Latest Weizmann News

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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31 July 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Ranked 10th in the World for Research Quality

Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science is now ranked 10th in the world for quality scientific research according to the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University in the...

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24 April 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Factory Waste Morphs into Clean Syngas

Heavy industries generate a lot of heat and emit a lot of CO2 to the atmosphere. NewCO2Fuels turns these two streams of waste into profitable products. For millions of years,...

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8 April 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

When Age Matters

A partial human skull unearthed in 2008 in northern Israel may hold some clues as to when and where humans and Neanderthals might have interbred. The key to addressing this,...

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27 March 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Scientist Stresses Value of “Eureka Moments”

Ask Brian Berkowitz about the fruits of his research – say, an environmentally friendly way to remove pollutants from contaminated water – and he’ll stop you. “OK. I have to...

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18 March 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Imaging Study Finds Unique Brain Patterns Among Autistic

Unfortunately, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) remains a condition that presents more questions than answers. Some studies have found a lack of connection or synchronization between different parts of the brain...

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11 March 2015 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

No Limits to Human Effects on Clouds

Understanding how clouds affect the climate has been a difficult proposition. What controls the makeup of the low clouds that cool the atmosphere or the high ones that trap heat...

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23 September 2014 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Saccharin Solution?

DIET COKE is one of science’s great miracles. Ordinary Coca-Cola relies on lashings of sugar to achieve its trademark sickly sweetness—15.9 grams per can, or about a third of the...

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22 August 2014 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Israelis Design Artificial Cells That Make Things

Cell network mimics protein synthesis and communication of real cells, could one day be used to make products Israeli scientists have created an artificial network of cells that act like...

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4 July 2014 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Israeli Research Could Be Breakthrough in Depression Treatment

Weizmann Institute team identifies molecule that creates the depression-relieving chemical Serotonin in the brain. Israeli scientists have identified a brain chemical, which was previously unknown, that could prove to be...

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27 November 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Not So Dumb

A new kind of genetic switch can target the activities of just one type of brain cell. Mysterious brain cells called microglia are starting to reveal their secrets thanks to...

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27 November 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Mapping Defenses Against HIV

The race to find a cure for AIDS, one of Earth’s most pressing epidemics for more than three decades now, is often more of a chaotic relay. Thousands of international...

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30 September 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann Australia Grants $0.5+ Million for Joint Israeli-Australian Research

Drug resistance, diabetes, epilepsy and protein behaviour research are set to benefit from grants worth over $(A) 0.5 million awarded by Weizmann Australia. Funded by Australian philanthropists, Weizmann Australia has...

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20 September 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Stem Cell Reprogramming Made Easier

Weizmann Institute scientists show that removing one protein from adult cells enables them to efficiently turn back the clock to a stem-cell-like state Embryonic stem cells have the enormous potential...

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30 July 2013 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Science Tips, July 2013

GUIDED GROWTH OF NANOWIRES LEADS TO SELF-INTEGRATED CIRCUITS Researchers working with tiny components in nanoelectronics face a challenge similar to that of parents of small children: teaching them to manage...

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