Latest Weizmann News

23 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Viruses caught talking to each other

Viruses may be stealthy invaders, but a study reported in Nature from the Weizmann Institute of Science reveals a new, chatty side of some: For the first time, viruses have...

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13 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Bats remember directions

Navigating to a destination, whether you are a human or a bat, requires a complex set of calculations and interactions among brain cells. Weizmann Institute of Science researchers working with...

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11 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Moon formation challenged

The formation of the Moon has remained something of a puzzle. A leading theory proposes a cataclysmic impact involving a Mars-sized object and a young Earth. But there are some...

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6 January 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

New device measures heat in the very cold

Recently reported in Nature, a new device developed by Weizmann Institute scientists can take the temperature of nanometre-sized materials –  like those that will form the basis of new quantum electronics –...

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19 December 2016 | Weizmann in Israel

Combined research tools create new molecular microscope

What combinations of mutations help cancer cells survive? Which cells in the brain are involved in the onset of Alzheimer’s? How do immune cells conduct their convoluted decision-making processes? Researchers...

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10 December 2016 | Weizmann in Israel

Mixing the perfect cocktail

Drug cocktails, such as those to treat cancer, like the alcoholic versions served at your local bar, are best when the proper ingredients are mixed in the right proportions. And...

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5 December 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Why the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ is keeping scientists up at night

Imagine a living room that switches off the lights when everybody’s gone to bed. A clothes iron that, if left on in an empty house, sends a message to your...

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30 November 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New research may help future dieters keep the weight off

Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding – an all-too-common phenomenon termed ‘recurrent’ or ‘yo-yo’ obesity. Worse still, the vast majority of recurrently obese...

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2 November 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Destination Weizmann

Some may think that a serious, scientific institute is not a fun place to take your kids when on holiday, but according to Sydney’s Ian Perlman, Israel’s Weizmann Institute of...

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24 October 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Upping oxygen levels could reduce jet lag

New Weizmann Institute of Science research just published in Cell Metabolism and reported in the Times of Israel plus other media, has found that changes in surrounding oxygen levels can reset...

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7 October 2016 | Weizmann in Israel

‘Time machine’ reveals protein evolution

Discovering how proteins originated and developed is the focus of research in the lab of Professor Dan Tawfik of the Weizmann Institute’s Biomolecular Sciences Department, and where, with the help...

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28 September 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New method – CoChIP- is deciphering ‘epigenic tags’ that determine cellular fate

Weizmann Institute scientists have developed a new method for deciphering ‘epigenetic tags’ which are coded instructions that determine cellular fate. Recently reported in Nature Biotechnology, the method is unlocking the secrets...

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26 September 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

“The ability to transform failures into a learning process is important”

On 14 September 2016 The Korean Economic Daily  e-mail interviewed Professor Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science. This was in commemoration of Global HR Forum, held in...

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10 September 2016 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann’s Professor Ido Amit visits Garvan

It was the first time for Weizmann’s Professor Ido Amit to visit the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, where he met senior staff to discuss the recently announced...

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5 September 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Summer school an ‘incredible opportunity’ say students

Recently  we announced that ANU students Cherry Zheng and Matthew Goh had won the Trawalla Foundation–Weizmann Australia scholarship to attend the 2016 Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI)...

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26 August 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann part of earth-like planet discovery

A Weizmann Institute of Science researcher is a part of the team that discovered a planet with an Earth-like mass orbiting in the habitable zone of our nearest stellar neighbour,...

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19 August 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Mutated P53 can turn against cancer – new findings

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science on mutations of the protein p53 – which when itself is a tumour suppressor, but when mutated aids cancer growth – indicates...

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22 July 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Stress-coping mechanism could help us make friends

Weizmann Institute scientists have revealed how a molecule in the mouse brain can regulate social behaviour. Reported in Nature Neuroscience, the research suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in...

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7 July 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Our eyes are on Jupiter

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s Dr Yohai Kaspi is part of the Juno Science team that hopes to answer some burning questions about the largest planet in the Solar System. As...

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7 July 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Viral infection in pregnancy linked to autism and schizophrenia risk

New research in mice from the Weizmann Institute of Science may help explain how viral infection in pregnancy raises the risk of autism and schizophrenia in the child. Recently published...

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