Latest Weizmann News

30 March 2019 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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1 February 2019 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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19 January 2019 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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10 January 2019 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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19 December 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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19 December 2018 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in the News

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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15 December 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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8 December 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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29 September 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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24 September 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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5 September 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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19 August 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

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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29 July 2018 | Garvan-Weizmann Partnership, Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in the News

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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18 April 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

“Lord of the Rings” Protein Jump-Starts Nerve Repair

When the body needs to repair nerve injury, the machinery is already in place. Hidden within nerve cells is a ‘one-ring-to-rule-them-all’ kind of trigger: a molecular machine that can ramp...

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18 April 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

A Rulebook for Living Cells

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science and recently published in Nature Communications has delved into the process by which small sequences of RNA – microRNAs – regulate the long...

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28 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Food Waste: The Biggest Loss Could be What You Choose to Put in Your Mouth

A new analysis from the Weizmann Institute of Science and partners suggests hundreds of millions more could eat from the same resources if we switched to plant-based diets. About a...

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9 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Unveiling the Depths of Jupiter’s Winds

Three papers published in Nature and broadly reported in the media, answer a question that scientists have been asking ever since Galileo first observed the famous stripes of Jupiter: Are the colorful...

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2 March 2018 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Genetics or Lifestyle: What Is It That Shapes our Microbiome?

The question of nature vs nurture extends to our microbiome – the personal complement of mostly-friendly bacteria we carry around with us and a new study brings more hope for improving...

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20 February 2018 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

‘Brain on a Chip’ Reveals How the Brain Folds

Being born with a ‘tabula rasa’ – a clean slate – for the brain is something of a curse. Our brains are already wrinkled like walnuts by the time we...

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12 January 2018 | Videos, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Mapping the social landscape

New Weizmann research in bats and published in Science has identified ‘social place cells’ in the brain that respond to the locations of others in the spatial environment, revealing a sub-population...

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