Latest Weizmann News

21 July 2021 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Jupiter’s Super Polar Cyclones are Here to Stay

Weizmann Institute scientists have revealed how gigantic cyclones remain stable at both of Jupiter’s poles.  Until recently, before NASA’s Juno space probe entered its orbit around the planet Jupiter, no...

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13 July 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Disease Signs Are in the Matrix

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Research shows that changes to the extracellular matrix could point to the future development of inflammatory bowel diseases. The morbidity rate of inflammatory...

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7 July 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Introducing new Weizmann scientists 2020-2021

The Weizmann Institute of Science has produced a new brochure introducing its newest scientists and what they will be focusing on during 2020-2021. Weizmann’s President, Professor Alon Chen commences the...

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27 June 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

An unusual Way to Die

New research that reveals the details of an alternative cell death may lead to new therapies for a variety of diseases. Unlikely causes of death, like lightning, may strike out...

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15 June 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Following the Footsteps of Humankind out of Africa

A study recently published in PNAS looks at an important chapter in our anthropological evolution and suggests that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals were far from strangers. The Boker Tachtit archaeological...

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30 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Right Off the Bat: Navigation in Extra-Large Spaces

New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that bats navigating in an innovative extra-large experimental setup reveals an unknown neuronal code. The brain is often likened to...

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23 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

A Natural Food Supplement May Relieve Anxiety

A natural food supplement reduces anxiety in mice, according to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study. The plant-derived substance, beta-sitosterol, was found to produce this effect both on its...

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15 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Brain Research Gets a Boost from Mosquitos

Can a protein found in a mosquito lead to a better understanding of the workings of our own brains? Professor Ofer Yizhar and his team in the Weizmann Institute of...

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15 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

The Triple Threat of Coronavirus

Severe symptoms of COVID-19, leading often to death, are thought to result from the patient’s own acute immune response rather than from damage inflicted directly by the virus. Immense research efforts...

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8 May 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

GORKY Protein Turns Bitter Tomatoes Sweet

A new database developed in collaboration with the Weizmann Institute of Science is helping to reveal tomato riddles and may facilitate the breeding of delicious, disease-resistant tomatoes. Wild tomatoes that...

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24 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Slow Synchronisation Keeps Heart Cells Beating in Time

If you dance cheek-to-cheek with a partner, your rhythms soon synchronise, so you move smoothly across the floor. Heart cells that beat – cardiomyocytes – are the same. If you...

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18 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

An Essential Balancing Act: Neurons Adapt to Stay Steady

A new study of lab-grown neurons by the Weizmann Institute of Research reveals a new regulatory mechanism for keeping the On-Off switches in our brain in balance Our brain has...

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18 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

The Hunger Games: Uncovering the Secret of the Hunger Switch in the Brain

Being constantly hungry, no matter how much you eat – that’s the daily struggle of people with genetic defects in the brain’s appetite controls, and it often ends in severe...

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9 April 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

When the beads line up

Our body’s proteins are largely the same as those of apes and monkeys, and the similarities extend even to the less human-like creatures: We share roughly 90 percent of our...

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20 March 2021 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Mouse Embryos Grown Outside the Uterus

A new method is set to reveal the hidden first stages of embryonic development – from a tiny ball of cells to organ growth – this unique research is from...

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20 March 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Bacteria May Aid Anti-Cancer Immune Response

Cancer immunotherapy may get a boost from an unexpected direction: bacteria residing within tumour cells. In a new study published in Nature, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science and...

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19 March 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

How Bushfire Smoke Travelled Around the World

A new study has uncovered how some Australian fires produced a spreading stratospheric haze rivalling that of a volcanic eruption. It’s not just how hot the fires burn – it’s...

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14 March 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Killing Them Softly – With Proteasomes

A collaborative research effort at the Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed that deadly malaria parasites’ are a pre-invasion strategy for softening up red blood cells. Red blood cells are...

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28 February 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

How ‘Great’ Was the Great Oxygenation Event?

Around 2.5 billion years ago, our planet experienced what was possibly the greatest change in its history: According to the geological record, molecular oxygen suddenly went from non-existent to becoming...

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28 February 2021 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Institute of Science and MBZUAI establish joint AI Program

Following on from the memorandum of understanding signed by the Weizmann Institute of Science and the UAE’s Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI) in September 2020, the two...

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