Latest Weizmann News

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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29 November 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Autism and the Smell of Fear

Autism typically involves the inability to read social cues, often associated with visual difficulty in interpreting facial expression. New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science, reported this week in...

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20 October 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Crashing Neutron Stars Observed for the First Time

An international research team, including physicists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has for the first time succeeded in observing a merger of two colliding neutron stars. The merger was...

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24 September 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Altitude training for cancer-fighting cells

New research from the Weizmann Institute of Science published in Cell Reports and recently reported in The Times of Israel, indicates that oxygen starvation could toughen up immune T cells for cancer immunotherapy....

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

Bacteria hinder chemotherapy: antibiotics can help

There is another reason why chemotherapy sometimes does not work: bacteria. In a study published in Science, researchers found that certain bacteria can be found inside human pancreatic tumours, with...

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10 August 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann named sixth in the world in Nature Index of Innovation and first outside the US

The Nature Index of Innovation 2017, which points industry to institutions providing ideas behind inventions, has placed the Weizmann Institute of Science in sixth place in an international ranking of...

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

P53 gene expands its reach

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have found a whole new role for one of the most famous proteins in cancer research – p53. If any gene has a...

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2 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Friends collaborate to de-code superbugs in Weizmann-Monash research partnership

Eight years ago he was a postdoctoral student of Nobel Laureate, Professor Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, spending three years in Israel studying.  Now Dr Matthew Belousoff...

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31 May 2017 | Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

The immune system’s role in the developing brain – new study

We usually think of the immune system as the body’s police force, vigilantly patrolling for invading pathogens and toxins to destroy—but a new study published in Nature Communications from Professor Orly...

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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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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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