Latest Weizmann News

10 August 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann named sixth in the world in Nature Index of Innovation and first outside the US

The Nature Index of Innovation 2017, which points industry to institutions providing ideas behind inventions, has placed the Weizmann Institute of Science in sixth place in an international ranking of...

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5 August 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

The driving force of “curiosity and passion”

She was born into poverty yet Professor Ada Yonath from the Weizmann Institute of Science became one of four women to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the...

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4 August 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Two great research institutes join forces – Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics officially opened

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, and Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, have now officially opened the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics – where the genetic makeup of...

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3 August 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

P53 gene expands its reach

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have found a whole new role for one of the most famous proteins in cancer research – p53. If any gene has a...

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3 August 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Recurring Leukaemia cells there from the start

Analysing cancer stem cell populations in first-time patients enabled researchers to predict who was most likely to suffer a relapse. For some cancers, remission does not last long: The cancer...

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15 July 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

The connection between attention and reflex

How does attention direct the subconscious actions of our sensory organs? Many of us have had the experience of sitting on the sofa at the end of a long day...

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28 June 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Bacteria in dust storms affect health

Israel is subjected to sand and dust storms from several directions: northeast from the Sahara, northwest from Saudi Arabia and southwest from the desert regions of Syria. The airborne dust...

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20 June 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Stress in the womb raises risk for compulsive eating

While the symptoms of binge-eating disorder usually first appear in adolescence, a new study shows that the seeds of the disorder may be sown in the womb as a result...

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12 June 2017 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Cells that rejuvenate the brain

A newly discovered immune cell type by Weizmann scientists may lead to a future treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease manifested by various neuronal pathological processes...

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7 June 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Young at heart: Restoring cardiac function with a matrix molecule

  Heart disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, yet the few available treatments are still mostly unsuccessful once the heart tissue has suffered damage. Mammalian hearts are actually...

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2 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Friends collaborate to de-code superbugs in Weizmann-Monash research partnership

Eight years ago he was a postdoctoral student of Nobel Laureate, Professor Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, spending three years in Israel studying.  Now Dr Matthew Belousoff...

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31 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

The immune system’s role in the developing brain – new study

We usually think of the immune system as the body’s police force, vigilantly patrolling for invading pathogens and toxins to destroy—but a new study published in Nature Communications from Professor Orly...

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15 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

MalaCards and GeneHancer Open New Directions in Medical Research

Weizmann Institute scientists have developed two new databases aimed at advancing personalised medicine. These databases, which combine biological and biomedical information with the use of computational technologies, were created by...

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7 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

6,500 Genes Expressed Differently in Men and Women

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have found that genes mostly active in one sex or the other, may play a crucial role in our evolution and health, uncovering...

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8 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Fish research reveals a genetic basis to social behaviour

Small aquarium fish that fail to swim toward schools of fish on the side of their tanks are yielding clues to human conduct. New research in the laboratory of Professor...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Nerve research sheds light on degenerative disease

At times we all lose our nerve. But certain nerve losses, crucial during early nervous system development, may later play a role in diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A career in cancer research recognised by Israel’s highest honour

Professor Yosef Yarden, a member of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Biological Regulation, has been awarded the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Sciences. The Prize, which is the country’s highest...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2017 International Summer School scholarship now open

Imagine this:  you are developing a strategy against cancer that will trigger the body’s early detection of tumours, or studying surfaces using scanning tunnelling microscopy, or learning about the behaviour...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Cold, excited molecules change shape

The motion of an object after being hit depends to a large extent on its shape: A round ball will spin very differently from an elongated baton. Spinning molecules also...

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3 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

High cholesterol is good news – in plants

People might eat greens to lower their cholesterol levels, but contrary to common belief, most plants are not cholesterol-free. Reported recently in Nature Plants, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of...

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