Weizmann in the News

July 21, 2021

Jupiter’s Super Polar Cyclones are Here to Stay

Weizmann Institute scientists have revealed how gigantic cyclones remain stable at both of Jupiter’s poles.  Until recently, before NASA’s Juno space probe entered its orbit around the planet Jupiter, no...

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November 15, 2020

Digital Aromas on the Horizon

Fragrances – promising mystery, intrigue and forbidden thrills – are blended by master perfumers, their recipes kept secret. In a new study on the sense of smell, Weizmann Institute of...

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November 1, 2020

Ice Could Exist Near the Lunar Surface

New collaborative research from the United States and the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that micro cold traps near the Moon’s poles could contain a ready supply of water ice....

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October 18, 2020

Ancient Hominins Used Fire to Make Stone Tools

Our ancestors not only knew how to use fire, they also developed sophisticated technologies for making tools. Weizmann Institute of Science research, recently published in Nature Human Behaviour, suggest that...

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September 9, 2020

Young at Heart: Restoring Cardiac Function with a Matrix Molecule

Pre-clinical studies at the Weizmann Institute of Research suggest a protein called Agrin could limit scarring and promote natural repair mechanisms after a heart attack. Heart disease is the number...

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July 22, 2020

Artificial Cells Produce Parts of Viruses for Safe Studies

A group at the Weizmann Institute of Science has demonstrated the production of protein assembly lines on a silicon chip. Scientists searching for better diagnostic tests, drugs or vaccines against...

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March 24, 2020

Two Steps Ahead of the Coronavirus

A method of predicting the coronavirus spread, pioneered and developed by Weizmann Institute scientists, may enable the authorities to focus efforts on areas where an outbreak is anticipated – and...

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March 30, 2019

Breathe in before Answering: Cognitive Function Tied to Inhalation

A shot of espresso, a piece of chocolate or a headstand – all of these have been recommended before taking a big test. The best advice, however, could be to...

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February 1, 2019

Washing Machine Brains – Advanced yet Vulnerable

The Weizmann Institute of Science’s Professor Rony Paz suggests our brains are like modern washing machines – evolved to have the latest sophisticated programming, but more vulnerable to breakdown and prone...

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January 19, 2019

Saturn’s Atmosphere Proves Deep, Its Rings Young

As Cassini – one of the more successful planetary missions, orbiting and returning information on Saturn and its moons – reached its final act, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers took...

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January 10, 2019

The Immune System’s Fountain of Youth

If only we could keep our bodies young, healthy and energetic, even as we attain the wisdom of our years. But now new research at the Weizmann Institute of Science...

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CT for Clouds: A Fleet of Micro-Satellites Will See into the Smallest Clouds

An Israeli-German mission that includes the Weizmann Institute of Science, which plans to launch a formation of ten tiny satellites that use medically-inspired CT (computed tomography) algorithms to answer climate…

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Transforming Medicine

The Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics has only been open for 16 months, but statistics from the Australian-Israeli medical research joint venture show it is already a hive of activity….

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December 15, 2018

The Importins of Anxiety

According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. In a study recently published in Cell Reports, researchers at...

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December 8, 2018

Profiling a Killer in Warm Blood

Cancer arises when cells lose control. Deciphering the ‘blueprint’ of cancer cells – outlining how cancer cells hijack specific pathways for uncontrolled proliferation – will lead to more efficient ways...

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September 29, 2018

Ultra-Personalised Therapy for Melanoma on Horizon

The recovery rates in new immunotherapy treatments for melanoma have risen dramatically, in some cases to around 50%, but these could go higher. A new study led by researchers at...

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September 24, 2018

An Inside Look at Probiotics – One Size Does Not Fit All

Every day, millions of people take probiotics – preparations containing live bacteria that are meant to fortify their immune systems, prevent disease or repair the adverse effects of antibiotics.  But...

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September 5, 2018

Opening the ‘Quantum Gates’ for Future Computing

The quantum computers of the future will be able to perform computations today’s computers cannot. These may likely include the ability to crack the encryption that is currently used for...

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August 19, 2018

Disrupted Nitrogen Metabolism Might Spell Cancer

Nitrogen is a basic building block of all the body’s proteins, RNA and DNA, so cancerous tumors are greedy for this element. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in...

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Weizmann-Garvan Partnership Gets $1M Boost

As reported recently in Australian Jewish News by Shane Desianik The potential to uncover cures and personalised treatments for cancer through advancements in genomic medicine was significantly boosted earlier this…

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