Latest Weizmann News

7 February 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Marine Biomass: The Life that Stays Small, Lives Fast, Dies Young

A new census at the Weizmann Institute of Science asks why the oceans have so little biomass compared to land, and shows how small marine producers pull their weight. If...

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14 January 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

New Algorithm Predicts Gestational Diabetes

A new computer algorithm can predict during early stages of pregnancy, or even before pregnancy, which women are at a high risk of gestational diabetes, according to a study by...

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13 January 2020 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann brings out its best in Israel – event report

In November 2019, the first Garvan-Weizmann Symposium was held in Israel, coinciding with the Weizmann Institute of Science’s 70th anniversary celebrations plus the 71st meeting of its international board. Weizmann’s...

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8 January 2020 | Weizmann in Israel

Decoy Molecule Neutralizes a Range of Viruses

A host of disease-causing viruses called ‘arenaviruses’ lurk in animal populations in various parts of the world, sometimes crossing over into humans. When they do cross over, they can be...

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8 January 2020 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Rhodes Scholarship awarded to former Weizmann Summer School Student

Two-time Weizmann scholar Matt Goh is heading to the University of Oxford after recently graduating with First Class Honours in theoretical physics from the Australian National University (ANU). But not...

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18 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Blue-Sky Dye Spells Hope for Improving Heart Function

One day ‘blue blood’ might be synonymous with a way to help the heart heal.  Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science found that a non-toxic blue dye used in...

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11 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Electrons imaged ‘flowing’ like water for the first time

Electrons are often described as ‘flowing’ through materials, but in fact they do not move like a fluid. However this hydrodynamic electron flow had been predicted and now with the...

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7 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

A magnetic trap for molecules turns them cold

In hot summers everyone has a hard time cooling down. This is especially true for certain simple molecules which scientists want to cool down close to absolute zero and the...

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6 December 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

The 11th President of the Weizmann Institute and Four New Vice Presidents Take Office

The eleveth president of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Professor Alon Chen, took office on 1 December 2019. He is joined by four new vice presidents, all of whom assumed...

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28 November 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

The Greenest Diet: Bacteria Switch to Eating Carbon Dioxide

Bacteria in the lab of Professor Ron Milo at the Weizmann Institute of Science have not just sworn off sugar, they have stopped eating their normal solid food, existing instead...

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15 November 2019 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel

Measuring Animal Personality – it’s a first!

A new study on mice, recently published in Nature Neuroscience, shows animal research may need to take into account the connection between genes, behaviour and personality. We may refer to...

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10 November 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Left-handed women have excellent smell despite lacking olfactory bulbs

Is a pair of brain structures called the olfactory bulbs, which are said to encode our sense of smell, really essential? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers has  shown that some...

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2 November 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Converging Solutions: Artificial Networks Shed Light on Human Face Recognition

Our brains are so primed to recognise faces to tell people apart we rarely stop to think about it. But what happens in the brain when it engages in such...

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8 October 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Ebola Antibodies at work – a major vaccine study

A Weizmann Institute of Science laboratory has joined forces with a research team in Cologne, Germany, to uncover details of the immune system’s molecular response following vaccination against Ebola. Their...

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16 September 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Cancer Protocols: A New Approach to Predicting Treatment Outcomes

New Weizmann Institute of Science research shows heterogeneity in melanoma tumours prevents effective immune responses. Diversity – at least among cancer cells – is not a good thing. Weizmann research...

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12 September 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

How Hot Was the Ocean?

Isotopes in iron oxides laid down two billion years ago hold clues to the conditions in which they were created – and they were not boiling – according to Weizmann...

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26 August 2019 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2019 Science Summer School Scholars share their Weizmann experience

In July 2019 three lucky high school science graduates attended the month long, annual Weizmann Institute of Science’s International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in Israel. These were Caleb McKenna (University...

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16 August 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Firework memories

Weizmann Institute Scientists have uncovered a neuronal mechanism central to human free recall with the findings recently published in Science. Extra-terrestrial scientists landing in a football stadium would be struck...

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12 August 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

Next-Gen Israeli Satellite to Seek out Cosmic Explosions and Black Holes

The Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) and the Israel Space Agency (ISA) of the Ministry of Science and Technology are heading an international project to further study the universe. Weighing...

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24 July 2019 | Weizmann in Israel

First Impressions Go a Long Way in the Immune System

First impressions are important – they can set the stage for the entire course of a relationship. The same is true for the impressions the cells of our immune system...

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