Latest Weizmann News

28 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Israeli Team Takes Medals in Math Olympiad

The team that represented Israel at the International Mathematical Olympiad in Santa Marta, Colombia, has won six medals – one gold, three silver, and two bronze. The Israeli team was...

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25 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Past Brain Activation Revealed in Scans

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE SCIENTISTS DISCOVER THAT SPONTANEOUSLY EMERGING BRAIN ACTIVITY PATTERNS PRESERVE TRACES OF PREVIOUS COGNITIVE ACTIVITY REHOVOT, ISRAEL—June 25, 2013—What if experts could dig into the brain, like archaeologists, and...

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17 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Mice in a “Big Brother” Setup Develop Social Structures

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE RESEARCH INTO MOUSE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR FINDS SIGNS OF LEADERSHIP AND REVEALS “AUTISTIC” MOUSE SOCIETY How does a social animal — mouse or human — gain dominance over his...

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10 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Oldest Use of Flowers in Grave Lining

RADIOCARBON DATING AT THE WEIZMANN INSTITUTE DETERMINES THE AGE OF FLOWERY GRAVES. A NEW ACCELERATOR TO HELP SOLVE LONG-STANDING ARCHAEOLOGICAL MYSTERIES. REHOVOT, ISRAEL—July 10, 2013—When did people first begin to...

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17 May 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weather on the Outer Planets Only Goes So Deep

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE RESEARCHERS AND THEIR COLLEAGUES SET AN UPPER LIMIT FOR THE THICKNESS OF JET STREAMS ON URANUS AND NEPTUNE REHOVOT, ISRAEL—May 16, 2013—What is the long-range weather forecast for...

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5 October 2012 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Is Sleep Learning Possible?

A new Weizmann Institute study has found that if certain odours are presented after tones during sleep, people will start sniffing when they hear the tones alone – even when...

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12 March 2012 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Up in a Cloud for Processing Computer Data

A declining amount of today’s computing is done on desktop computers; cloud computing, in which operations are carried out on a network of shared, remote servers, is expected to rise...

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28 December 2011 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Vaccine Could Halt Autoimmune Diseases Such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s

A simple vaccine could stop the onset of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s, say scientists. The potential treatment has proved successful in animal studies and it is hoped...

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26 September 2011 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

The Hedonic Nose: Pleasure May Organise Your Sense of Smell

The nose has long been viewed as a disorganized sensory organ, its odor receptors strewn about with very little rhyme or reason. A study in Nature Neuroscience, published online September 25,...

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13 September 2011 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

An Immune System Trained to Kill Cancer

A year ago, when chemotherapy stopped working against his leukemia, William Ludwig signed up to be the first patient treated in a bold experiment at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr....

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26 July 2011 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Early Diagnosis Possible for Autism

Weak synchronization in toddler brains may be a biological marker for autism.  The finding, by Weizmann Institute scientists, could lead to the development of tools for early diagnosis. The biological...

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1 July 2011 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2011 Results Announced: Best Places to Work in Academia

The Weizmann Institute of Science is voted the Best Place to Work in academia (outside the US) The Scientist, magazine of the life sciences, announced today the winners of its...

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25 May 2011 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Eight Hours of Resistance

Why do cancer cells easily give in to the temptation to divide? Temptations to exceed the speed limit are always plentiful, but only reckless drivers give in to such impulses....

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25 May 2011 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Listening with One Atom

Weizmann Institute scientists set a new record for measuring magnetic vibrations using the spin of a single atom: 100 times more accurate than the previous record The lab, though it...

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27 December 2010 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Researchers, Together with an International Team, Sequence the Full Woodland Strawberry Genome

In a collaborative effort involving 74 researchers from 38 research institutes, scientists have produced the full genome of a wild strawberry plant. The research appeared this month in Nature Genetics. Drs....

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27 July 2010 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

New Invention at the Weizmann Institute Enables Severely Disabled to Communicate and Steer a Wheelchair by Sniffing

A unique device based on sniffing – inhaling and exhaling through the nose – might enable numerous disabled people to navigate wheelchairs or communicate with their loved ones. Sniffing technology...

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23 June 2010 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Snakes on the Brain

Researchers now can say what would happen in Samuel L. Jackson’s brain if he really were to confront snakes on a plane. In a terrifying sequel to that movie scenario, researchers convinced...

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24 May 2010 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann’s Supernova Find May Shed Light on Some Universal Mysteries

By Judy Siegel Until now, scientists have been able to identify only two basic types of exploding stars known as supernovae. Now Weizmann Institute of Science astrophysicists and colleagues abroad...

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