Latest Weizmann News

21 November 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

A New Look at the Social Brain

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past, vol. 5 Communication with others – verbal and...

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15 November 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science Ranked Eighth in the World for Research Quality

The Weizmann Institute of Science has been ranked eighth globally for research quality in a weighted (proportional) ranking conducted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of Leiden...

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15 November 2020 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Digital aromas on the horizon

Fragrances – promising mystery, intrigue and forbidden thrills – are blended by master perfumers, their recipes kept secret. In a new study on the sense of smell, Weizmann Institute of...

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8 November 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Mystery Molecule in Bacteria Is Revealed to Be a Guard

Peculiar hybrid structures called retrons that are half RNA, half single-strand DNA are found in many species of bacteria. Since their discovery around 35 years ago, researchers have learned how...

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1 November 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Introducing Weizmann’s latest leading scientific recruits

A new booklet from the Weizmann Institute of Science is now out, welcoming its latest leading scientific recruits. Introduced by Weizmann President, Professor Alon Chen, the seven new scientists join...

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1 November 2020 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Ice Could Exist Near the Lunar Surface

New collaborative research from the United States and the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that micro cold traps near the Moon’s poles could contain a ready supply of water ice....

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30 October 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Surprising Players in Acute Liver Failure Point to Potential Treatment

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers have found that gut microbes and host cells jointly contribute to the progression of acute liver failure – a mostly incurable disease – yet also...

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24 October 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Wrong on Time

We cannot stop the march of time, but our perception of time can shrink or stretch. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science recently uncovered a new cognitive bias: The...

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24 October 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Creativity Emerges from Spontaneous Neural Activity

Nicola Tesla thought up his alternating current induction motor while walking, Margaret Atwood comes up with ideas while bird-watching, and Archimedes was famously inspired to formulate the laws of buoyancy...

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18 October 2020 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Ancient Hominins Used Fire to Make Stone Tools

Our ancestors not only knew how to use fire, they also developed sophisticated technologies for making tools. Weizmann Institute of Science research, recently published in Nature Human Behaviour, suggest that...

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17 September 2020 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Bacteria Could Provide Us with the Next Antivirals

By tracking the evolution of what may be our oldest means of fighting off viral infection, a group at the Weizmann Institute of Science has uncovered a gold mine of...

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16 September 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Profiling COVID-19

A research team at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Israel Institute for Biological Research, in Ness Ziona, Israel, has a new approach to understanding the COVID-19 virus that may...

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9 September 2020 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Young at Heart: Restoring Cardiac Function with a Matrix Molecule

Pre-clinical studies at the Weizmann Institute of Research suggest a protein called Agrin could limit scarring and promote natural repair mechanisms after a heart attack. Heart disease is the number...

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17 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Targeting a Chronic Pain Gateway Could Bring Relief

A new approach to chronic pain treatment developed by the Weizmann Institute of Science targets a molecule that moves pain messages into nerve cell nuclei. Something like a quarter of...

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12 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

New Method Sees into more Cells than ever before

A new technology developed at the Weizmann Institute of Science may help answer outstanding questions about the immune system, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and more. Invading cells’ private space – prying into...

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3 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Pregnant Women’s viral Immune Response could Affect Foetal Brain Cells

A new study in mice at the Weizmann Institute of Science show that the mother’s natural anti-viral proteins disrupted the development of neural circuits in the foetus. Findings emerging from...

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3 August 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services to Collaborate

Weizmann Institute of Science and Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit Health Services, recently signed a memorandum of understanding on a collaborative biomedical research initiative. The ‘Schneider-Weizmann Center for Research...

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22 July 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

A New Approach to Tailoring Cancer Therapy: Tapping into Signalling Activities in Cancer Cells

Choosing the right drug for each cancer patient is key to successful treatment, but currently physicians have few reliable pointers to guide them in designing treatment protocols. Researchers at the...

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15 July 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

What the Fish Heart Knows

When the heart recovers from injury, the blood flowing through its vessels is essential. But lymph – the colourless fluid that circulates in a parallel network – and the lymphatic...

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14 July 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Which Came First? Amino acids or proteins?

What did the very first proteins that appeared on Earth around 3.7 billion years ago look like? Now an experiment in recreating primordial proteins solves a long-standing riddle. Professor Dan...

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