Latest Weizmann News

4 July 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann global gathering inspires

Every two years the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) gathers together its key international supporters to celebrate the Institute’s achievements and mark its global scientific impact to the benefit of...

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

Bacteria makes fuel from CO2

Weizmann Institute of Science scientists have engineered bacteria that can create sugar from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2). Recently reported in Chem Europe the researchers posed the question: Is...

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23 June 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Visiting scientist agreement with Pfizer announced

The Weizmann Institute of Science and its commercial arm – Yeda Research and Development – has announced they have entered into a multi-year arrangement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer which will...

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22 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2016 ISSI scholarship recipients

Two excellent candidates have won the recent Trawalla Foundation–Weizmann Australia scholarship to attend the 2016 Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in Israel.  They are high school...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

It’s a molecular secret message

A molecular invisible ink is now available. Called a molecular-scale messaging sensor (m-SMS), this is part of a secure, chemically based system designed to transmit and reveal secret messages. Created by...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Not knowing you’re learning

At some point in our lives we have all had to consciously use our brains to learn at school, university and work – dreaming of how great it would be...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Stressing material exchange

How does stress, which can cause our bodies to divert resources from non-essential functions, affect the basic exchange of materials that underlie our everyday life? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers...

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10 May 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann born prostate cancer therapy in advanced trials

A new prostate cancer drug called Tookad®, which is currently approved in Mexico for early–stage treatment, is now undergoing advanced trials in Israel and Europe, with European approval hoped for...

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12 April 2016 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann and Garvan expertise unite in new research centre

Two world-class research facilities – the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia – will unite to establish a new centre based in Sydney. The...

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6 April 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Third cancer drug to use Weizmann patent

A new drug recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat a specific type of lung cancer, is the third cancer drug on the market that uses...

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

New Research confirms anxiety affects perception

Anxiety effects a person’s perception, so they see the world and respond to stimuli differently, new Weizmann Institute of Science research reveals. Recently in the news, the scientific study was...

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1 March 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

A week of discovery

In November, Weizmann Australia organised a special ‘week of discovery’ in Israel for a group of Australian women, focusing on innovations in arts and science.  The week included vivid experiences...

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25 February 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Understanding pancreatic cell biology: a key step towards improved therapy for diabetes

The body’s ability to turn certain genes on and off in specific cells at a precise point in time is essential to maintaining health.   This fine control in regulating...

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

Weizmann scientist at core of breakthrough blood cancer therapy

The breakthrough cancer therapy, currently making headlines for a United States study of leukaemia patients, has its origins at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. Using genetically modified T-cells from...

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11 February 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Understanding drug resistance to improve treatment of infectious disease

Infectious disease treatments can be hugely impeded if the targeted microorganisms in the body resist important drugs like antibiotics, causing serious threat to human health.  Over the past two years,...

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8 February 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Epilepsy gene studies open new research paths

Following the recent discovery of an epilepsy gene called HNRNPU from a study of 500 children and adults with severe epilepsies, a joint University of Melbourne and Weizmann Institute of...

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5 February 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

New techniques to ‘see’ changes in protein behaviour

Proteins are the molecular machines that make living things function. Understanding, measuring and visualising their structural changes as they perform biological functions are therefore imperative.  However to see such changes,...

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2 February 2016 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Not losing weight? It’s probably not the diet

Your weight loss diet may be failing, not because you are doing something wrong, but because your body’s metabolism is not responding as anticipated. Finally the evidence is here, revealed...

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18 August 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Ant Teamwork Explained

When observing ants in a group it is easy to see that they work as a team, but how they work has always been a question. Now new research from...

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31 July 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Can a Sniff Test Spot Autism?

It could be as simple as a sniff test to detect autism early in children according to new ground breaking research from the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Recently published in...

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