Latest Weizmann News

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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19 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New gene analysis adds to understanding of liver function

If you get up in the morning feeling energetic and clearheaded, you can thank your liver for manufacturing glucose before breakfast time. Among a host of other vital functions, it...

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17 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New mechanism found to regulate chronic stress

In addition to the classic stress response in our bodies – an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes – our bodies appear to have a separate mechanism...

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15 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Solar energy on track for hydrogen fuel production

Israeli and Dutch researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and Eindhoven University of Technology have succeeded in almost fully suppressing the production of hydrogen peroxide – a major obstacle...

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2 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A rusty green early ocean?

Though they may seem rock solid, the ancient sedimentary rocks called iron formations – the world’s chief economic source of iron ore – were once dissolved in seawater. How did...

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30 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Malaria prevention – stabilising proteins could help

Despite decades of malaria research, the disease still afflicts hundreds of millions and kills around half a million people each year – most being children in tropical regions. Part of...

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27 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

White blood cells’ secrets uncovered

One of the living body’s mysteries is the movement of cells – not just in the blood, but through cellular and other barriers. New research in the Weizmann Institute of...

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23 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Viruses caught talking to each other

Viruses may be stealthy invaders, but a study reported in Nature from the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals a new, chatty side of some: For the first time, viruses have...

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