Latest Weizmann News

6 April 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Self-Monitoring Sense of Smell May Help Detect Coronavirus – online tool developed

Weizmann Institute scientists, in collaboration with the Edith Wolfson Medical Center, have developed SmellTracker – an online platform that enables self-monitoring of an individual’s sense of smell – for the...

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1 April 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Intermittent Lockdown a way to restart the economy

Weizmann Institute scientists have presented  a mathematical model that presents a coronavirus exit strategy and a way to restart the economy after the crisis. Think of dieting. You can fast...

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1 April 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Coronavirus by the Numbers

Numerical data sometimes reveal facts that are otherwise concealed within the rushing flow of information from an overwhelming number of sources. Professor Ron Milo and research student Yinon Bar-On of the Weizmann...

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26 March 2020 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Coronavirus video series

The Weizmann Institute of Medical Research has produced a number of videos about the work they are doing on Coronovirus. If you are interested in finding out more please check...

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24 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Two Steps Ahead of the Coronavirus

A method of predicting the coronavirus spread, pioneered and developed by Weizmann Institute scientists, may enable the authorities to focus efforts on areas where an outbreak is anticipated – and...

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17 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

The Weizmann Institute of Science is exploring ways to assist with coronavirus testing

In light of the severe constraints in performing a sufficient amount of coronavirus tests in Israel, the Weizmann Institute of Science decided to contribute significantly to the national mission and...

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7 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Neurons repeat lessons, even when we’re distracted

A diligent student might stay in the classroom during recess to go over the recently learned material instead of playing in the schoolyard. However, new research at the Weizmann Institute...

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2 March 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Austism and viral infections in pregnancy: are they linked?

A study in mice by the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests how an acute inflammatory immune response in pregnancy may be tied to autism spectrum disorders. Despite extensive research, scientists...

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27 February 2020 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2020 WEIZMANN INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL, ISRAEL

Applications are now open for talented, science-oriented, Australian high school graduates of 2019 to participate in the 2020 International Summer Science Institute (ISSI), at the Weizmann Institute of Science in...

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19 February 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Predicting Immunotherapy Success

One of the frustrations with anti-cancer therapy is that no one drug fits all: Most work well in some people but have little effect in other patients with the same...

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7 February 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Marine Biomass: The Life that Stays Small, Lives Fast, Dies Young

A new census at the Weizmann Institute of Science asks why the oceans have so little biomass compared to land, and shows how small marine producers pull their weight. If...

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14 January 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

New Algorithm Predicts Gestational Diabetes

A new computer algorithm can predict during early stages of pregnancy, or even before pregnancy, which women are at a high risk of gestational diabetes, according to a study by...

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13 January 2020 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann brings out its best in Israel – event report

In November 2019, the first Garvan-Weizmann Symposium was held in Israel, coinciding with the Weizmann Institute of Science’s 70th anniversary celebrations plus the 71st meeting of its international board. Weizmann’s...

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8 January 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Decoy Molecule Neutralizes a Range of Viruses

A host of disease-causing viruses called ‘arenaviruses’ lurk in animal populations in various parts of the world, sometimes crossing over into humans. When they do cross over, they can be...

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8 January 2020 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Rhodes Scholarship awarded to former Weizmann Summer School Student

Two-time Weizmann scholar Matt Goh is heading to the University of Oxford after recently graduating with First Class Honours in theoretical physics from the Australian National University (ANU). But not...

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18 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Blue-Sky Dye Spells Hope for Improving Heart Function

One day ‘blue blood’ might be synonymous with a way to help the heart heal.  Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science found that a non-toxic blue dye used in...

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11 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Electrons imaged ‘flowing’ like water for the first time

Electrons are often described as ‘flowing’ through materials, but in fact they do not move like a fluid. However this hydrodynamic electron flow had been predicted and now with the...

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7 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

A magnetic trap for molecules turns them cold

In hot summers everyone has a hard time cooling down. This is especially true for certain simple molecules which scientists want to cool down close to absolute zero and the...

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6 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

The 11th President of the Weizmann Institute and Four New Vice Presidents Take Office

The eleveth president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Professor Alon Chen, took office on 1 December 2019. He is joined by four new vice presidents, all of whom assumed...

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28 November 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

The Greenest Diet: Bacteria Switch to Eating Carbon Dioxide

Bacteria in the lab of Professor Ron Milo at the Weizmann Institute of Science have not just sworn off sugar, they have stopped eating their normal solid food, existing instead...

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