Latest Weizmann News

16 August 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Firework memories

Weizmann Institute Scientists have uncovered a neuronal mechanism central to human free recall with the findings recently published in Science. Extra-terrestrial scientists landing in a football stadium would be struck...

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12 August 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Next-Gen Israeli Satellite to Seek out Cosmic Explosions and Black Holes

The Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) of the Ministry of Science and Technology are heading an international project to further study the universe. Weighing...

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24 July 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

First Impressions Go a Long Way in the Immune System

First impressions are important – they can set the stage for the entire course of a relationship. The same is true for the impressions the cells of our immune system...

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24 July 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Gut Microbes May Affect Key Motor Neuron Disease

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known...

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7 July 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Nanotubes’ as superconductors and solar cells

One of the world’s smallest solar cells might be a nanotube – not the kind made of carbon, but one composed of an inorganic compound rolled around itself like a...

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5 July 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Music style analysis could assist therapists

The inexpressible depth of music, so easy to understand and yet so inexplicable, is due to the fact that it reproduces all the emotions of our innermost being, but entirely...

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28 June 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann in top three Nature ranked institutes globally

“Size is not everything,” proclaimed the recent Nature press release, “some smaller institutes are punching above their weight”. This statement arises from a new ranking conducted within the framework of the Nature...

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14 June 2019 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Meet the Australian science scholars!

Recently we announced that three lucky young people had won the Weizmann Australia scholarship to attend the 2019 Weizmann Institute of Science’s Dr Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in...

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8 June 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science Ranked in Top 25  

The Weizmann Institute of Science has been ranked among the top 25 research institutes/universities in the world in two main categories by U-Multirank, 2019. This organization named the Institute a...

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26 May 2019 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2019 Weizmann summer school scholarship winners

This year, there are three Australian high school graduate winners of the Weizmann Australia scholarship now destined to attend the 2019 Weizmann Institute of Science’s Dr Bessie F. Lawrence International...

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22 May 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

The ‘Hippo Pathway’ Keeps Cancer at Bay

A cancer research project conducted recently at the Weizmann Institute of Science evokes an unusual image: hippos. The research is not about the weighty, mud-basking mammals, but about the ‘Hippo...

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4 May 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

TOOKAD® Gains European Approval for Prostate Cancer

In collaboration with scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, privately owned company Steba Biotech conducted extensive research and development on the prostate cancer drug TOOKAD®, which has now received...

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30 March 2019 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Breathe in before Answering: Cognitive Function Tied to Inhalation

A shot of espresso, a piece of chocolate or a headstand – all of these have been recommended before taking a big test. The best advice, however, could be to...

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30 March 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Same Microbe, Different Effect

New collaborative research from the Weizmann Institute of Science has asked a different question about the bacteria in our microbiomes, and the answers, recently published in Nature, could help target...

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24 March 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

South Korea Invests in Weizmann Institute of Science Biomed

Two South Korean concerns have committed to investing $12 million in spin-out companies incorporated by Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd., the technology transfer arm of the Weizmann Institute of...

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17 March 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Antifreeze protein can also promote ice formation says new research

Antifreeze is life’s means of surviving in cold winters: Natural antifreeze proteins help fish, insects, plants and even bacteria live through low temperatures that should turn their liquid parts to...

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10 March 2019 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

New means to develop oral vaccines come from the gut

Only a few vaccines – for example for polio and rotavirus – can be given orally, most are by injection. Weizmann Institute of Science researchers suggest this could be because...

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26 February 2019 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2019 International Summer School scholarship now open

Applications are now open for talented, science-oriented, Australian high school graduates of 2018 to participate in the Weizmann Institute of Science’s 2019 Dr Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute...

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20 February 2019 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Dancing all the way to her Doctorate

Scientists are not generally required to display prowess in modern dance, but Dr Roni Zohar of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Science Teaching Department recently showed her moves in an...

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12 February 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Israel’s First Moon Mission Will Conduct Scientific Measurements

After an enterprise lasting nearly a decade, the Israeli unmanned moon mission ‘Beresheet’ (Genesis) will soon take off from Earth, bound for the Moon’s rocky surface, principally to measure its...

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