Latest Weizmann News

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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17 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Professor Alon Chen Elected Next President of the Weizmann Institute of Science

The Executive Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science, headed by Shimshon Harel, announced they have elected Professor Alon Chen to be the 11th President of the Weizmann Institute of Science....

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11 November 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

‘Undead’ cell migration highlights personalised cancer treatment

If the molecular machines in our cells were as noisy as their factory-sized counterparts, our bodies would be constantly humming. A cell’s demolition machines – enzymes called caspases that under...

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23 October 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

The Dark Side of the Bone

The discovery of stem cell light and darkness cycles may advance bone marrow transplantation according to new research. Bone marrow replenishes the blood daily with billions of short-lived mature cells,...

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23 October 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

Looking in Cellular Trash Cans for Answers

A novel technology developed by the Weizmann Institute of Science for profiling protein turnover and degradation is offering new insight into diagnosis and understanding the molecular basis of autoimmunity, cancer,...

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7 October 2018 | Weizmann in Israel

The Giving Tree of Life

A new tool developed by Weizmann Institute of Science researchers for mapping cells reveals how complex regulatory systems evolved to help diverse cell types cooperate. The first multi-celled organisms began...

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

Ultra-Personalised Therapy for Melanoma on Horizon

The recovery rates in new immunotherapy treatments for melanoma have risen dramatically, in some cases to around 50%, but these could go higher. A new study led by researchers at...

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

An Inside Look at Probiotics – one size does not fit all

Every day, millions of people take probiotics – preparations containing live bacteria that are meant to fortify their immune systems, prevent disease or repair the adverse effects of antibiotics.  But...

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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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