Latest Weizmann News

15 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

MalaCards and GeneHancer Open New Directions in Medical Research

Weizmann Institute scientists have developed two new databases aimed at advancing personalised medicine. These databases, which combine biological and biomedical information with the use of computational technologies, were created by...

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7 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

6,500 Genes Expressed Differently in Men and Women

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have found that genes mostly active in one sex or the other, may play a crucial role in our evolution and health, uncovering...

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8 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Fish research reveals a genetic basis to social behaviour

Small aquarium fish that fail to swim toward schools of fish on the side of their tanks are yielding clues to human conduct. New research in the laboratory of Professor...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Nerve research sheds light on degenerative disease

At times we all lose our nerve. But certain nerve losses, crucial during early nervous system development, may later play a role in diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or...

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7 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A career in cancer research recognised by Israel’s highest honour

Professor Yosef Yarden, a member of the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Biological Regulation, has been awarded the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Sciences. The Prize, which is the country’s highest...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2017 International Summer School scholarship now open

Imagine this:  you are developing a strategy against cancer that will trigger the body’s early detection of tumours, or studying surfaces using scanning tunnelling microscopy, or learning about the behaviour...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel

Cold, excited molecules change shape

The motion of an object after being hit depends to a large extent on its shape: A round ball will spin very differently from an elongated baton. Spinning molecules also...

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3 March 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

High cholesterol is good news – in plants

People might eat greens to lower their cholesterol levels, but contrary to common belief, most plants are not cholesterol-free. Reported recently in Nature Plants, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of...

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19 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New gene analysis adds to understanding of liver function

If you get up in the morning feeling energetic and clearheaded, you can thank your liver for manufacturing glucose before breakfast time. Among a host of other vital functions, it...

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17 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

New mechanism found to regulate chronic stress

In addition to the classic stress response in our bodies – an acute reaction that gradually abates when the threat passes – our bodies appear to have a separate mechanism...

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15 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Solar energy on track for hydrogen fuel production

Israeli and Dutch researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and Eindhoven University of Technology have succeeded in almost fully suppressing the production of hydrogen peroxide – a major obstacle...

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2 February 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A rusty green early ocean?

Though they may seem rock solid, the ancient sedimentary rocks called iron formations – the world’s chief economic source of iron ore – were once dissolved in seawater. How did...

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

Malaria prevention – stabilising proteins could help

Despite decades of malaria research, the disease still afflicts hundreds of millions and kills around half a million people each year – most being children in tropical regions. Part of...

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

White blood cells’ secrets uncovered

One of the living body’s mysteries is the movement of cells – not just in the blood, but through cellular and other barriers. New research in the Weizmann Institute of...

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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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