Latest Weizmann News

9 June 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann researchers participate in the most sensitive search for dark matter to date

Dr Ran Budnik and his team in the Weizmann Institute of Science have joined 165 researchers from 27 research institutes around the world working on the XENON1T experiment. This experiment...

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9 June 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Body Knows Best: A Natural Healing Mechanism for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Findings from the Weizmann Institute of Medical Research suggest that boosting signals in certain cells and not in others might help treat colon cancer. Treating inflammatory diseases of the bowel...

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18 April 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

“Lord of the Rings” Protein Jump-Starts Nerve Repair

When the body needs to repair nerve injury, the machinery is already in place. Hidden within nerve cells is a ‘one-ring-to-rule-them-all’ kind of trigger: a molecular machine that can ramp...

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18 April 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A Rulebook for Living Cells

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science and recently published in Nature Communications has delved into the process by which small sequences of RNA – microRNAs – regulate the long...

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28 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Food Waste: The Biggest Loss Could be What You Choose to Put in Your Mouth

A new analysis from the Weizmann Institute of Science and partners suggests hundreds of millions more could eat from the same resources if we switched to plant-based diets. About a...

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21 March 2018 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

High school graduate scholarship applications now open for 2018 International Summer Science Institute

Just think of this: you are in a lab working on developing a strategy against cancer that will trigger the body’s early detection of tumours; studying surfaces using scanning tunnelling...

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9 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Unveiling the Depths of Jupiter’s Winds

Three papers published in Nature and broadly reported in the media, answer a question that scientists have been asking ever since Galileo first observed the famous stripes of Jupiter: Are the colorful...

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7 March 2018 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

ANU student wins second Weizmann summer school scholarship

It was just under two years ago that ANU student, Matt Goh, was awarded the Trawalla Foundation-Weizmann Australia Scholarship to attend the 2016 Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science...

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2 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Genetics or Lifestyle: What Is It That Shapes our Microbiome?

The question of nature vs nurture extends to our microbiome – the personal complement of mostly-friendly bacteria we carry around with us and a new study brings more hope for improving...

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20 February 2018 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

‘Brain on a Chip’ Reveals How the Brain Folds

Being born with a ‘tabula rasa’ – a clean slate – for the brain is something of a curse. Our brains are already wrinkled like walnuts by the time we...

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12 January 2018 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Mapping the social landscape

New Weizmann research in bats and published in Science has identified ‘social place cells’ in the brain that respond to the locations of others in the spatial environment, revealing a sub-population...

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28 December 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann impresses at first visit

Weizmann Australia’s newest board member, Mr Bernard Stang, had his first Weizmann Campus experience when he attended the International Board Meeting in November. Mr Stang is a leading Australian businessman...

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15 December 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Malaria Tricks the Immune System

Global efforts to eradicate malaria are dependent on scientists’ ability to outsmart the malaria parasite and a new study suggests a possible defence in the battle against this disease. Plasmodium...

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8 December 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Uncovering Varied Pathways to Agriculture

Around 15,000 years ago, the Natufian culture appeared in what is today’s Middle East. This culture, which straddled the border between nomadic and settled lifestyles, had diverse, complex origins –...

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29 November 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Autism and the Smell of Fear

Autism typically involves the inability to read social cues, often associated with visual difficulty in interpreting facial expression. New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science, reported this week in...

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20 November 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

The science of joints and cartilage

The joint pain associated with osteoarthritis is a big medical problem, with 250 million sufferers worldwide. But according to Professor Jacob Klein of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Department of...

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3 November 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Immune cells’ new role in preventing obesity

In the 1880s, Russian zoologist EIie Metchnikoff invented the term macrophage – meaning ‘big eater’ – for a certain type of white blood cell, due to the way it devours...

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20 October 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Crashing Neutron Stars Observed for the First Time

An international research team, including physicists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has for the first time succeeded in observing a merger of two colliding neutron stars. The merger was...

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20 October 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Spare Parts Might “Jump-Start” Protein Design

The idea of proteins that can be designed on computers for specific functions has been a cutting-edge concept that has stubbornly remained ‘in the future’ however new research at the...

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24 September 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Genomic Recycling: Ancestral Genes Take On New Roles

We often hear about the multitude of genes we have in common with chimps, birds or other living creatures, but such comparisons are sometimes misleading. The shared percentage usually refers...

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