DETERMINES THE AGE OF FLOWERY GRAVES. A NEW ACCELERATOR TO HELP SOLVE LONG-STANDING ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERIES. REHOVOT, ISRAEL—July 10, 2013—When did people first begin to...

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17 May 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weather on the Outer Planets Only Goes So Deep

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE RESEARCHERS AND THEIR COLLEAGUES SET AN UPPER LIMIT FOR THE THICKNESS OF JET STREAMS ON URANUS AND NEPTUNE REHOVOT, ISRAEL—May 16, 2013—What is the long-range weather forecast for...

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