Latest Weizmann News

5 September 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Opening the ‘quantum gates’ for future computing

The quantum computers of the future will be able to perform computations today’s computers cannot. These may likely include the ability to crack the encryption that is currently used for...

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23 August 2018 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Australian students attend Weizmann Summer School 2018

During July, two high school science graduates – Dominic Agius, now at Sydney University, and Milan Leonard, now at the Australian National University – attended the month long, annual Weizmann...

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

Disrupted Nitrogen Metabolism Might Spell Cancer

Nitrogen is a basic building block of all the body’s proteins, RNA and DNA, so cancerous tumors are greedy for this element. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in...

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5 August 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Combined Approach Offers Hope to Lung Cancer Patients Who Become Resistant to Drugs

New-generation lung cancer drugs have been effective in a large number of patients, but within about a year, the patients tend to develop resistance to the therapy. Researchers at the...

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5 August 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Semi-arid forests could reduce global warming

Although new trees are cropping up in many places around the globe in an effort to fight climate change, it has become apparent that not all types of forests are...

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29 July 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Recalculating the Route: The Ant Version

Humans cooperate to move heavy objects – whether they are lifting stones for the building of a pyramid or just moving the fridge. The only other creature known to cooperate...

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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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