Latest Weizmann News

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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6 February 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

RNA ‘Specialists’ Activate Nerve Regeneration

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have identified a genetic ‘switch’ that is only active when nerves are injured – recently reported in Molecular Cell. Genes that encode proteins...

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2 February 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Potential new drug molecule identified

Weizmann scientists have found that a unique method for identifying bioactive chemical compounds produces a potential new drug molecule. Our cells receive more messages than a teenager’s phone and, just...

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1 February 2019 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Washing Machine Brains – Advanced yet Vulnerable

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s Professor Rony Paz suggests our brains are like modern washing machines – evolved to have the latest sophisticated programming, but more vulnerable to breakdown and prone...

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29 January 2019 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Teachers taught art of genomic visualisation

Making the invisible, visible and teaching Australian high-school teachers innovative ways to educate students about cellular genomics, was the focus of a unique, four-day Weizmann-Garvan collaborative education program held on...

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19 January 2019 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Saturn’s Atmosphere Proves Deep, Its Rings Young

As Cassini – one of the more successful planetary missions, orbiting and returning information on Saturn and its moons – reached its final act, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers took...

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10 January 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

‘Frustration’ key to cell migration

When a group must work by consensus but each member has its own direction, the result can be frustration and inaction. But sometimes, the frustration can give way to a new...

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10 January 2019 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

The Immune System’s Fountain of Youth

If only we could keep our bodies young, healthy and energetic, even as we attain the wisdom of our years. But now new research at the Weizmann Institute of Science...

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19 December 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

CT for Clouds: A Fleet of Micro-Satellites Will See into the Smallest Clouds

An Israeli-German mission that includes the Weizmann Institute of Science, which plans to launch a formation of ten tiny satellites that use medically-inspired CT (computed tomography) algorithms to answer climate...

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15 December 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

The Importins of Anxiety

According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. In a study recently published in Cell Reports, researchers at...

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8 December 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Profiling a Killer in Warm Blood

Cancer arises when cells lose control. Deciphering the ‘blueprint’ of cancer cells – outlining how cancer cells hijack specific pathways for uncontrolled proliferation – will lead to more efficient ways...

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17 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Liver Cells Give Away Their ‘Friends’ Locations

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered that by pairing liver cells in cell research makes it easier to find and the smaller ones, which are often hard...

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17 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Designing better proteins 

A computational method for designing dramatically more efficient versions of enzymes, being developed at the Weizmann Institute of Research, may lead to new avenues of drug design and new treatments...

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